On my way to look at a pickup for sale in St. Paul with my Father in law to replace the '71 F250 I'd driven daily for 15 years, spotted this '70 F250 in a mall parking lot with a for sale sign on it. After being disappointed with the truck we set out to see, we went straight back to the mall and called the owner. He met us, and sold it to me on the spot for $800.00. Less than 100,000 miles, and he was the original owner. Six days later, before I'd even taken pics, some guy hauling signs in his trailer lost one, and hit me. I was heartbroken. And mad. Which spurred me to work. It took all summer, but I was able to locate original Ford replacement parts and steel sheet metal through a Ford dealership in Jordan, MN. Off it went to the body shop. This is from the day it came home. Over the next year I rebuilt the motor, having the heads, intake and exhaust manifolds ported and polished, and several other performance modifications. It runs like a dream. We put our '76 Harley Super Glide in the back, and pull the '78 Jayco camper to the Black Hills almost every year. It's always a big hit at Sturgis for the big bike rally. Here it is now, 30 years later with the same paint, new dual exhaust, and 16" tires and rims to replace the now obsolete 16.5". Seventies Ford F250's. Best. Trucks. Ever.
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