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Old 11-03-2008, 09:33 AM
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Project super cheap plow truck

So, I bought a unimount frame for older Fords a couple weeks ago because, well, it was for sale. I didn't have anything to put it on, but it was in nice shape and I figured it couldn't hurt to have it, but I started keeping an eye out for trucks it would work on. A 91 F150 for $1000/obo popped up on craigslist and I went to check it out.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/2999604458/" title="cheap truck 1 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/2999604458_55f73266bc.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="cheap truck 1" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/2998765037/" title="cheap truck 2 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/2998765037_f3a4211b87.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="cheap truck 2" /></a>

She's a beaut and already has holes drilled in the frame and airbags in the front springs! Oh, it also has 170k miles and is incredibly ugly, but I drove it home (with spongy brakes and upside down steering wheel) for $628. That might seem steep, but I'm pretty sure that it'll end up being a good deal overall. I got it home and started putting the brackets on immediately. It should be ready to go this week...
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:39 AM
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nice deal, as long as it runds and drives good you should be ahead....
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:49 AM
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i got mine for $660 and hope to sell the cap for $200. You got a head start on me being already all set up, hopefully with that $200 i can catch up

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Old 11-03-2008, 09:51 AM
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It has newer tires on it, so I'm already doing ok...
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:52 AM
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Yours is in MUCH nicer shape! I'll get some better pics, but trust me, you're already WAY ahead.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:08 AM
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It's amazing what people can find when they put a little effort in! Both trucks look like they'll at least pay for themselves a few times over, even with modifications, registrations, and insurance. Best of luck on both

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Old 11-03-2008, 11:53 AM
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Is the 91 strait six or 302...?
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:57 AM
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Is the 91 strait six or 302...?
Or 351W?


It look simple to my 89 F150 but hard to see under body so I am sure it could be 4.9L 300 but it have auto so it could be 302 or 351W.

Not look bad shape than my 89 F150 that have lot rust and bent frame where they hit tree at 40 mph but surprise it bent little.


What axle code on cab's sticker say? H9 or 19? I just want know what gear ratio on that truck since my truck is 3.55 limit slip.
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:27 PM
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NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT DEAL AT ALLONE MEDIOCRE STORM AND THAT TRUCK PAYED FOR ITSELFAFTER THAT ITS ALL MONEY IN THE BANK.....BEST OF LUCK WITH HER
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:41 PM
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Ah, the details: the truck has the 302 and auto with overdrive which should be an e4od. The transfer case is manual and should be a BW1456, and I'm sure the rear end is an 8.8 and the front is a D44 ttb and I'd guess they have 3.55 gears. No, I haven't checked any of that (except the motor), but if history serves as any indication, that's what I'm looking at as far as running gear. The pictures make the truck look better than it is. The rear wheel wells are made of bondo and it has all sorts of dents and rust and paint issues, but maybe it'll look better with some Rustoleum rolled on...? Speaking of which, has anybody painted a truck like that? I was thinking about doing it to make it match the Bronco. Yes, I know it isn't going to be great, but it turned out alright on the plow...
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:34 PM
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i only have a 300 with 3.08 gears and an open rear end but hey, for $600 you don't get to be picky.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:17 PM
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Bondo it the best you can and take to MACCO..lol...
Seriously, I'd just run it the way it is and worry about painting next spring that's what I'm doing..
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Or 351W?

All those motors are bulletproof however, I'd rather take the 351...
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I have been informed...

Oh I mean nice truck.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:46 PM
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All those motors are bulletproof however, I'd rather take the 351...
That true but for me I want torque with fuel efficient it is 300 but for race is 302 and for torque with drive on highway it will be 351W but 300 could do on highway but it be scream loud than 351W.


Fun I can't get free truck with V8 I got 89 F150 with 4.9L but honest I start to dislike 300 because can't do heavy foot or it be suck gas fast plus louder than V8.


For rustolem paint on bronco I have see 86 Bronco i say look pretty 20 feet away but 5 feet look ugly because owner use brush paint it.


That sound it could be 3.73 since my boss have one in his F150 almost exact to this.
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I painted a 79 bronco with safety yellow paint and a roller and it looked good! you could see that thing from a mile away
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:51 PM
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Very cool. I've been keeping an eye out for a similar deal. Everything I have found so far is junk with little or no hope.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:57 AM
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I just got a 1990 ford f250 flat bed with a boss plow for $300 all it needs is a power stearing hose which is $25.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:10 AM
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I just got a 1990 ford f250 flat bed with a boss plow for $300 all it needs is a power stearing hose which is $25.
Where are you finding these deals??? That's sweet.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:58 AM
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I just got a 1990 ford f250 flat bed with a boss plow for $300 all it needs is a power stearing hose which is $25.
If the dollar store has more, get me one too please.

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