I bought this hulk to get at the AC parts and to get the template for the hole in the firewall for the AC that I was swapping onto my 1979 F100. It had no engine, trans, rear axle, front clip, bed, or doors when I bought it for the princely sum of $50 and drug it home. Yes, Craigslist strikes again. It was a fair deal. In addition to the carb and front suspension, it had the AC parts and wiring harness, and the rear sway bar, large rear tires, rear overload springs, and dual gas tanks were still on it. There were plates welded across the frame rails under the bed to mount a fifth wheel to.
Here's some more pics taken right before I posted it to Craigslist to be parted out.
The data sticker on the driver's side door jamb shows the VIN to be F25JRY23040, which breaks down to F25 = F250, J = 460 4bbl V8, R = built in Jan Jose, CA, and Y23040 to be the serial number of this truck. The codes F0121 and TO442 seem to apply to the extra weight ratings on the front a rear axles. The build date is 03/77, which makes this a 1977 model year truck. The GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is 7900 lbs, with the front axle being 3350 lbs and the rear axle being 5300 lbs. The owner had informed me that is was a 460 powered truck that was used to tow a large fifth wheel or haul a camper shell. The pedals and lack of a shifter show it to have been an automatic, likely a C6. The lack of a 4wd shifter in the floor and the lack of a front axle arrangement says it was a 2wd truck. That all lines up with the VIN number, so I'm going to believe it. The huge rear tires seem to agree with it being a very heavy load in the rear, such as a camper shell or fifth wheel, and the 5300 lbs rear axle rating concur with that. The additional data that's usually at the bottom of the sticker on the door jamb (color and trim info, etc.) was not filled in, but everything looks to be original for colors - it's white with a green interior.
The stuff I don't need or want is for sale, and once I get done with the truck it will be recycled. For example, the 460 engine mounts may be interesting to someone, as might the rear overload springs and the gas tanks, dual piston front brakes, etc. I might use the rear anti sway bar on my truck, or maybe not. If something looks interesting to you, ask me about it.
The cab, after stripping it down and unbolting it from the frame.
The frame under the cab showing the mounts.
A full shot of the bare firewall.
A close-up of both sides of the firewall.
Same as above, but annotated to describe what each hole is for.
The bench seat, removed from this truck and stored safe and dry in the back of my 1975 Suburban. Needs a new cover, but the frame and springs are in good shape.
Here's a mostly complete list of the possibly interesting stuff that's left. If it's not listed here or in the "already gone" list, it might still be around.
Here's a list of the stuff that is already gone or was gone before I got the truck.
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