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Do I should buy this f250 from my work

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Milwaukee, May 22, 2008.

  1. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Well it nice truck but have serious rust it not from salt. They say it happened when they found hard way when they replace 2 times all body because they plow snow then put in shop where there heater blow 80oF 10 feet away from this so it eat body so fast on fender.

    I look at fender and agree it was not from salt it from wet due cold then hot then cold then hot cause this. Because they plow snow then park in shop that what they do.

    It have 45,000 miles on it and motor is brand new it have 4,000 miles on it. It is 351 with carb. It have meyer 7.5 plow with e47 I have see they plow 1 foot in 2 wd no problem but lot spin because right front tire's u joint broke so they can't use 4x4 but put heavy tires on bed to help traction.

    They want $1000 for this truck with motor if I don't want motor then it worth $400. It sure nice truck plus frame look better than my Dad's 2001 f250. Not serious rust just surface. No bend frame but keep in mind I have see my boss drive 35 mph push snow so hard but still work fine.

    here pic.


  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    That truck has had the crap beat out of it. I would keep looking. JMO
  3. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    i'd keep looking also, theres better out there.

    i'm very curious as to what wheels it has on it? looks like newer chevy wheels?

    i'd like to get some better lookin wheels and ditch the hubcaps so it interests me lol
  4. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Well I did drive this and transmission seem work fine no slip or clunk or feel grind it smooth plus fluid is red. They change every 2 years on transmission's fluid.

    They did replace complete muffler that cost them nearby $700 last year. I see muffler it look brand new no rust on it.

    And they alway keep fill oil in meyer pump.

    Rust on frame not bad it have little rust like my 79 f150.

    here another pictures. and that hub is chevy rim yes because they use another rims from junk truck that was total.

    And we are buy this for $400 and put soup 302 engine with fuel injector from my Uncle it produce 300 hp but it get 27 mpg in his LTD so he say I can have it for this truck. So I think this would get 18 mpg.

  5. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    ARE YOU GUYS CRAZY?.... he's got a remanned motor with hardly any miles on it....a rough body...so what....prolly a trans someday soon...so what....IT COMES WITH PLOW...ALL FOR 1000?!?!?

    1000 ?!?!?!?!.....I'D BUY IT TONIGHT...fix the u-joint...lube it up...and your set to go this fall...can't beat 1000.....

    but i don;t know why you would swap a motor in it,...use it a a plow truck only....it's no daily driver...she's too old for that

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    make sure to check the headlight fluid.
  7. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Well I am think remove 351 and put 300 in there since 300 get good mpg plus more torque at slow rpm that be great for push or tow.

    But first I need ride off 89 f150 now.
  8. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    good advice:nod:
  9. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    personally i would pass.....but i dont know how well you can work on these trucks it may be a good buy for you and you can fix it up
  10. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Its a cheap beater, but why swap the eng ? I dont think its worth it IMO the reman will do just fine.
  11. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    def worth more in scrap vs a plow truck
  12. DEVUNK88

    DEVUNK88 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    personally it may be a good starter vehicle,
    I have a similar vehicle in much better condition, 351
    but uh, the only reason I would tell you to buy it is so you can appreciate the better vehicles out there
    when you can afford them,
    the hell with screwin around with fixer uppers, 1000 dollars or not
    as long as it runs, just dont put a ton of money in it
    if it doesnt run right I don't want it.
    cause when you slap a plow on the front and your stranded in a blizzard, your not gonna care how cheap it was.
    use it as an upgrade purchase to get you to work, find something with good mpg and never look back
  13. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Well deal for this never success. Guy already got to scrap place because it was $300 per tons so he went tomorrow to scrap found it went down very fast $175 per ton so he just gave up it scrap for $175.

    Plus it have TTB for front axle so I been heard how bad those is so I decide find one with solid axle.

    Plus I have better shape heavy duty truck than this one. It is 93 F350 xl so it would be use tow or plow with locker in rear axle so it would help not get stuck in snow.
  14. Zodiac

    Zodiac Member
    Messages: 76

    I bought my plow truck for $650.

    Sure it needed work, some brakes and a CV axle. Probably about $300 or so in parts, labor I did myself. So around $1,000.

    I didn't put any money into it the first winter, it was the winter after that.

    My truck is in rough shape.

    I do drive it daily in winter time.

    If you can get that truck for $1,000. I'd say do it. You never know, it might be a really reliable truck.
  15. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    That truck is already gone. It went to China for make metal thing.

    Well but I found better shape truck is 93 F350 with fuel injector 351W would help me get 15 mpg but this with carb would get 8 to 10 mpg.
  16. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Hey Mil....is this the truck with the bad motor? Did you find a different motor and how is the work progressing on it?
  17. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    No it not this it another 93 F350 that I bought for $400 it is 2wd. We been work apart replace 351W it pretty sludge that I never saw before.

    This truck is 1986 F250 with different body from 89 F150.
  18. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    milwaukee ... thats not rony's body shop you work at is it ??
  19. J&R Landscaping

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

    Good luck with that milage. My 94 f250 5.8L/C-6 usually gets 9.5-11 no matter how I drive it. I usually average 9.5-10 when I was towing my 6x12 trailer. You might see 12 but I don't think you'll see 15mpg.
  20. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    is your f250 have 4.10 gear ratio?

    My f350 is 3.55 gear ratio plus I push truck and I was surprise it easy to moving than my f150.