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New 99 F250 4x4

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by havenlax18, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

  2. Sabsan84

    Sabsan84 Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    cant go wrong for 3500. cant even buy a plow for that, but I would be skeptical if it needs a lot of work, u always almost have to do some type of repairs or reconditioning to a used vehicle, but if its strong mechanically its good to go
  3. streetscrapin16

    streetscrapin16 Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    It needs some work. Leaf springs are shot. I called about a week ago. I talked to the person then they never answered when I wanted to look at it.
  4. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    well to be honest with you, I will be careful before buying it, reasons.
    1- high mile
    2-it had plowed a lot before
    3- I would rather get something for an older man or some one I really know, before jumping on that one.
    truck itself look a work truck from outside, but you need to check the engine before any thing.
  5. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Truck looks worked. Non matching wheels and dented up probably means a plow truck that got it use. It might be worth it if the mechanical checks out, just make sure to take your time and look it over! Good luck!
  6. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    The yellow roofs really the selling point for me...
  7. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    check for oil under that baby.....i went to buy a 99, saw all the oil around the pan, mechanic said to replace the gasket he would have to basically unbolt the engine, or frame, or something along those lines to get to it
  8. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    It does need some work. Needs another hub cap which I already have (I own 2 other 99 f250's) and a paintjob. How much do you guys think leaf springs will cost for it? Including a mechanics installation?
  9. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Springs new are around $ 250 per spring pack so your talking $ 1000 and then labor unless you can find some one who has lifted there truck and has the stock springs. Thats how I got mine found them on line from a guy who lifted his truck and the springs had 3000 miles on them and I paid $ 250 for all 4 spring packs. And they are really not that hard to do a torch and an impact wrench and some time and you can do it. I did mine in my driveway.
  10. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    Seems like an okay deal... its a plow truck and it probably has been for a long time...

    As for the high miles, if the 5.4 shits out you could always throw a cummins in it. lol

    Springs wouldnt be that hard to do yourself. You can find x-codes on the net for about 400 for the 2 springs. probalby need new bolts, so figure about $425 for them. If you have a basic knowledge and a breaker bar then you could do them yourself

    As for the axles and stuff, just change the fluids and theyd be good to go. 177k is just broken in.

    I mean after all. Its only $3500
  11. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    make sure you check the excellent ford exhaust manifolds well
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    It certainly isn't "New". :)
  13. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    It couldn't have worked that hard... it had a Meyers on it! :laughing:
  14. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I have a set of low mile leafs for that truck if you do end up buying it.

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663


    i would definitely check over the mechanics of it. it looks as if its seen its fair share of work
  16. E-MAN NY

    E-MAN NY Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    11 years, 177,000 miles and lots of plowing! Be careful.
  17. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    It's a $3k truck fellas, any early to mid 90's half ton would sell for that with a truck side. At least around here. I'm sure he expects it to be a $3,500 truck, not an $8k one. Nothing to "watch out" for. It's gonna need some TLC I'm sure, but worth the $$ all day long IMO. It's a 3/4 ton 4wd truck with under 200k. That's all I'd need to know.
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Easily worth it for parts.