Shortbed Survivor! 1970 Ford F100 Pickup

This 1970 Ford F-100 short box looks like a great drive it as you fix it project. Although there isn’t much history in the ad, it seems like a pretty original truck. It can be found for sale here on eBay with a current bid of $6,000 and the reserve hasn’t been met yet. Apparently it spent most of its life in Virginia but now resides in¬†Stoughton, Wisconsin and has a clear WI title. These 5th-gen F-100’s continue to be very popular and prices keep rising. Take a look at this awesome example and see if it is a winner in your mind.

The engine is the original 360 cubic inch V8 backed by a 3-speed manual transmission. There’s no photo of the VIN tag in the ad, but it does say the VIN is F10YNH70848. F10 = F-100 2wd, Y = 360 cid, N = Norfolk, VA plant, H70848 = March 1970. If this truck was previously registered in Virginia, it may have been manufactured and sold there! The ad says the truck has factory power steering, which is nice. You can see it has manual brakes, which could be easily upgraded. Also, you can see the heater core has been bypassed, probably due to a leak inside the cab. The ad says it runs and drives great, which is a big plus.

The interior looks very nice and original as well. Even the dash pad and seat cover look great. The ad does say the green floor mat is original. There is quite a bit of aftermarket support for these trucks, so if there’s anything that needs to be replaced or updated, most parts aren’t too hard to find.

The seller says the truck is very solid and they have included several photos of the undercarriage as well. The ad does say the paint has been touched up in spots and the chrome/trim is in “generally good condition.” Overall, this seems to be a really nice truck and probably a good investment. I’m not sure what the reserve is, but if it isn’t much over the current bid, this is probably going to be a winner for the buyer. What do you think?

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Comments

  1. Gaspumpchas

    sweet pickup,, great shape but I’d like to see a pic of the front cab mounts. Leave as is, maybe upgrade the brakes, drive as is. Great liitle truck that will do the work and it aint 60 grand!! Good luck.\
    stay safe and wash your hands
    Cheers
    GPC

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  2. Bob_in_TN Member

    Back in the day I drove lots of Ford work trucks with three-on-the-tree transmissions. I haven’t driven one in decades. Sometimes I think I would like to have one now so equipped, but I wonder if I might not find them quite as cool as I remember.

    Nice truck. Thanks Montana.

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  3. geomechs geomechs Member

    Not bad for 50. I sure wouldn’t turn a truck like this down. I actually like the engine/trans combo. Back in the day, it was quite common. That 3 spd. could handle a lot of punishment…

  4. Joe Haska

    Great find, I would love to have this truck !

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  5. theGasHole

    Power brakes, power steering, 3 on the tree, short bed, great color combo, Sport Custom trim, what’s not to like? This is a great truck.

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  6. Silverfox

    He doesn’ t say, but these are not stock wheels, hubcap or tires on it. I wonder if he still has all the originals for it including correct spare tire. ??? Also I would love to see carpet pulled back and show floor pan under heater??? Also inside of BED FLOOR. Thanks Silverfox

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    • Gaspumpchas

      Most definitely, Silverfox! I can add one more item, the cab mounts, right behind the front wheels. Conveniently located behind the front wheel where all of the road salt, etc. gets thrown up and you can hear them rust out. Had a few trucks here in the rust belt that I had put 2 or 3 sets of cab mounts in. the trucks from out west are a breath of fresh air with the original mounts.
      Stay safe and wash your paws
      Cheers
      GPC

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