Florida may be sunny, and warm, but this old F100 isn’t living the Florida dream. Left in the woods with another truck and some other random items, this Ford actually doesn’t look half bad. With some rust, but not too much rot, this truck still has some potential to be useful. Packing a factory V8 with a 3 speed manual, this interesting old truck is offered for $2,000. Find it here on craigslist out of Grande Ridge, Florida. Thanks to Clarke B for the submission!
The 292 cubic inch Y block V8 is still in place and completely untouched. There is some rust in the engine bay, but most of which appears to be surface rust that has graduated to leaving some pitting, and thinning the metal. There is also a bit of rot on the firewall. The engine is crispy, but it may still be useful to a Y block enthusiast, or to continue to power this old truck. The condition of the engine is unknown, but it is mated to a 3 speed column shifted manual transmission.
Looking at the interior makes it seem as if this truck was in nice condition before it was parked all those years ago. I would assume a rodent has made a home in the driver side of the bench, as well as made himself at home within the cab itself. Although the dash and steering wheel look as if they would clean up nicely. There are some extras and perhaps a bit of trash stored on the passenger side, but this interior looks like it would clean up well enough for an old truck. There are no details about the cab floor, or the condition of the cab itself, but there is going to be plenty of mechanical work this truck needs, as well as some body work.
With a great deal of paint remaining, there is also a fair amount of surface rust. This F100 is a desirable short bed truck, and the rust doesn’t look horrible, but it also isn’t a walk in the park either. There are not many details offered about this truck, its condition, or its history. The frame, and lower portions of the bed, cab, and front fenders are in unknown condition. Hopefully being in the south will have saved this truck enough to still be a viable project for someone. The only indicator of heavy rust is the driver side “step” into the cab. The step itself is clean broken away from the body, almost appearing to have been a recent accident by the seller. Although in questionable condition, this truck is still a great looking truck that could be put to use one way or another. Could you put this F100 to good use?