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ccode67
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posted 03-27-2006 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
I was hanging out with my youngest brother (there are 4 of us) and he was talking about buying a new F250 4x4 4 door diesel, well, after a while I asked if he was trading his F150, he said nope, selling it to you. I was floored by the price, I've been talking about buying an older truck just to pull the 4 wheelers and this one will be perfect.
It's a '92 F150 super cab, XLT Lariat, 302 and auto, 190K miles. We just recently put a new timing chain, water pump, and hoses on it. It is in dire need of a bath, he has a LONG dirt driveway thats pretty bad so he doesn't keep his stuff very clean, nothing a pressure washer won't fix.

His purchase of an F250 will leave me as the only one with a "small" truck, dad has a 1983 F250, older bro has a 2001 f250, first younger bro has a 1992 f250, and now the youngest will have an '06. My turn is coming someday.

I am pretty happy with the "new" F150 though.

ccode67
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posted 03-27-2006 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
Here's the truck he bought.

http://best-net-auto-sales.ebizautos.com/detail.aspx?iid=900692&anchor=/2003/Ford/F-250-Super-Duty/Lariat-Crew-Cab-SB/

Stewart
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posted 03-27-2006 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart        Reply w/Quote
That's cool!

Weren't you just talking about getting a bigger truck, but how you still loved your Ranger? What a perfect solution!!

Pictures when you get a chance!!

Stewart

ccode67
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posted 03-27-2006 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stewart:
That's cool!

Weren't you just talking about getting a bigger truck, but how you still loved your Ranger? What a perfect solution!!

Pictures when you get a chance!!

Stewart



I was, this is gonna be perfect, the Ranger for the commute, and the F150 for towing. I had been looking around at used trucks for a few weeks, can't beat the deal he gave me. I just can't justify a new F150 or 250 with gas prices like they are for everyday use.
Pictures will come after a MAJOR clean-up, that dirt driveway really takes it's toll on his vehicles, wish he would at least get some gravel to fill the holes.

MLariviere
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posted 03-27-2006 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere        Reply w/Quote
That truck looks nice! I hope he likes it.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-27-2006 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Excellent, Stuart, congrats!

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ccode67
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posted 03-30-2006 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
Well my little brother hasn't decided on a new truck yet, he is having cold feet about spending the big $$, can't say that I blame him. I bet that F250 will be at his house before the weekend.

I did pick up my almost free truck yesterday, it's been a while since I drove a neglected 200K mile truck, it was a handfull. Center link will be the first thing I replace, steering had mucho play, my last 3 F150's all needed a center link at about 175K. Tires were bald and almost flat, leaks oil from a stripped drain plug, needs brakes and a heater core. Other than that it's like new .
Did I mention he lives on a long dirt driveway, this has got to be the nastiest vehicle I have ever owned, pressure washer will get a workout this weekend.

I keep telling myself, "I got a great deal, I got a great deal" maybe I'll start to believe it.

Stewart
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posted 03-30-2006 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ccode67:
...steering had mucho play, my last 3 F150's all needed a center link at about 175K.

My old '94 F150 is the same way.

When you replace the center link, does it really tighten up the steering? How difficult is it to replace? Tools needed?

Thanks!

Stewart

hwyman3
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posted 03-30-2006 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3        Reply w/Quote
I have a 91 F-150 with the 302 and the E4OD trans. I love my truck! If you are careful, you can get her up to about 19 mpg.

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MLariviere
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posted 03-30-2006 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stewart:
My old '94 F150 is the same way.

When you replace the center link, does it really tighten up the steering? How difficult is it to replace? Tools needed?

Thanks!

Stewart


Just some hand tools and a tie rod fork. measure the overall length of the drag link,or count the exposed threads at the coupling.

If you want Stewart,just drive it over on Saturday,and I'll help you do it.

Stewart
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posted 03-31-2006 04:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart        Reply w/Quote
LOL! Shoulda told me that a few days ago so I coulda got started on the road!

Stewart

ccode67
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posted 03-31-2006 08:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stewart:
My old '94 F150 is the same way.

When you replace the center link, does it really tighten up the steering? How difficult is it to replace? Tools needed?

Thanks!

Stewart



Not too hard to replace. It will make a tremendous difference in the way it drives, the last one I did drove like a new truck afterwards.


ccode67
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posted 03-31-2006 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
I started the cleaning yesterday. It is extremely nasty.
Washing it with white wall cleaner, took 2 hours just to clean the bed. Cab gets done today.

ccode67
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posted 04-11-2006 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ccode67:
Here's the truck he bought.

http://best-net-auto-sales.ebizautos.com/detail.aspx?iid =900692&anchor=/2003/Ford/F-250-Super-Duty/Lariat-Crew-Cab-SB/



He finally made the decision (his wife had to prod him a little) and bought it, extremely nice truck, still has some factory warranty left too.

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