I bought this truck for $200 strictly as a parts truck to get the EFI fuel system (fuel tank, fuel pump, and fuel lines) for use in an EFI conversion on a friend's 1979 Ford F100. I may also keep the cruise control system along with any other odds and ends I can make use of. The rest of the truck is for sale, individually or as a unit. The body parts are in good shape, the bed has dual fuel doors (for dual tanks), and some of the interior bits look to be good as well. The truck is a "super cab" with red exterior and interior. It was originally equipped with a 5.0L EFI motor and and automatic transmission. As I received the truck, it had no motor, trans, transfer case, or steering column - so don't bother asking about them because I never had them. If, after reviewing the photos and details below, you believe I have stuff from this truck that you want/need, then ask me about it.
Here's the photos of the truck as it arrived in my driveway and before I cleaned out the crap the seller so nicely left in the bed of the truck.
Here's the VIN tag.
Here's how it breaks down.
Here's the info from the body tag.
As of yet, I have no idea what that all decodes to.
Door Jamb Stickers
Here's the most important of the various door jamb stickers - the one with all the ID codes on it. Most of it is pretty obvious - basically everything except the last two lines. Those are the codes we're after. The only non-obvious codes that I do not know how to decode are the two codes at the far right next to the VIN - "F0087" and "T0314".
Here's the first line.
Here's the second line.
This sticker identifies the engine/EFI/emissions calibration.
Just in case you were confused, this sticker reminds you this vehicle is not suitable to make an ambulance out of.
This sticker was on the front driver's door jamb, and the others were on the rear driver's door jamb. I have no idea what it means, but it might be useful to decode something so I snapped a picture of it while I was there.
Front Axle Tag
Here's the info from the front axle tag, which was (thankfully) still attached to one of the bolts on the axle cover. Judging by the amount of general grunge on the front axle, it looks like it's been in place since the truck was new and the axle cover has not been removed in a long time.
NOTE: The bolded V characters are actually upside down triangles on the ID tag.
Rear Axle Tag
The rear axle did not have an ID tag on it. Sadly, this is fairly common. Since the ID tags Ford uses are attached to the rear cover bolts, they get removed and lost whenever someone pulls the cover. Even a simple gear oil change or gear inspection can result in a lost ID tag. All signs pointed to the axle being original to the truck - the rear ABS sensor was there and hooked up, the rear anti-sway bar was there and hooked up, and the axle did not appear to have been removed. Even the aftermarket wheels on the rear axle matched the others that were on/with the truck. Since the front axle appears to be a 3.54 ratio unit, I would place a good bet that the rear axle is a 3.54 unit as well - the front and rear axle ratios have to match on 4x4 vehicles.
Here are more photos of the truck as it slowly go parted out and sold off. And yes, it is sitting on stacks of old tires. I needed to use my trailer after removing the axles and my driveway was full. It was quite the low-tech engineering project to get the truck off the trailer and onto the tire stacks, especially since I did it by myself with nothing of that what you can see in the photos, a floor jack, and some jack stands. I can be fairly creative under time pressure, but I think my neighbors are quickly tiring of the "junkyard look" my side driveway has acquired, so I needed to do something about getting rid of this ASAP. It went back onto the trailer, got stripped to the bare shell, and hauled off for scrap. The interior was pretty complete and in good shape - even the headliner was good. The back seat needs a bit of cleaning, but is otherwise fine. It's vinyl so it won't be stained. Someone dip drip a glue-like substance on one spot of the rear seat, but it's barely noticeable with it installed.
Here's what's left of the truck that is in usable condition.
This was vehicle #28. There was nothing particularly special about this vehicle.
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