1972 Ford F-250 4x4 Restoration On Progress

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The 1972 Ford F-250 4x4 was Purchased on Bring A Trailer in January of 2021. The second owner sold it to a friend to list and sell online, so technically I am the 4th owner of this truck. The truck was purchased with roughly 202,000 miles. The original engine and transmission have never been taken apart. The original owner in 1972 had the automatic transmission swapped at the dealership prior to taking delivery. Through the years the timing chain and gears have been replaced, new distributor, Holley carburetor, and accelerator pump just to mentioned a few modifications and improvements to keep the truck running. When I took delivery of the truck I drove it straight off the trailer and drove it around for a few weeks before deciding to restore the truck. I went back and forth on whether or not to keep the original colors and ultimately decided to go with the colors I liked most- Boxwood Green and Wimbledon White. Some Ford enthusiasts would say it brings down the value of the truck, but after I complete the restoration of the truck it will like it came straight off the factory floor in 1972, and ultimately that is just what I want. With no intentions of doing a complete frame off restoration my attention to the small details and perfection got the best of me. Once I removed the motor and transmission to be rebuilt I could not stop there. I wanted everything to look original and be sanded, painted, or reworked to look like new. With hardly no rust on the truck every bolt and screw has been been gone through and every inch of the truck has been (or in the process) sanded, painted and is now dent free. The motor and transmission have both been completely rebuilt and will be kept original. There is still more work to be done but I hope to have the truck on the road at the end of April. I can't wait to share the photos and the life of Frank the Ford once the restoration is complete.

Says: Clint Cornejo (Owner)
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