1972 LTD Country Squire?

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  1. FordR500GT

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    I've mentioned this car a few times before, but this is what I have:
    1972 Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon 400 V8 With A/C
    Power locks and windows, runs, but is a little "ticky"
    Hasn't been driven in 14 years, and ran well when parked, transmission works, and so does heater and A/C
    Is this worth my time? I know they're pretty hard to find, and I do like the car. The original plan was to use it for parts on my '74, but it is a complete car (only missing a window and door handle. Interior is full of engines and their parts, but is more than salvageable. A few little tears in seat and headliner (very small)
    My uncle wanted to buy it and offered 2300 as it sat, but he decided to stop driving all together.
     
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    It is practically buried in the dirt, tires are done for, and it will take several hours to clean out.
     
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    Perfect shop "truck" or tow vehicle if it not too far gone. Any pics?
     
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    Wow. Is there an ad for it? I'm a member on Stationwagonforums.com, and I can post it there if you decide not to buy it. But it can be a successful shop rig, and that 400 should have the dual-bellhousing bolt pattern.
     
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    No, It's been sitting in my yard for 15 years. I didn't have to buy it, but I may be open to sell it, for the right price
     
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    So put it on your local C/L, and shoot me the linky; I'll post it on SWF.
     
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    I have to alt least clean it out first. I doubt anyone would want it as it is. I wouldn't get much more than 500$ . for it. If it's worth it, I'd love to fix it myself. I will post some pictures today
     
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    'Worth it' is up to you.
    No way you get any where near for it what it would cost to fix up.
     
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    Its not really that bad. Ill send pictures. All it needs is paint, carpet and seats really
     
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    If it sat 15 years outside and that is all it needs, you have an honest to God miracle on your hands.
    Most likely engine and tranny seals are shot, as are door seals, among other things.
    Unless somebody fell in love with it, I don't see it fetching more than around $5000 fixed up and reliably road worthy.
     
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    I actually replaced the window seals not long ago to help preserve the interior. Engine seals are good. Don't know about transmission. Needs shocks, among other things, but if I pulled it out right now I could drive it around the yard at least
     
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    Is still less work than my 73 Ranchero, because I don't have to replace carb, or much of the interior. And I also don't have to redo the electrical
     
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    Grab the numbers on the engine/heads and the trans, might have a keeper, eng/trans anyway.
     
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    I'll check the VIN, then when I get it out of its spot, I will grab the numbers.
     
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    Here's how it runs, no smoke. Only condensation from the cold
     
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    Looks like you want to resurrect it.
    Do it!
     
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    I have no idea how to get it out, because no Ranchero I have is running right now. And my dad's truck has no transmission:D. I guess I'll also ask for some guidance on Stationwagonforums, but i'm sure i'll get most, if not all I need from here
     
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    Waht do you think about the way it runs? Ok for sitting so long?. I never ran it long. Oil is like new, but still 14 years old
     
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    Pulling it out will be tough. Try your local tool rental for a air bag jack or Google it. The off-road kids use them to get out of the sand. Some work with compressed air and others use exhaust from a vehicle to inflate. There are a few varieties.
     

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