I did it again .....Empire '69 F250 ranger

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I did it again .....Empire '69 F250 ranger

Postby briansbronco » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:34 pm

Haven't been here for a while but I picked up a SUPER nice 1969 f-250 Ranger PKG 4x4 in Empre yellow. A friend is also a ford nut and mentioned wanting to part with a project he has been working on to fund another. I had never seen it and so we discussed and I drove over to take a look. What he had was a really clean old truck and I just couldn't pass on the price. The only thing I'm not terribly happy with is the bed. Which is a different color and just set on the frame. He included a literal pickup bed of parts he had purchased for the truck. Everything on the truck works as original. I was really surprised.

So here is where he left off.
Rebuilt 360 ( new parts to make it 4 barrel with headers)
Rebuilt 4 speed with new clutch/PP/ linkage
Rebuilt Dana 24 with new joints at every location
New hubs/brakes
Bench seat recovered and then covered again with protective "Indian Blanket" seat cover.

PTO output for 4 speed and Ramsey PTO winch. Not sure if I want to put this in the front or the back but it looks like new and I gotta use it.


Questions: Nice original beds are very hard to come by where I am. I am thinking a custom flatbed is in order. I did this with my previous build and for my mountain lifestyle it works best. Anyone seen any nice custom builds lately?

Anyone put a PTO winch setup in this vintage truck? Looks pretty straight forward I was just wondering about aesthetics.

Bucket seats. This truck is very nice but I really feel the need to install buckets. I plan to drive it a good bit so My comfort is utmost. I am much more comfortable In a bucket with a center console.

Lots of PICS to follow. This is the text portion.
1970 F250 4x4 SC Flatbed.
1968 F350 DRW Service body.
1969 F250 4x4 SC DRW
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do evil on their behalf"---Orwell

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Re: I did it again .....Empire '69 F250 ranger

Postby briansbronco » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:39 pm

I am also seriously considering converting to duals on the back. More for load distribution than anything else. I live and drive in snow/Ice everyday here in Montana. I have some concerns about a Dually in the snow but there are lots of them running around. I know that the only 4x4 duallys were Napco conversions but I am also a fan of the look for sure. I have a set of lock ring Dually rear wheels from my 67 f-350 that I could use on the back to keep it stock appearing.
1970 F250 4x4 SC Flatbed.
1968 F350 DRW Service body.
1969 F250 4x4 SC DRW
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do evil on their behalf"---Orwell

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Re: I did it again .....Empire '69 F250 ranger

Postby Manny » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:13 pm

:nopix:
Have not seen and custom beds here lately. Yes there has been pto winches on these trucks but they are kinda a nightmare with the shafts and hanger bearings a such. You might find a electric to suit you better. Dually on the back sounds cool. Can't wait to see this thing. :thup:
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67' F-250 CS high boy
360 4 bbl
4 speed
d44-d60 4.10 gears

woods wrote: The rust holes in my truck were a factory install (very rare).

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Re: I did it again .....Empire '69 F250 ranger

Postby briansbronco » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:24 am

Yeah I know, I was going to post some pics bu they were really crappy and dark. I'll have some tomorrow that hopefully do it justice.
1970 F250 4x4 SC Flatbed.
1968 F350 DRW Service body.
1969 F250 4x4 SC DRW
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do evil on their behalf"---Orwell

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Re: I did it again .....Empire '69 F250 ranger

Postby Manny » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:15 am

briansbronco wrote:Yeah I know, I was going to post some pics bu they were really crappy and dark. I'll have some tomorrow that hopefully do it justice.



Killing me smalls..... :lol:
Dapper Dan

67' F-250 CS high boy
360 4 bbl
4 speed
d44-d60 4.10 gears

woods wrote: The rust holes in my truck were a factory install (very rare).

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Re: I did it again .....Empire '69 F250 ranger

Postby hfdco4 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:55 pm

Sounds like you got a steal!
:fr: FE390PC
1970 F250 4x4
2016 F150 4x4 2.7 ECO
Gone 1997, 1999 & 2003 F150 4x4s
Gone 1988, 1989 & 1991 Broncs


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