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Bought a dump truck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by EaTmYtAiLpIpEs, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I bought a 1988 Ford F-350 dump truck. It is 4x4 with the toolboxes behind the cab. 8ft mason dump. It needs some work. But exterior wise it is great interior the floor boards are almost gone. I ordered the floors for $60 a piece. But the tires are almost new. I think I got a great deal on it so. Let me know what you think.
  2. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    looks like a beast more details tho?
  3. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    Not much to say it has 117k on it. runs perfect newer clutch. brakes were done last year. oh also it is a 7.3 idi non-turbo diesel. It is gonna save my gmc from squatting upfront :) any questions?
  4. EvenCutLawnCare

    EvenCutLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    What did you have to give? Does it have a plow? I Just bought a 94 F350 Dump and think I got a deal too not sure tho lol
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Great find LJ. My frind had an 88 or 89 Ford F-350 with a 7.3 International no turbo. It's a realy good engine IMO. What are you planning on hanging off the front?
  6. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I paid $1,000 for it. :) I got a deal and that engine has a ton of power couldnt believe it
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Where do you find all these great deals? $1,000 is just unreal. I bet you could get $4,000 as it is now.
  8. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    whats the plans for it? plow?
  9. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    wow LJ someone comming back to ford i see.....the truck looks like its got armor plating on the side of the dump bed lol
  10. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    A grand? WTF! I never find deals like that.

    4x4 anything are somewhat rare down here in the south. Any 1 tons are usually 2wd dually crew cabs with ladder racks or some crap on them.
  11. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Want to make $500 real fast? I'll give ya $1500 right now :drinkup:
  12. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 938

    Thats right save the work for the real truck :D
  13. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Nice truck and an awesome deal!

    PLOWTRUCK Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I had almost that same truck. I had a 1989 f 350 dump with the 7.3 in it. One word of advice PLUG IT IN ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!. It is a beast and no amount of snow can slow it down. I had a 9 foot blade on it, with a salter in the box and it could go through a building.
  15. ross3031

    ross3031 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    A 7.3 IDI with 117K is nothing. That motor will last a long time, put a turbo on it, will make a HUGE difference and can get it done really cheap.

    And $1k is a STEAL, you could easily get $4k-$5k out of that arond me
  16. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    Yep it is real I paid $1,000 for it. It seems like a bear already. I am taking the bed off due to a small hairline crack in the lift hoist due to dumping on a hill by previous owner. So I am taking it off gonna have it cleaned and painted hopefully. Then I will move onto the floors of the truck put new in throw a new rubber floor in it and call it a day. I am not quit sure whether or not it will see a plow this winter or not. But the story also is I seen the truck sitting in ballston spa ny along side the road all summer. They wanted $4,000 and it was kinda rough so I passed on it. I noticed they gave up selling it and pulled it next to there garage so a few days ago I went and looked at another 7.3 dump and on my way back it was sitting next to the garage for sale with the ppl there. I asked them how much they said $1,100 I asked where the keys were jumped in started with no issue, everything worked fabulously so I said $1,000 cash now I will take it. So I bought it
  17. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Check brake lines, fuel, tank, pump etc they rust out fast. Stop the rust or the truck won't last two years. Nice find!
  18. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    brake lines new fuel tank is new, sending unit is newer.
  19. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    You will probably have to paint the inside of them storage boxes. They will rust out realy fast.

    PLOWTRUCK Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I drove pass that truck two to three times a day that is a steal. Was that the truck on route 9 south of saratoga?