1981 F150 Explorer w/11k orig miles @ $25,900 on Ebay

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1981 F150 Explorer w/11k orig miles @ $25,900 on Ebay

Rembrant
Here's a big money Bullnose...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303246029519

It's a nice truck and has obviously been well preserved, but damn...$25 grand?.

1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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Gary Lewis
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Yes, it is a very pretty truck.  But it isn't $25 grand.  In my simple mind that's $26 grand!  

It has the wheel well trim I like, but it doesn't have the side trim, and I'm not sure what I think about that.  In some ways I miss it, but in some ways it looks clean w/o it.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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salans7
Beautiful truck, but it would be better as a 4x4.
-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 351W/NP435/Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8--Detroit True-Trac L/S, Hurst Short Throw, 4" Suspension, 3" Body Lift, Mustang Cobra Rear Disc Swap, and a few other mods....
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Rembrant
salans7 wrote
Beautiful truck, but it would be better as a 4x4.
Yeah, and worth more money too. 2wd trucks like this one have a hard enough time fetching $10k. Some of the real nice examples we've seen go through Ebay often times hit $7000-$7500 bucks, while a real primo truck might fetch $10,500...but that would be rare. To get into the low teens, it must be a 4x4 pickup or a Bronco.

1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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Gary Lewis
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Rembrant wrote
To get into the low teens, it must be a 4x4 pickup or a Bronco.
So, a 4x4 with 6x9" speakers in the door panels might get into the low teens??????  
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Rembrant
Gary Lewis wrote
Rembrant wrote
To get into the low teens, it must be a 4x4 pickup or a Bronco.
So, a 4x4 with 6x9" speakers in the door panels might get into the low teens??????  
YES!!
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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salans7
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Gary Lewis wrote
So, a 4x4 with 6x9" speakers in the door panels might get into the low teens??????  
You have to subtract $1k for every section of the vehicle that a Sawzall has touched.
-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 351W/NP435/Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8--Detroit True-Trac L/S, Hurst Short Throw, 4" Suspension, 3" Body Lift, Mustang Cobra Rear Disc Swap, and a few other mods....
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Gary Lewis
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Does each door count separately?  
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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salans7
Unfortunately yes.

-LH Door
-RH Door
-Crossmember
-Radiator Support

Man that's $4k right there. So your truck is basically worth 4x2 money.
-Shaun
1980/86/90 Ford F350 4x4 351W/NP435/Sterling
2003 Ford Ranger V6/M5OD/8.8--Detroit True-Trac L/S, Hurst Short Throw, 4" Suspension, 3" Body Lift, Mustang Cobra Rear Disc Swap, and a few other mods....
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Gary Lewis
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salans7 wrote
Unfortunately yes.

-LH Door
-RH Door
-Crossmember
-Radiator Support

Man that's $4k right there. So your truck is basically worth 4x2 money.
And that's just what I've found so far.  
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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LARIAT 85
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That is a beautiful truck!

But, that tailgate looks odd all one color.  It seems like it should have had some light blue paint?
Lucille:  1985 Ford F150 XLT Lariat

*Colors:  Dark Canyon Red exterior, Canyon Red interior
*Engine: 5.0, CompCams 31-230-3, "Thumper" E7 heads, Edelbrock Performer intake, Autolite 4100 carburetor, DuraSpark II ignition, Thorley Tri-Y headers, Flowmaster dual exhaust, H-pipe.
*Drivetrain:  AOD transmission, 3.55 gears, 2wd.



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66gtk
I want that bench seat real bad.  Would look perfect on my truck.
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emunder
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Agreed. I wouldn't pay that much for a 2 wheel drive truck. So clean though. Great engine pics too...saved lol.
1986 Ford F150 XLT 4X4. 300 I6 w/ 4 speed manual.