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Newbie - 1968 Ford F-250

Postby AR1977 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:12 pm

Hi All - just picked this up today and I'm super excited. First Ford project and very little knowledge. wanted to enjoy driving it and learning/teaching with my kids. Any and all advice & help is welcome. 1968 Ford F-250, looks like a Camper Special. Looks like in great shape but you tell me. Previous owner took very nice care of it, took apart engine and cleaned it nicely (390 ci). Needs some cosmetic work but all in all I think will be a lot of fun. Previous owner tells me it was originally manual/2WD but he converted it to 4WD.

Let me know what you think and any advice you have for great online resources and suggestions on where to start.

Thank you and look forward to talking.
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Re: Newbie - 1968 Ford F-250

Postby 1970FordTK » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:43 pm

Welcome from North Carolina. :thup:

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Re: Newbie - 1968 Ford F-250

Postby 67mann » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:20 am

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Re: Newbie - 1968 Ford F-250

Postby lennyp » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:49 am

:wel: from Massachusetts. Nice truck.

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Re: Newbie - 1968 Ford F-250

Postby Lone Ranger » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:22 am

Welcome from Michigan. Truck looks great!
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Re: Newbie - 1968 Ford F-250

Postby AR1977 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:13 am

here's what I know about it:

Originally a 1968 2WD F250 with 360 8cyl. Previous owner put in a 390GT V8, and converted it to a 4WD. It's really fun to drive, sounds great and runs great. A little hit & miss on the idle, I need to let it warm up for about 5 mins or it will stall putting it in gear. Has anyone had same issue?

Lot's of stuff I want to do to it. Thinking of painting it matte black with red interior. I'm really excited about this project.

Here is the link to some more pics: app.php/gallery/album/96

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Re: Newbie - 1968 Ford F-250

Postby Mancar1 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:19 pm

Welcome aboard from Gerber, Ca.
I also have a 68 CS, a 2 wheel drive.
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Re: Newbie - 1968 Ford F-250

Postby hdman90 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:22 am

:wel: from PA! Sweet truck! If you paint it, I would plasti-dip it, that way you can remove it whenever you like... If I had a dime for how many times I've heard someone say they wish their truck had factory paint....
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