This 1965 Ford F250 Makes Me Want to Buy a Ranch

1965 ford F350 4x4 for sale

Admittedly, we’re already ahead of the curve on fourth generation F-series trucks here at Hooniverse. However, after stumbling upon this stunner of a ’65 F250 4×4, we can’t not share. 390ci V8, four-speed, 4×4, a flat bed and clean cosmetics. Honestly, there’s not much more to know or share. Without any other info, we can assume that single-circuit master cylinder’s actuating drums at all four corners and there’s no AC. The tires look to be in the 32-33″ range, which probably couples with crazy-low gearing to make it more usable around town. Lest you worry about a lack of torque, one, it’s got a 390 and two, it’s got a T18 four-speed with a 6.32:1 first gear.

I can almost rationalize dropping the Wagoneer for this beast. Alas, for me, this truck is a no-go as it lacks the necessary seating for my whole clan. Sadly, early Ford crew cabs are impossibly rare (I didn’t even know they officially made a crew cab version of the fourth gen until writing this post), so I’ll just have to settle for something with crumple zones, shoulder belts and even airbags.

At $5850, it’s really a steal if you’re looking for a stylish truck that can actually earn its keep.
1965 Ford F350 4×4 for sale – Sacramento Craigslist

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9 responses to “This 1965 Ford F250 Makes Me Want to Buy a Ranch”

  1. mdharrell Avatar

    The ad says ’65 but the grille, at least, is from a ’66.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      Yes, the ’65 grille is eggcrate.

  2. 0A5599 Avatar

    As Jeff discovered, the 352 was the biggest engine available in these. It looks just like a 390, though.
    What do you mean it lacks seating for the whole clan. Put something on the flatbed. Problem solved.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      They’re both FE motors, so they would look alike. Possibly swapped in from a later one.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Or the seller simply misidentified its 352 as a 390. This is a common enough fate for a 352-equipped vehicle when it goes up for sale (speaking as the owner of a 352-equipped car that really does have a 352 in it).

        1. salguod Avatar

          Isn’t a 390 a 352 with a longer stroke? I understand that there is no way to tell them apart visually.

          1. mdharrell Avatar

            Almost. They are identical on the outside but slightly different internal molds were used when casting them. A 390 has a bore of 4.05″ whereas a 352 is 4.00″. Some 352 blocks ended up with thick enough cylinder walls to support being converted but others very much did not, as people learn from time to time.

    2. longrooffan Avatar

      And that flag!

  3. Guest Avatar

    A later, Chevy version of this truck caught my eye:$_35.JPG×4-flatdeck/1146508170?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

    It has 4×4, V8, manual, flat deck, for about half the price (factoring CAD to USD), but with none of the cool looks.

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