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Is there such a thing as a light duty F-250 in 1999?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by MickiRig1, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I am going to look at a F-250 Reg cab 4X4 5.4 with 64,000 on it. From the picture it looks like a F-150. For a price of $8,800 I HAVE TO LOOK AT IT ! If it's what it says it's MINE !

    f250.jpg
     
  2. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    yes..it's a f150 7700 package...

    very good buy..very tough truck....not a ton over the 150 but has 7 lug wheels and some other stuff...bigger t-bars and such...
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Has 7 lug wheels
     
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    my uncles everyday truck is a 99 f250 ("light duty" i guess) extended cab. its got the same front clip as the one pictured opposed to the SD clip.
     
  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Question or statement?


    I've even seen a few 2wd f350s with the 7.3 that have 7 lugs. and they were all 99-02.
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    ???? never saw F350 with less then 8
     
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i think 99 was the last year for the light 250
     
  8. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Think it sounds like the outstanding deal for a new plow truck? The Wifes giving me real grief about my other choices. She thinks a PowerStroke with 100k on it' is a rip off ! I found a bunch of great normal milage trucks today. But She thinks I am nuts.
    I found a F250 with a Boss V for $3,000, the trucks on it's last legs though.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2008
  9. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,071

    They made that kind of F250 for a couple years. Some parts like rotors and maybe some driveline items may have less choice for replacement (equals higher prices) due to the fact that they were a low volume truck. Price is ok if you don't shop around alot.

    I just bought a 1999 F350 ext cab superduty 7.3 turbo diesel, auto, 4x4, with an alumium flatbed for $3500. My other truck I bought was a 1999 F250 crew cab superduty 6.8 V10, auto, 4x4, shortbox for $4000 3 years ago.

    Deals are out there you just need to find the needle in the haystack, Craigslist, etc. checked twice a day can find the deals like these, but you need to decide quick because they sell fast.

    A superduty will never have 7 lugs unless someone (homeowner hack) changed out axles.
     
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I'll try and snap ya a pick when I see one. I know where there is a bunch of them for a concrete contracting company that I may work for next spring so you might have to wait a bit and see if I remember.
     
  11. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I've seen 4 or 5 of them not including all the e2/350 vans. I've never poped the hub caps off to look at the actual wheel and lug nuts but the hub caps have the indetations in them to go over the lug nuts.
     
  12. snowman2025

    snowman2025 Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    I believe the F-250 "light duty" is a 1998. Ford did that the year they didn't have any superduty's.
     
  13. J29

    J29 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    1998 and 1999 they called it an F250. They changed it to F150 with the 7700 payload package in 2000 to avoid confusion with the F250 Superduty. If you look at a 2000 and up, on the tailgate badge, it says 7700 in red under the F150 emblem. They also included a stronger trans than the 4R70W and a beefier rear axle. Ford bumped it up to 8200 GVW in the newer F150s. I have seen many of those trucks with plows on them in my area. Fisher ematch says you can put an 8 foot blade on it. J.
     
  14. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    great info! always wondered about that 98-99 superduty era but never knew for sure.
     
  15. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
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    is it true that there was no superduty in 98 i didnt know just never see any for sale

    when did they start 99 was it like the 08 that started in about feb of 07
     
  16. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,071

    They didn't have a superduty in 98. My 99 superduty was built 8/98 though.
     
  17. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    Yes 99 was the first year of the superduty, the later 99 models was the start of the Superduty emblems on the tail gate.
     
  18. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I went and looked at it today, a forty mile ride. It does have torsion bars and auto hubs. It was a leased vehicle, it's clean as hell not a spot on it. I am thinking a standard duty Meyer 7.5 should do just fine on it. With the power windows and locks it should have the 140 amp alternator. It says it has the towing package so it should have an add on trans cooler. ( forgot to look )
    The problem I had with getting a PSD was the WIFE ! I found 5 at about 100-120K on them. I could not make her understand that 100k is nothing to that engine,it's just broke in. I should of met her in a large parking lot and let her drive my squad around. That would change her mind.
     
  19. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    you let the wife help look at trucks
     
  20. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    :eek:

    That truck is just a beefy 1/2 ton. Ford still makes a truck with those weight capacities they just list them as F-150s. If you remember that and chose your plow accordingly you'll be fine.