The term “Highboy” has been used to refer to the 1967-1977.5 Ford F-250 4X4, although ‘Highboy’ wasn’t actually a Ford term.
The early 4X4 pickups were conversions of a 2WD chassis. It was simpler and cheaper to utilize the original 2WD transmission than to design an adapter to marry them. This meant that the transfer case (either Dana 24, NP203, or NP205) was connected to the transmission with a short driveshaft (also referred to as being a divorced transfer case) rather than being married to the back of the transmission like they are today.
Owner of this truck is: Isaac Harry
The sixth generation of the Ford F-Series is a line of pickup trucks and medium-duty commercial trucks that were produced by Ford Motor Company from the 1973 to 1979 model years. Produced by Ford in North America, Argentina, and Australia, this is the third and final generation of trucks derived from the 1965 Ford F-Series.