Restored or Rebuilt? 1992 Ford F-150 Flareside 2WD 5-Speed – Sold!
May 12th Update: When we first featured this nice looking 1992 Ford F-150 Flareside, we wondered whether the rebuilt title, despite the current caretaker owning the truck for the past twenty years, might have a negative impact on selling it. Fast forward two months and we noticed over the weekend the seller posted a fresh listing with the price reduced from $11,500 to $9,950. Good luck with the purchase.
Not only did Ford launch the ninth generation of its very popular F-150 light duty truck for 1992, it reintroduced a modern interpretation of the Flareside bed such as this example posted on Craigslist in New Brunswick, New Jersey where the caretaker of the past twenty years currently has it listed for $11,500. Oddly, the NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool currently does not call out Flareside F150s separately, so the asking price of this truck exceeds the current “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of only $2,040, $4,002, and $6,543, respectively so you’ll need to interview the seller as to how he came to his asking price, particularly when he’s listed the title status as “rebuilt.” That said, If you are serious about buying this Ford Flareside, you can start the conversation by calling the seller Dave at (732) 249-1920 to find out more.
Ford gave the body-shell of the new ninth-generation F-Series another major upgrade for 1992. Specifically, the forward bodywork received a slightly lower hood line, while the front fenders and grille carried a new rounded-off style. These tweaks were all geared towards matching the F-Series with the design of the newly introduced Explorer and redesigned E-Series and Ranger. Along with the exterior updates, the interior received a complete redesign.
Last used in 1987, the FlareSide bed made its return as an option for 1992. To appeal to younger buyers, the bed bodywork was redesigned. Borrowing the sides of a dual rear wheel F-350 and molding them to a narrowed F-150 bed a FlairSide bed was created.
Normally, when we see the word “rebuilt” in the Title Status section, we move onto the next listing. However, in this case the fact the seller states that he’s owned this restored for the past 20 years deserves the chance to hear the circumstances surrounding why the truck has a rebuilt title. So while the seller says his truck has been restored in his mind, does that really mean circumstances forced him to rebuild it? That issue aside, we like the V8 engine connected to a floor-shifted 5-speed manual in the Flareside, single cab body style. This is a configuration all of the U.S. truck manufacturers no longer offer yet it is our preferred style in a truck. We’d love to drop the suspension on this truck to get the rake just so, while the Guys With Rides logo would contrast nicely on the bright white doors. That’s just us, so if you learn the rebuilt title is for an issue you’re willing to live with and the rest of the truck checks out, good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Restored 1992 Ford Flare Side, RWD, Excellent condition, 5 speed manual transmission, dual exhaust, dual gas tanks, new tires, ice cold A/C etc … Call Dave for more details 732-249-1920
We have owned this truck for the past ~20 years.
Edelbrock Dual Exhaust
Genuine Ford Rear Rollpan Rear Bumper
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