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a1fa 08-13-2012 02:09 PM

The Ninth Generation Ford F Series Trucks
 
I am really digging the ninth gen F series trucks, much more so than any newer trucks.

What is your ultimate 9th gen F series truck?

I've been on a serious hunt for 1992-1997 F150 or F250 LWB crew cab or extended cab in 4x4, and AT. What should one be on the look out? What's a desirable motor? Etc.

Educate me, please!

nadams 08-13-2012 03:44 PM

300ci straight 6 is pretty much indestructable. They were made til 96. That's pretty much all I know.

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Sniper X 08-13-2012 03:48 PM

Other than they all look like a giant ass Electric Shaver they are Ok I guess. Wonder when they are all just going to become as big as the friggin F550? They are almost there.

Sniper X 08-13-2012 03:49 PM

That aint a truck, THIS is a TRUCK!


http://www.f650pickups.com/b2b.jpg

Hardware02 08-13-2012 05:46 PM

I've always liked the 1978 styling...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...250_Ranger.jpg

triplenickel 08-13-2012 07:33 PM

73-78 are my favorite trucks of all time.

Crocodile Tears 08-13-2012 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by triplenickel (Post 19354413)
73-78 are my favorite trucks of all time.

:nono

67-72 chevy. I hate chevy but those are beautiful.

I am a big fan of the 300 inline 6, and the 92-97 body style is one of the few I would buy as a longbed. Friend back home had a 94, forest green regular cab short box, a set of tasteful bumpers and on a 3" lift with 33" tires. I loved that truck. Had 260k miles last I heard on original motor and 5 spd trans. Hard to go wrong, although many do not like the TTB suspension - once the bushings start to go they eat tires.

triplenickel 08-13-2012 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crocodile Tears (Post 19354472)
:nono

67-72 chevy. I hate chevy but those are beautiful.

I am a big fan of the 300 inline 6, and the 92-97 body style is one of the few I would buy as a longbed. Friend back home had a 94, forest green regular cab short box, a set of tasteful bumpers and on a 3" lift with 33" tires. I loved that truck. Had 260k miles last I heard on original motor and 5 spd trans. Hard to go wrong, although many do not like the TTB suspension - once the bushings start to go they eat tires.


I'll give you the 67-72 as a second. :D

My original post should read 73-79 also.

My first full size truck was a 92 F150 with a 302 set up just like you describe. I was 19 bought it with 65k, lifted it and installed 35's drove the living piss out of it until 340k with 3:55's and the original clutch amazing when you consider I was 19 and used to get the headers glowing red hot mud bogging! I was good at changing balljoints though. Great trucks IMO.

dave186 08-13-2012 08:08 PM

Ive owned several of these trucks. One of every engine and trans. I really miss my 95 Lightning, it was my favorite by far. I had another F150 with the 300 I6 and it was a good reliable rig, just not enough power for me. I would take the 6 over a 302, had one of those too. Have a 97 4x4 dually service truck with the 460, has good power for a work truck but shit fuel mileage.

The TTB suspension isnt bad, ive had a few F150s with it and an F250 I have currently with it. Keep the springs and bushings in good order and its a decent riding good driving setup.

This is my daily driver right now
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...7-11150614.jpg

95 F350, has the 7.3 diesel with 341000 miles. Ive put a bit of work into it and it makes 392hp and 765ft lbs to the rear tires, enough power to keep up with the new trucks and the best part is no payment!

a1fa 08-13-2012 08:13 PM

I love that crew cab! Sweet!

dave186 08-13-2012 08:18 PM

Here is the truck I had with a 300.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...y/IMG_0576.jpg

Had 3.55 gears 35" tires and the mazda 5 speed. I built all the suspension, got 14" of travel out of the TTB. Gave up on it cause the body was rusted out.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...6/IMG_0372.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...6/IMG_0440.jpg

My Lightning, wish I could buy it back!

I have more if you guys want to see em. Ive had so many damn Fords sometimes I forget a few.

dave186 08-13-2012 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by a1fa (Post 19354717)
I love that crew cab! Sweet!

These crew cabs still bring a premium price around here, especially a F350 diesel with a manual trans. If you want a long box crew cab 4x4 it will be a 350, did not offer that combo in a 250, only short box. Only crew cab F150s were Centurion conversions, not offered from Ford but Ive seen a few.

I got lucky with mine, found it in a pasture and brought it back from the dead.

Brad Felmey 08-13-2012 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardware02 (Post 19353459)
I've always liked the 1978 styling...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...250_Ranger.jpg

'Cept that's a '79. :lol3

RyanE 08-14-2012 07:29 AM

My favourite generation.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dave186 (Post 19354799)
These crew cabs still bring a premium price around here, especially a F350 diesel with a manual trans. .

You're damned right! I've been searching high and low for one in decent shape for my return to Canada this fall. The 92'-97' generation is my absolute favourite style of more modern Ford trucks. They did a decent upgrade of the interior (more rounded) from the previous generation, while still keeping the upright wind-shield and the no-draft windows. Tell me, what other vehicles in the mid-late 90's still came with no-drafts? I love those things. Top of my list: 93-94' F350 Crewcab 7.3 IDI Turbo 4x4 5-spd. XLT trim and in two-tone black/dark grey please.:deal Unfortunately, anything close to that in Canada has inter-galactic miles or is so badly rusted you can see through the doors.:cry

I envy you fellows who live in areas that don't believe in slathering the roads with salt in a misguided attempt to make the roads safer for the general motoring public. Perhaps it's a good thing that I can't find this holy grail of a truck - I've already got an 87', 97' and 03' F-series......:freaky

Nice truck btw Dave. :clap

GP640 08-14-2012 08:01 AM

I had a 95 f150 xlt extended cab 4x4 with the big 8 in it.

Hands down the most comfortable truck I've ever driven. Equal size dual tanks, some had a goofy small second tank. The truck got great mileage.

The only downside was the stoopid twin I beam front end for alignment.


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