1976 Ford F250 4x4 Highboy + Original 1973 Ford F-100 133wb California Barn Find


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Oakland, California, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: Ford
Model: F-250
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Year: 1976
Mileage: 9
VIN: F26
Color: Brown
Engine: 428 Thunderbird 7-Litre V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear

1976 Ford F-250

PROJECTSTALLED
Unique Two Truck Auction
1976 FORD F-2504x4plus1973 FORD F-100 Survivor roller donor

~Original 1976 Ford F250 "Highboy" 3/4 ton 4x4~Original 1973 Ford Cab and Bed solid roller donor~Original San Jose California built trucks~F26 vin number on clean Nevada title~Two trucks "2" sold as a package
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When it comes to vintage automobiles, California and the West Coast of the United States have always been the most desirable the world over for many reasons; the mild climate and the fact that many automotive trends started in California. The automobile is the perfect technological symbol of American culture, a tangible expression of our quest to level space, time, and class and a reflection of our relentless mobility, social and otherwise. You see automobiles advertised the world over described as California cars because at some point they were in California or drove through California. A true California car is one that was sold new in California and titled in California, one that has the original plates that are on that title is a true California car.We are liquidating a collection of 300 actual California cars.

The picture above is an example of what this project could be this truck is not part of the auction but is a 1976 Highboy and what the winning bidder get's is all the pieces to make this.


Bid to own this stalled project.

We have a unique opportunity this week with this lot of two classic Ford trucks. We all only have so many hours in each day and presently we have enough automotive projects to last a life time. This is an ideal father and son or father and daughter project to build a classic 1976 Ford F-250 Highboy which comes with a clean Nevada title. The other piece of the puzzle is an original West Coast donor vehicle that has been resting in storage for decades and happens to be the original color of the 1976 F-250's color code on vin data plate tag. The 1973 is an original California truck that has been stored for several decades.

This is an original barn find that is in fact literally still in the barn in Oakland California at this moment.

These types of deals do not come around to often

Any one can buy a restored truck where someone has taken a rusted p.o.s from Montana or Oregon and welded new Chinese panels and repainted with a modern two stage paint job and sell them on Ebay for $25,000.00 and up. It is a bonafide fact that 1973-1979 Ford F250 ¾ ton 4 wheel drive pickup trucks are going way up in value for the simple fact that they don’t make them anymore.

A good comparison is if you look at the 1966 to 1977 Ford Bronco market the day's of finding a deal on one are gone mainly because of the law it is exactly hat is happening to the “Highboy” market at this moment in time. The original 4x4 Bronco was a very limited production vehicle so common sense dictates the law of supply and demand have made fewer that are left. The last year for the original Bronco was 1977 which was 42 years ago. They are so rare that in 2019 rebuilt one's sell it in Ohio for $250k. Like other Ford trucks sold in the 1960's and 1970's unlike today most were sold to areas where it was a means to an end where they needed in places like Montana places where they got beat hard and rusted out. It is exactly the same for 3/4 ton 4x4's such as 1973-1979 F-250’s Highboys. These were much lower volume vehicles than the ½ ton and were sold to areas where they got beat. They don’t make these anymore either and as time marches on the price of F-250 4x4 Highboys will rise just like Bronco’s. They are both limited production Ford trucks the F-250 Highboy being a much heavier duty vehicle in terms of frame and factory drive train

You are bidding on two vehicles in this auctionfirst a 1976 Ford F-250 4x4 Highboy and a 1973 Ford F-100 4x2 pickup. What you get is two trucks. The buyer is responsible for shipping both trucks. We are located at the Port of Oakland in Oakland California and work with the largest volume shipper for export vehicles on the West Coast as well as several interstate shipper's to the East Coast and mid west, it will obviously cost more to ship two vehicles than one but will be able to help get a direct rate and by pass the broker system and save you money.

1976 Ford F250 Ranger 4x4 Factory Highboy Pickup

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1976 was the high-water mark for Ford’s F250 Highboys. It had the best drive train and was the final year for 360 V8 which is the only V8 they ever had even though most people say they have a 390 that would be incorrect. The 390 was only available in the 4x2 as the Highboy had a narrow stronger frame to handle the devorced transfer case which was built to March of 1977 replaced with the married transfer case. Unless it has been changed the only V8 option for the 1973-1977 ½ was the 360 2v V8. I was told this vehicle had a replacement engine decades ago from a 428 engine from a 1967 Ford Thunderbird. It has Doug Thorly headers and a Edelbrock aluminum manifold and a big carb??? Both trucks are original West Coast production having been built in San Jose California the F-250 sold new in Carson City Nevada to a large ranch where it spent most of it’s life out in the Nevada desert. That truck was brought over to Lake Tahoe for many years and then Oakland where it is now. This is a true F26 High boy with a solid narrow heavy duty frame with optional dual shock front set up and the Ranger package. The body is rough with many dents and rust from the snow in the fender arch’s, it hit a cow years ago in the front left the body is clearly rough but the frame is not. The truck was ordered with Ranger trim and the original stainless-steel moldings are in very good shape. The floors are very sold with no rust from the dry desert which is a moot point as the plan was to swap the cab and bed of the donor truck with an original California Cab and bed. The frame is still a 1976 Highboy with a clear Nevada title which is better than money in the bank.

The “High-Boy” got its name from sitting higher from the factory that the other Ford pick-up trucks. The divorced transfer case (Dana 24 NP 203 or NP 205 cause the front-end to be higher, so the rear end had 4-inch lift blocks to bring the rear-end up to the same height. once Ford switched to married transfer case in mid-1977 people started referring to the 1973-1977.5 divorced transfer case trucks as Highboys and the 1977.5 -1979 trucks with married transfer case as low boys. The previous generation 1967-1972 was essentially the same and has been included in most definitions of Highboys as well. The 1967 -1975 Highboys front axles were a closed-knuckle design. The 1976 - 1977.5 had the open-knuckle design which is more desirable. The 1976 model was the first year for power disc brakes with the Heavy Duty Dana 44 front axle also in 1976 Heavy Duty external hubs became standard. The rear axles of the Ford High-Boy was a heavy duty Dana 60 with 16 splines from 1967-1975 in 1976 the heavy duty 30-spline Dana 60 Power lock rear axle was offered. All Highboys came with the 4.10:1 axle ratio.

If the vin # doesn'tstart with F-26 it is not a Highboy

Highboys came only with in-cab gas tanks, and optional side-mounted gas tank, but never with a rear gas tank. A rear gas tank is too wide to fit between the narrower 33.5 inch wide frame rails of the unique Highboy frame, and can only fit the 37.5-inch wide rear frame rails of the unique Highboy frame, and can only fir between the 37.5-inch-wide non Highboy-rear frame rails.

All F-series light duty pickup trucks during 1956-1972 had in cab gas tanks. In 1973, Ford moved the gas tank to rear under the bed, except for Highboys. 1977 was the last year for the in-cab gas tank, because US vehicle safety standards outlawed it. Make sure the filler neck grommet remains completelysealed against the cab, and occupants will not smell gas fumes. If both the cab and gas tank are breached in a serious collision, the occupants will not be alive to worry about the potential fire. In respect, the gas tank is safer in the cab, since it is less likely to be breached in the cab than under the bed, especially while off-roading. Highboys were manufactured from 1967-1977.5 (assembled before serial number (Y2,001) . The last Highboy was produced in February, 1977. Highboy production ceased in February 1977. The Highboy is significant as the most desirable factory 4x4 of it's era due to it's stout frame, increased height compared to other light-duty pickup trucks, and divorced transfer case. Chrysler and GM did not have a counterpart. The Highboy is also historically significant as the basis of the first monster truck: Bigfoot.

Highboys had front leaf springs with 5-6 leafs (depending on GVW) that were 3 inches wide. Highboy front leaf springs were more arched than non-Highboy front leaf springs. Highboys had progressive type- rear leaf springs with 9 leafs that were 2 1/4" wide, compared to non-Highboy rear leaf springs, which were 3 inches wide. Highboy rear leaf springs were 48-inches eye to eye.

Many people refer to Highboys as trucks with a factory lift which is incorrect. Although highboys were taller than other trucks, the suspension was not lifted. The front suspension did not have a lift block, and was taller to accommodate the divorced transfer case. The rear suspension had a block between the axle and leaf springs to lift the rear of the truck, but most trucks had a rear lift block, so it is incorrect to refer to either Highboys or most trucks as factory lifted trucks.

Highboys came with tall, thin tires with an off-road tread. Many people put larger tires on. A stock highboy with its suspension in good condition can handle 37-inch tall tires, as long as the tires are fairly narrow, such as 12.5-inches, this is the point where suspension body lift is required. A stock highboy came with wheels that were 8.00 x 16.5 inches, and are often replaced with 16-inch wheels. All Highboys had divorced transfer cases, as opposed to married transfer cases. A married transfer case is bolted directly to the transmission. A divorced transfer case is bolted onto its own cross-member, and is separated from the transmission by a driveshaft. Highboys had Dana 24 part time transfer cases from 1967-1973, and either standard NP 205 part-time or optional NP 203 full time transfer cases from 1973-1977.5. The NP 205 is the strongest an most desirable factory transfer case.


1976 Ford F-250 Ranger factory Highboy:
The 1976 Ford F-250 4 wheel drive pickup was a high water mark year for the highboy. The Ford high-boy got its name from sitting higher from the factory that the other Ford pick-up trucks. The divorced transfer case (Dana 24 NP 203 or NP 205 cause the front-end to be higher so the rear end had 4 inch lift blocks to bring the rear-end up to the same height. Once Ford switched to married transfer case in mid 1977 people started referring to the 1973-1977.5 divorced transfer case trucks as Highboys and the 1977.5 -1979 trucks with married transfer case as low boys. The previous generation 1967-1972 was essentially the same and has been included in most definitions of Highboys as well. The 1967 -1975 Highboys front axles were a closed-knuckle design. The 1976 - 1977.5 had the open-knuckle design which is more desirable. The 1976 model was the first year for power disc brakes with the Heavy Duty Dana 44 front axle also in 1976 Heavy Duty external hubs became standard.The rear axles of the Ford High-boy were a full floating Dana 60 with 16 splines (1967-1975) or in 1976 the heavy duty 30 spline Dana 60 Power lock rear axle. All High-boys came with the 4.10:1 axle ratio.
The vin on this 1976 Ford F-250 is F26xxxxxxxxxxxxxxF26= 4 wheel drive F250 3/4 ton

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Donor Truck:

1973 Ford F-100 Reg cab 2wd 133WB

This sad little F-100 has had a strange easy life in comparison to most 46 year old pickup trucks. She has spent most of her life sitting in a barn . It would be very difficult to duplicate in terms of originality with it's old man patina from Kern county . This truck like the Highboy was also built in California at the San Jose assembly plant in Milpitas California. It was ordered by a dealer in Bakersfield and sold to an old man that wanted it just the want he wanted it a base model Custom ½ ton reg cab long bed pickup with the exact 133 inch wheelbase as the 1976 Ford F-250. This truck is a 2wd with just one option a 302-V8 and the standard 3-speed manual on the column. It does have the same 3 pedals used for a 4 speed manual. The rubber on the pedals and the rubber floor show an overall lack of use. At some point many years ago the truck developed a carburation issue that for some reason was never addressedand it was parked in a barn for decades, it was brought from Bakersfield to Oakland where it was again parked in a building where it now sits. This 133-inch wheelbase has a very solid rust-free Cab and bed and would fit perfectly on the high boy frame. The only difference is the high boy has a narrower frame than the 2wd and the fuel tank on the F250 would need to be fitted into the cab of the F-100.

This truck was ordered color code #F Ginger the same as the F250.

This truck as so many other vehicles we have has been stored for many, many years for the right 4x4 Highboy to come around and the odds of finding the same color are quite rare.

The 1973 F-100 is a basic truck which overtime has become kind of a parts truck which has had a few items robbed off the old girl. When someone needed a prefect original bench seat for a more valuable truck it was removed. When another old highboy with a snow plow needed an original grill, shell and bumper it was also robbed. If you needed some lug nuts otherwise, she is a very solid cab and bed the way Ford built it. It would be nearly impossible to find an original San Jose built Highboy with a body and bed like you see here.


The plan was to remove the body and off the 1973 and install it on the 1976 which would leave make an original California Ginger paint body the way it came from Ford with some minor dings and dents compared to many restorations you see which were formally rust bucket's with Chinese replacementbody panels.

This truck has been off the California DMV system for several decades and has no record. It is being sold with a bill of sale.

The 1976 F250 has a clean Nevada title the 1973 comes with a bill of sale.

Both trucks were ordered in basically the same color the 1973 was ordered in #R or Sequoia Brown Met or Med Ginger depending on the year of production.

Ford the right individual or individuals the 73 body and bed could be swapped onto the 76 frame which would ad tremendous value for the labor as original California old man patina on a High-boy is money. Think of an original 1976 Bronco with in Sequoia brown would be worth?

To sum up this auction is for two trucks and original 1976 Ford F-250 Ranger ordered in color code #Z which is Hot Ginger Mer Highboy and a original 1973 Ford

Solid survivor presently not running

Solid cab and bedmissing front grill and bumper, bench seat, a few lug nuts, bub caps, rear bumper

This lot to summarize is for two Ford pickups sold in a package, you get and original 1976 Ford F-250 factory High-Boy F26 Nevada ranch truck and a 73 Ford F-100 stored for decades and is still in the barn.

Sold as a package

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This listing includes well over 100 detailed photos and the vehicle has been described as descriptive as possible. If there is anything that is unclear or additional information is needed please don't hesitate to ask. Please ask any questions before bidding.Please only bid with the intention to own. Bidding then canceling for "entering the wrong amount" will get you blocked from further bidding. Thanks and Good Luck
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