Re: 69 LTD with a factory 4-speed
I knew it was a pretty rare car when I went to look at it. The owner knew it was rare too, but we were able to work out a good fair price on it. The sad thing is how terrible the condition of the car is in. There isn't a single sheet metal panel on the car without major rust holes in it--including the roof! The frame has huge holes rusted in it back behind the rear wheels too. I got it off the trailer last weekend and moved it over to the shop area and got it lifted up so I could survey the running gear. The tag number on the trans is correct for a 69 LTD with a 429 and all the clutch/4-speed stuff is there and in good condition. The bolt on hump in the floor over the shifter mechanism is still solid and I thankfully will be able to transfer all that over to my 70. I have a truck project I am finishing right now, so it will be November before I tear into this one, but once I get going, I will have it completely apart in a week.
1970 LTD 2dr. HT 429 4bbl
1988 F-150 4x4 short bed 5-speed
1989 F-350 4x4 regular cab SRW with 7.5 and 5-speed