Step Right Up: 1967 Ford F-100 Stepside

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Step right up and see this yellow Ford F-100 Stepside listed here on craigslist in Atlanta, Texas. The seller is asking for $3,500 in cash which seems like a reasonable deal for such a solid truck. There is no mention of rust at all but as a kid I learned how to weld on our 1969 Ford F-250 Camper Special and I don’t know if I’ve seen too many F-Series pickups of this generation without at least some rust in the cab corners and the bottoms of the doors. Being from the east side of Texas it would be a miracle if there wasn’t some rust to worry about here. But, if a teenager can fix rust on one of these, the new owner should be able to.

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The current owner mentions a dent in the body of this utility truck, on the right front fender; which, after thirty-nine years, isn’t too bad if that’s the only one. This isn’t the floating, posh, luxury pickups of the modern era, this one has a 300 6-cylinder and a manual transmission with a three-on-the-tree shifter and there is no mention of power steering or brakes. I don’t know why, but I really like driving a vehicle like this with that type of shifter setup, it just reminds me of simpler times.

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The interior looks good but there aren’t any close-up photos other than one of the speedometer, showing 85,809 miles, and one showing an aftermarket radio. No fancy bluetooth here, unlike probably every pickup made today. I’m wondering if the seller is a truck driver, I mean, an over-the-road truck driver since he mentions “new steer tires”. I haven’t heard that term used by anyone outside of the trucking world, but I could be wrong. A new battery is also mentioned, but there are no engine photos. Expect lots of room under the hood when you do your first tune-up and oil change, with that 6-cylinder and nothing else in the way you should be able to almost stand in there.

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This looks like a good, solid, basic truck. If you don’t like yellow, this one isn’t for you, a total color-change respray would be more than the price of admission here unless you did it yourself. The stepside configuration means that you’ll have a little less room for hauling, but you’ll look good while you’re doing it. If I were looking for a pickup, I might step up to this one, would you?

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Comments

  1. RoughDiamond

    I’m digging that! Just the basics which is all that is needed. Haven’t seen a Kenwood stereo radio with most likely a cassette player too in a long time.

  2. Paul B

    Those were the days. Just an honest pickup, with the cab as big as the box! The Ford 300-cubic-inch six was a very good, torquey engine. The transmissions were stout with full synchro and shifted well for a vehicle of that era. I’ve driven several of these trucks and they’re really quite nice for what they are — workaday pickups! Fords of this era do rust badly, though, so do an inspection. I hope someone buys this and keeps it stock as a stove. We need a few of these left unmolested.

  3. jim s

    the way i like them. 6cyl, 3 on the tree, low cost and predented. need some more photos of engine and underside. short stepside bed is nice. make the seller an offer then put the truck back to work. great find

  4. Puhnto

    A real, honest pickup truck for going to the dump and running errands. Perfect and worth every penny!

  5. Paul R

    A real mans truck, simple and dependable. In this era of trucks the average Joe and a few friends could do about anything needed to keep it running. A few basic Craftsman hand tools, a dwell meter and timing light and you were good to go!
    You could climb under the hood, sit on a fender and work on the darn thing! Replacing the clutch was a couple of hours job, the little 3 speed transmission you could man-handle without a jack.

    The 3 on the tree could give problems when the shift tube in the column wore out. You either learned how to shift it or got good at popping the hood and tweaking the shift rods real quick when it hung up between the first and second gear change. Many were converted to a cheap floor shifter that was too short or hit the bench seat without being modified. Replacing the shift tube in the column was a pain and the floor shifter looked cooler anyway.
    A match book under the vent window latch made the annoying wind whistle go away from the worn weather seal… Good Times!

  6. Ed P

    The 300cid 6 was a much better engine for a f100 than the standard 240-6.

    • z1rider

      Better? In what way? Certainly it had more power since it had more cubes thanks to a longer stroke. But except for that they are the same engine.

      • z1rider

        It occurred to me (too late to edit my response) that you may be thinking of Fords 144, 170, 200, 250 engine. The one with the integral intake manifold cast as part of the head. That was a completely different engine family.

      • Ed P

        Yes, the 240 and the 300 are the same block family. The 300 has more power and is better suited to truck use. The 240 is a good engine, but it is often overmatched. I’ve driven f350 with both engines and I prefer the 300. These were the both from Fords big six family the 144,170, etc. were designed for compact car use originally.

  7. JW

    Nice Find I love it, basic work truck / parts hauler.

  8. DENIS

    i like it-wish it wasn’t so far away…..

  9. Mike

    Nice looking old truck, I might need to show this listing to my son, he has been wanting a older Ford like this for a few years. A trip to Texas might be in store for us soon!!!!

  10. Rancho Bella

    Anyone cannot go wrong buying one of these. Treat em’ right and it will last you rest of your life. I dig the Ford inline sixes.

  11. Howard A Member

    I had a truck exactly like this, only a ’68. It was a ex-county truck, and it, like this, was one bare bones truck. This, I’m sure, was the cheapest truck one could get in ’67, doesn’t even have sun visors. The 300, while not the most economical motor, was probably the best “6 in a row” gas engine made, and showed up in all kinds of applications. Nearest auto parts usually has everything for these, so repairs shouldn’t be a problem. Cool find. (btw, that’s pretty observant of Scotty G. mentioning the “steer tires” as a truck driver term. Being a truck driver myself for 35 years, I never heard anyone else call front tires that either)

  12. geomechs geomechs Member

    Yep, this truck could come to my place. Of this body style I always preferred the ’67 the most. Six cylinder/3spd. manual, a good combination although I’d have preferred a four speed with the super granny low and reverse gears. This one is tempting but–maybe I’ll give my brother a call; he might be in the market for another pickup.

  13. Dave

    The 240 was a good engine….My Dad had a couple of ex-Air Force govt surplus 65 F100 stepside shortbeds with the 240 and manual everything.

    He drove a couple
    of 240 engines well over 100,000 miles….one close to 200,000 miles with nothing more than tuneups, oil changes and routine maintenance.

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