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This Ford ran and drove with some issues of note. On the exterior I noted the wipers are worn and should be replaced. The windshield washer is missing. There are minor misc scratches around the vehicle. Most too small to see in photos. The paint shows some wear and tear that is consistent with age. The headlights are worn and foggy due to oxidization. The front driver turn signal didn't work. The body seals around the windows are showing signs of age and wear. This includes the doors, windows, trunk, and other miscellaneous body seals. They will need replacement. I checked the vehicle with a magnet and found it to stick all around but was weaker in the lower panels. Not excessive.

Inside I noted the sun visors shows wear and tear. The seats show moderate wear. The inner door panels show heavy wear. See pictures. Drivers side feels a little skip when cranking down The dash shows cracks due to age and mileage. The heater system is not blowing as hot as it should. This may be a sign that the thermostat has failed or is starting to fail. There are other more serious issues that could cause this as well. More diagnosis is necessary. The headliner shows miscellaneous smudge marks from normal use. The blower only works on high speed.

The power steering pump is making noise. The power steering system has a leak. The area should be cleaned off and rechecked to find the source of the leak. The engine shows active oil leaks. The engine should be pressure washed off and rechecked to verify source of the leak or all leaks. Visibly noted worn shock bushing in front through wheel well.

Starter made a grinding noise upon application. It was hard to get into 4th gear on the test drive. The engine never came up to temperature during the test drive per the gauge. The vehicle wanders while driving on the road. This is due to loose steering components.

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Vehicle Info

Year 1977
Make Ford
Model F-250
Mileage 34154
Transmission Manual
VIN Number F265b030760
Stock Number CCR77FPT0760
Interior Vinyl
Interior Color Grey
Body Color Grey
Engine 8 Cylinder
Drive Type Four Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas

Exterior

Wiper Blades
The wipers are worn and should be replaced.
Windshield Washer
The windshield washer is missing.
Body Alignment
Scratches
There are minor misc scratches around the vehicle. Most too small to see in photos.
Dings
Dents
Paint Condition
The paint shows some wear and tear that is consistent with age.
Body Seals
The body seals around the windows are showing signs of age and wear. This includes the doors, windows, trunk, and other miscellaneous body seals. They will need replacement.
Rust
Exterior Lights
The headlights are worn and foggy due to oxidization. The front driver turn signal didn't work.
Door Mirrors
Bumpers
Side Moldings
Frame Damage
Glass
Body Filler?
I checked the vehicle with a magnet and found it to stick all around but was weaker in the lower panels. Not excessive.
Hood
Doors
Floors
Rockers
Quarter Panels
Chrome

Interior

Steering Wheel
Horn
Seat Condition The seats show moderate wear.
Seat Belts
Inner Door Panels
The inner door panels show heavy wear. See pictures.
Window Function
Drivers side feels a little skip when cranking down
Dash
The dash shows cracks due to age and mileage.
Sun Visors
The sunvisors shows wear and tear.
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Heater
The heater system is not blowing as hot as it should. This may be a sign that the thermostat has failed or is starting to fail. There are other more serious issues that could cause this as well. More diagnosis is necessary.
Carpet
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Headliner
The headliner shows miscellaneous smudge marks from normal use.
Blower Motor
High speed only works on the blower.
Interior Trim

Mechanical

Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
Radiator
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Belts
Power Steering
The power steering pump is making noise.The power steering system has a leak. The area should be cleaned off and rechecked to find the source of the leak.
Steering Fluid
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
The engine shows active oil leaks. The engine should be pressure washed off and rechecked to verify source of the leak or all leaks.
Transmission Leaks
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Transfer Case Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
Visibly noted worn shock bushing in front through wheelwell
Ball Joints and Tie Rods
Modifications

Road Test

Road Test
Engine Performance
Transmission performance
It was hard to get into 4th gear on the test drive. The engine never came up to temperature during the test drive per the gauge.
Clutch Performance
Differential Performance
Transfer Case Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
The vehicle wanders while driving on the road. This is due to loose steering components.
Engine Starting
Starter made a grinding noise upon application.

Manufacturer

Driver FrontGoodyearGoodyearPassenger Front
Driver RearGoodyearGoodyearPassenger Rear

Size

Driver Front315/70/r17315/70/r17Passenger Front
Driver Rear315/70/r17315/70/r17Passenger Rear

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front12/3212/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear15/3218/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireNo

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(standard)

8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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