Short Bed Big Block: 1967 Ford F100

1967 Ford F100

Classic trucks are hot and this one looks like it could be fun. Short bed, Wimbledon white, and a 360 big block V8! Sounds about perfect to me. The only problem is that you couldn’t actually get a 360 until ’68. The VIN tells us that it did leave the factory with a 352 though and that was still the biggest engine available at the time. Someone has obviously made a few upgrades here, so you’ll want to make sure you know exactly what you are getting. This truck isn’t perfect, but it does look like a fun driver. It’s located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is listed here on craigslist for $7,500.

Crusty Interior

Things are a little crusty inside, but you can order a kit to remedy that. I’d probably leave the exterior alone and focus on the interior because it’s nice to have a clean place to sit. The hole in the dash needs to be filled with a radio and a new dash pad would work wonders. The deep dish steering wheel and wild shift knob might be a little much for most people, but I guess it goes with the hot rod theme the seller was trying to create. Personally, I’d stick with subtle visuals and spend my money of things that actually matter.

Big Block

Like speed! The seller has provided many videos of the truck and even a few of it reaching highway speeds. I’m sure it’s a lot of fun to drive now, but with a little work, I bet it could be a serious speeder. These trucks weren’t built to be quick though, so it might take some work getting everything right. The 3-on-the-tree probably isn’t the best choice for quick gear changes and it’s doubtful that the brakes are really up to the task. That does appear to be a dual master cylinder in there, but I’d want to check out my disc brake options before adding too much more power.

Ford Tail Gate

This truck reminds me a lot of our old Mustang and I’m not just talking about the color. It has a cool vibe about it and just needs the right owner to complete the look. I’d source some stock looking black steelies and redo all the vinyl in either black or brown. The surface rust and dings are fine on an old work truck, but some detailing could really make it shine. We discovered that most auto part stores carry Wimbledon white in a rattle can so some of the mismatched painted could be corrected. Either way, this looks like a fun pickup project!

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Comments

  1. z28th1s

    Ford didn’t make a 351 until the 1969 model year.

    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

      You’re right, I meant to put 352. The post has been updated. Thanks.

  2. Don E

    Washington plates in COS?

    • Kyle Campbell

      I bought it from a guy in Washington and had it shipped to The Springs

  3. Howard A Member

    This is probably a 352. And they did have some steam, but an awful appetite for gas. Pretty much what you’d expect from Colorado. Most in the Mid-west are long gone. Good trucks.

  4. Lucky

    Seems to pricey for that f100 but 67 to 72 ford f100 has 34″ wide frame and is front suspension upgrade candidate by using 03-09 crown Vic not to mention dropping in the engine and transmission from a 03-09 police interceptor wouldn’t be a bad thing either ..

  5. Mgroge

    These are still pretty common around LA. They seem to be a favorite of gardeners and junk haulers

  6. Aaron

    I had a 72 F250 so similar to this it’s scary. That tiny steering wheel would be no fun. Neither would 3 on the tree. Neither is 8mpg. That’s why I sold it.

  7. geebee

    Went to high school with a guy that had a white Ford like this, but a long bed. Had a built 360 that was just as big an over achiever as I’ve ever seen. One of those engines that just dug deeper than made sense. The 454 Chevy/GMC trucks were thick, and I don’t know of one of those that ever even got close to beating that plain, old white Ford in the quarter mile.

  8. Loco Mikado

    My ’72 Dodge 3\4 ton with a 400 I used to have would have dusted this and a lot of other Ford PU’s. When I was in HS in the mid 60’s a guy had a ’62 Dodge PU with a 413 Cross Ram. He dusted the ’62 Impala with a 409 that everyone thought was so hot. A lot of people lost a lot of money that day. Earlier I had a ’67 Dodge PU with a 383. A good friend with a ’69 Ford PU with a 390 said mine was faster than his by just riding in mine. I never have understood the fascination with 60’s-70’s Ford PU’s but each to his own and the freedom of choice we enjoy in our country. At one time I had 1\2 ownership in a ’57 Ford PU. It’s 272 V8 wasn’t much more powerful than the 235 I6 l had in my ’57 Chevrolet Panel. It did have more power than the 216 I6 in my 1950 Chevrolet PU. Probably the fastest Ford PU I ever drove was the ’39 with a Pontiac 389 tri-power with a 4spd B&M hydro that I almost bought in the late 60’s..

    • David Montanbeau

      Bought a 60 Ford short bed with a 455 Olds with turbo 400. I blew off a Hemi and he was not a happy camper. Truck looked like the one pictured. Bought it from an auto auction in Atlanta Georgia in 75. Paid 600.00 for the truck and drove it to Detroit with no problem. That truck was a lot of fun.

    • Howard A Member

      Rather than a “thumbs down”, I’ll tell you what the fascination was, they were good trucks ( and still are).It wasn’t about who had the best time in the 1/4 mile, but day after day, of rocks and sand and plywood, or drums of paint thinner ( in my case), you name it, they hauled it. Dependably. I think all trucks of this period were good trucks. To show a liking to any certain brand saying it is better than the others, is just emotional.

  9. G.P. Member

    7500.00 really?

  10. JW

    Loved the yellow Chevy from the other post but now were talking OLD FORDS RULE especially shortbeds. Too bad I just bought a 2016 F-150 eco-boost quad cab 4×4.

  11. geomechs geomechs Member

    I’ll go along with the ’67 model although that’s a ’68 grill. The only difference between a 352 and a 360 is essentially .050″ in the bore; a 360 is a 390 with a 352 crank and rods. You can take it (360) up to a 410 (Mercury Marauder motor) by running a 428 crank. I see he’s running a Holley 500 2bbl. That’s an excellent way to help those FE’s breathe. I installed a lot of them on customers’ trucks (2 of my own as well). Dual exhausts, a Holley 500 and re-curve the distributor–made a different truck…

  12. racer99

    Most parts on later models up to 1979 will retrofit (all the ones with the twin I-beam front suspensions) so stuff like power steering, power disk brakes, 5.0/AOD drivetrains, etc., will bolt right in. Nice shell to me but all the mechanicals need to be upgraded if you’re actually going to drive it. Interesting clip on youtube of a guy with an early ford truck that dropped the shell onto a late model eco-boost chassis and drivetrain.

    • Rocco

      If you change the eng. to a small block, you have to find some small block frame mounts. The big block frame mounts come straight out from the frame. Small block mounts angle toward the rear a little. A must for a small block conversion. The small block 302 ci eng. was first installed in ’68. Once you install these, everything else falls into place.

  13. bob

    most of you are overlooking the price. $7,500
    come to texas-they are a lot cheaper.
    he can ask what he wants, and somebody may pull the plug.
    thats capitalism.

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    • racer99

      Agreed — it has no options and the running gear is sturdy but archaic. It’s priced as a collectable but a base model truck with non-original running gear just isn’t worth anywhere near that money. Starting points for a rest-mod can be a ton cheaper as almost all the parts are now available to restore/rebuild one of these.

  14. Doug Towsley

    I agree With Bob, That seems rather pricey. Those old Fords are not that hard to find. Unless you REALLY like how this one is set up then it may make sense. But there IS a certain charm in the simplicity and boxy utility styling and design of these. Heavy old and basic, a GREAT Farm truck that drives like a school bus. good candidate for a restomod and updated brakes, power train and creature comforts while retaining its styling. I drove more than a few of these on farms in the 1970s, They also had a habit of dropping into gear or slipping out of park on the auto trans versions If I recall correctly, Remember a few farm wrecks that sparked that story. But I am a Chevy guy at heart so no danger of me bidding.

  15. newport pagnell

    Unleash your inner Mr Majestyk-(Charles Bronson)

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