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1985 Ford F-150 Stepside 4x4 4-speed 300 6cyl Black/red Original Flareside Truck on 2040-cars

Year:1985 Mileage:139196 Color: Black /
 Red
Location:

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, United States

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, United States
Transmission:Manual
Body Type:Pickup Truck
Engine:300 c.i 6 cylinder
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 2FTEF14Y5FCB46230 Year: 1985
Number of Cylinders: 6
Make: Ford
Model: F-150
Trim: Stepside
Cab Type (For Trucks Only): Regular Cab
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 4 wheel drive
Mileage: 139,196
Options: Cassette Player, 4-Wheel Drive
Sub Model: XL
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Red
Disability Equipped: No
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"Runs and Drives, moderate rust throughout, 4wd works, shifts fine, engine runs fine, needs tlc"

 For bid here is my 1985 F-150 Stepside.  The truck had sat for a number of years before I bought it and got it running.  I have replaced all the hard brake lines, front hoses, and master cylinder.  The 4wd works fine and the transmission shifts pretty well, however the clutch has chatter at times.  There is rust on the truck that I had intended to work on but I do not have the time to repair it.  There is also body damage and dents at various areas.  The one side of the fiberglass bed has a good sized crack.  The wooden floor of the bed has some holes in it.  The interior is in pretty good condition, but needs some more cleaning and the blower motor does not turn on which I have not looked into.  The lights on the truck work but it needs a left headlight.  The truck is rough around the edges but could certainly be worse and may make a good restoration or off road project.  The photos were taken with the truck running and as you can see the engine does not smoke and it idles fine.  I'm sure it could use a tune up and more regular use.  I must sell this truck as-is because I do not know everything about it and it has obviously been around a very long time.  The title is a good PA title in my name, and the truck should be hauled from here and not driven as it should be looked over thoroughly.  Please only bid if you have good feedback and want to own the truck.  Thank you for looking.

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