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Posted: 1/15/2015 12:12:07 PM EST
I recently sold my 2000 Super Duty and bought a 96 F350 with 97K miles. 460 5spd, dana 60 front and a bench seat so my wife can scoot over beside me.

Bought my daughter a 96 F150 2 owner truck too.

Still had lots of cash leftover to put in the safe.

Win!

Who else here loves the old F trucks?



















Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:18:28 PM EST
My favorite generation of F series truck, right there.

Good buy, I'm jealous.

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Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:19:44 PM EST
I bet you did make bank on the 2000.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:20:57 PM EST
You just bought two of the best trucks ever made. I can't find any in good enough shape up here in michigan. Was looking for a 96 f250 with the 7.3l powerstroke
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:21:08 PM EST
460?

Say goodbye to good gas mileage. My '89 F350 Dually with a 460 got 6 mpg.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:23:24 PM EST
miss my 92 F350 4x 7.3. first truck i ever ordered. it was like 21K and i remember thinking i must be losing my mind spending that much on a truck. heh. beautiful trucks. hang on to them.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:27:44 PM EST
Good trucks, but in the rust belt they are a rare breed. Most rot before they go mechanically.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:27:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
460?

Say goodbye to good gas mileage. My '89 F350 Dually with a 460 got 6 mpg.
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No BS, this truck got 13.2 MPG from here to New Bern NC 2 weeks ago. I didn't buy it for mileage, but I will take that.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:29:01 PM EST
Nice truck! Like mine a little newer though

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:31:00 PM EST
Very nice.

When I have a bigger garage an OBS is on my list.

Right now I'm looking at a 2015 lariet F350 to go with my 2008 F250 King Ranch.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:31:07 PM EST
they rust too bad here
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:31:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ponykilr:



No BS, this truck got 13.2 MPG from here to New Bern NC 2 weeks ago. I didn't buy it for mileage, but I will take that.
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Originally Posted By ponykilr:
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
460?

Say goodbye to good gas mileage. My '89 F350 Dually with a 460 got 6 mpg.



No BS, this truck got 13.2 MPG from here to New Bern NC 2 weeks ago. I didn't buy it for mileage, but I will take that.
That's great mileage. I'd have kept mine if I could have gotten that, but wasn't going to happen being a dually with a C-6 trans.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:32:50 PM EST
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Those are sweet trucks! Would love something like that for around town. Do you mind givin ballpark on what you paid?
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:32:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TylerF:
My favorite generation of F series truck, right there.

Good buy, I'm jealous.
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Yup. . .and favorite configuration. Regular cab long bed pickups are hard to find now.

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Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:33:28 PM EST
I'm kinda partial to my old 89.



Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:38:32 PM EST
Good trucks.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:39:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
That's great mileage. I'd have kept mine if I could have gotten that, but wasn't going to happen being a dually with a C-6 trans.
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Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
Originally Posted By ponykilr:
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
460?

Say goodbye to good gas mileage. My '89 F350 Dually with a 460 got 6 mpg.



No BS, this truck got 13.2 MPG from here to New Bern NC 2 weeks ago. I didn't buy it for mileage, but I will take that.
That's great mileage. I'd have kept mine if I could have gotten that, but wasn't going to happen being a dually with a C-6 trans.



This being a manual with OD and tall tires makes a difference. I also did not go over 65mph.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:45:26 PM EST
Would love to find a loaded 350 like that, but with a king cab and 300 I6.

Why Ford didn't put the I6 in more of them, I don't know. They made similar torque to the 351W and got better mileage.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:46:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By s1rGr1nG0:
I'm kinda partial to my old 89.
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I like the brick nosed trucks too
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:46:55 PM EST
I should have kept my 97.

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:47:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mancat:
Would love to find a loaded 350 like that, but with a king cab and 300 I6.

Why Ford didn't put the I6 in more of them, I don't know. They made similar torque to the 351W and got better mileage.
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The green F150 is a 300 5spd
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:48:53 PM EST
Me! I've got a brand new 1993 F250 with the same set up (460/manual) and I love it. 130k on mine.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:49:02 PM EST
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they rust too bad here
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My 91 F150 4x4 was rusting hard by the time I let it go with 178k on it. However, that truck was a POS.



Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:50:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Pavelow16478:
Nice truck! Like mine a little newer though

<a href="http://s647.photobucket.com/user/pavelow16478/media/240E557E-EB5A-4A38-A0E3-7E1FBFE689DA_zpshgembvdc.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu193/pavelow16478/240E557E-EB5A-4A38-A0E3-7E1FBFE689DA_zpshgembvdc.jpg</a>
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Factory chevy running boards?
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:53:30 PM EST
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Factory chevy running boards?
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Originally Posted By Pavelow16478:
Nice truck! Like mine a little newer though

<a href="http://s647.photobucket.com/user/pavelow16478/media/240E557E-EB5A-4A38-A0E3-7E1FBFE689DA_zpshgembvdc.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu193/pavelow16478/240E557E-EB5A-4A38-A0E3-7E1FBFE689DA_zpshgembvdc.jpg</a>

Factory chevy running boards?


LOLOL
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:02:42 PM EST
I like that square body style.

I kinda want my parents' '93 F-350
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:06:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2015 1:22:52 PM EST by usp4u]
I'm no Ford fan, but I have always really liked those.

I swear the bench seat in these trucks are the most comfortable truck seats ever produced.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:06:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:07:26 PM EST
Both look nice a clean. Good buy OP
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:07:58 PM EST
I'd buy one of those in a heartbeat. I'd love to have one like that.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:20:18 PM EST
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Did someone say old Ford?

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:21:43 PM EST
I have one for a work truck, it's sold as far as work goes.

I would prefer to have all the handy modern stuff though, and an automatic transmission would be nice.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:34:08 PM EST
I love the OBS Fords.

I've owned :
94.5 F350 4 door dually Powerstroke
96 F250 2 door extended cab Powerstroke...Took this one to 260k before I sold it....100k burning waste oil
My "new" truck is a 95 F350 4x4 4 door long bed with 250k on it.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:36:02 PM EST
Tell us more about the green 4x. I'm looking around for one similar to that up here in PA. Most of them are just trashed.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:37:26 PM EST
I borrow my Dad's 91 F250 occasionally for work, dump runs, or when my Exploder shits the bed.



5.8L 2wd automatic.



Probably one of the best driving cars we've ever owned. Drives like a big car.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:39:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Otter-pop:
Tell us more about the green 4x. I'm looking around for one similar to that up here in PA. Most of them are just trashed.
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Don't do it.

I had to go to TN to get mine. Even after putting another grand into it to get it back to reliable status it started rusting bad within the first year.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:42:12 PM EST
I had a 95 F150 2WD with a 300 and a 5-speed. Awful gas mileage. 10 years after it was made, it rusted through.

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Link Posted: 1/15/2015 3:12:51 PM EST
three of the last four months of 2014, a rescue operation, 95, 4x4, 300, new tires, slave cyl for clutch, dent pulling and bodywork, headliner, I use it for hauling the dog, and trash





Link Posted: 1/15/2015 3:13:55 PM EST
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three of the last four months of 2014, a rescue operation, 95, 4x4, 300, new tires, slave cyl for clutch, dent pulling and bodywork, headliner, I use it for hauling the dog, and trash
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That looks great.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 3:21:14 PM EST
thanks, hate to see a mechanically decent truck rust away
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 3:25:14 PM EST
Count me in!!!

Mine:

'77 F250 Camper Special, 428 FE, BW T-18 4 Speed, Dana 60 4.10. It's a pulling beast. Has a love affair with a gas pump...

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 3:27:05 PM EST
My 86

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 3:56:22 PM EST
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The green truck was bought from the second owner. It has 130K, 300I6 and 5spd.

It has freshly painted wheels (by me) and some used 31s we scrounged up. When we bought it she was still wearing the 235s

We pulled out the (original fabric) seat and cleaned it to look like new, cleaned the inside up. We installed the chrome grill and front bumper as the OE stuff was dark grey. That's about it.

We plan on a smooth style chrome rear bumper and chrome faced mirrors. Needs a shifter knob too.

Original paint and interior, runs and drives great. It was what my daughter wanted and we stole it as far as I am concerned.

EVERYTHING rusts badly north of Virginia, I know you northerners have it bad up there. I have seen some great rust rescues from up there by some dedicated enthusiasts though.

























Link Posted: 1/15/2015 4:06:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ponykilr:
The green truck was bought from the second owner. It has 130K, 300I6 and 5spd.

It has freshly painted wheels (by me) and some used 31s we scrounged up. When we bought it she was still wearing the 235s

We pulled out the (original fabric) seat and cleaned it to look like new, cleaned the inside up. We installed the chrome grill and front bumper as the OE stuff was dark grey. That's about it.

We plan on a smooth style chrome rear bumper and chrome faced mirrors. Needs a shifter knob too.

Original paint and interior, runs and drives great. It was what my daughter wanted and we stole it as far as I am concerned.

EVERYTHING rusts badly north of Virginia, I know you northerners have it bad up there. I have seen some great rust rescues from up there by some dedicated enthusiasts though.


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Nice to see rust free trucks like that can be found there.

What part of NC are in in? I'll be moving back to NC (New Bern area) this summer and would love to find one.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 4:07:26 PM EST
Kick ass trucks OP! Thanks for sharing! Would LOVE to have that F350 and its white. My FAV!!
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 4:15:53 PM EST
I know its not an "f" series but I have a 92 bronco xlt and love the thing!
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 4:19:56 PM EST
No money left after my F Series..

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 4:59:10 PM EST
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Nice to see rust free trucks like that can be found there.

What part of NC are in in? I'll be moving back to NC (New Bern area) this summer and would love to find one.
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Originally Posted By ponykilr:
The green truck was bought from the second owner. It has 130K, 300I6 and 5spd.

It has freshly painted wheels (by me) and some used 31s we scrounged up. When we bought it she was still wearing the 235s

We pulled out the (original fabric) seat and cleaned it to look like new, cleaned the inside up. We installed the chrome grill and front bumper as the OE stuff was dark grey. That's about it.

We plan on a smooth style chrome rear bumper and chrome faced mirrors. Needs a shifter knob too.

Original paint and interior, runs and drives great. It was what my daughter wanted and we stole it as far as I am concerned.

EVERYTHING rusts badly north of Virginia, I know you northerners have it bad up there. I have seen some great rust rescues from up there by some dedicated enthusiasts though.






Nice to see rust free trucks like that can be found there.

What part of NC are in in? I'll be moving back to NC (New Bern area) this summer and would love to find one.


About 25 miles east of Raleigh. I drove down to New Bern to buy a set of wheels not long ago. I plan to put 37s on the F350 and needed some 16.5 wheels.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 5:04:56 PM EST
True workhorses!!
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 5:30:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tbr1806:
I know its not an "f" series but I have a 92 bronco xlt and love the thing!
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I'm torn between fixing my 1st gen Exploder or putting the money into a Bronco.

As shitty as the milege is on the exploder rigght now running rough a Bronco wouldn't be a hit...


Hows your been for maintenance and parking? I drive in cities and little ass parking garages all the time and while I can stuff a F250 in the school garage, it's not that ideal... Do the Bronco's fit places?
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 6:05:00 PM EST
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Broncos are about the same length as a short bed pickup, they are very maneuverable compared to new full size trucks.

The OBS Fords are smaller than you think compared to what we are used to now. My SD was a mammoth compared to these trucks.
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