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New project- 3/4 ton dump

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Holland, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    89 F250 4x4. 460 5 Speed Manual. 97,000 mi. Was in the market for a cheap beater to buzz back and forth to work. Guy i know said he had a truck for sale, turned out to be this thing, figured why not. If anything i'll turn around an make some money on it. Got it CHEAP. Dug it out of his shed last night and hauled it home. Had a bad miss, cleaned cap and rotor and freed up some stuck fuel injectors. Runs awesome! Bed tips and works good! Needs some brake lines, a muffler and some tires.

    I'll add more pictures as i work on it, but here it is.

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  2. Plow King

    Plow King Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    How much??
     
  3. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    nikce little project
     
  4. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I'll just say it was cheap. :D

    Yea every year i do at least one that i fix up and sell. Did a lincoln ls a few years back and last year i did an 89 chevy 1500. I always say im building a beater and end up with it all fixed up and not wanting to use it. I've always doubled my money in the past, have to see if i can keep this trend going!

    Last years project-

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    after- Rebuilt the trans, new exhaust, new grille, cab corners, rockers, pass door, driver fender, and patch panels over the rear wheels.
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    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  5. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    So...a six pack?
     
  6. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    any of the 87 to 97 body styles claned up look nice
     
  7. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    That gmc was a nice truck! Whas the real plan for the ford?
     
  8. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Personally im not a ford guy, but i work on them all day and my buddy is big into them.

    Thanks! I went overboard on that truck, it was supposed to just be a beater for me. Ended up making me a good profit. I might actually just keep this as a beater. Definately not gonna go as far as i did with the GMC. Right offer comes up i'll let this ford go tho! Thumbs Up

    Only side job i have this weekend is a water pump in a buick so i'm hoping to get the exhaust buttoned up, get it serviced, and the new brake lines on sunday. Should be able to start driving it around next week.
     
  9. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Looks like a fun project,
     
  10. randomb0b123

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

    more pics of that bed plz. having a hard time finding a dumping srw flatbed
     
  11. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I would like to recommend a nice red for the paint color. And then a cheap price when you sell it.
     
  12. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    i got a bunch of parts for 97 down ford if u need anything u cant find
     
  13. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Can do, i'll get some more over the weekend.

    Maybe i should just start a silent auction now before i become attached to it Thumbs Up
     
  14. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,346

    Not to highjack this thread but randomb0b take my dumpbed build link in my signature.

    To the OP, should be a cool build.

    T.J.
     
  15. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Way to ruin my day! haha That was a nice build. I'm still shaking my head on some of the fab work on this truck. :dizzy: It'll do for now, but its going to get reworked. I want to get it on the road and find out what else it needs before i go to far with it.
     
  16. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Took it for its first drive last night. Got to my dads and there was fuel everywhere underneath! Turns out it was pulling out of the rear tank and returning to the front. Was a little overfull to say the least. Took us about an hour but we got it to switch to to rear tank and transfered the fuel back to the rear as well. (the front tank fuel pump isnt currently working) Has a bit of a miss under a hard load, i'll give it a tune up tonight. Otherwise it seems to be working pretty well!
     
  17. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Little progress made. Got the hood in primer. Did some more cleaning under the hood, new plug wires, and found a set of 17in wheels with 285-70-17s.

    FYI if anyone is interested in this old girl just shoot me a pm. I'm willing to sell or make a trade to someone who would have a better use for this than me. Thumbs Up

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  18. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    nice rims and tires!
     
  19. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    x2 :drinkup:
     
  20. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Thanks! Its nothing fancy but it looks alot better!