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Old 08-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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300ci straight 6 is pretty much indestructable. They were made til 96. That's pretty much all I know.

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Old 08-13-2012, 03:48 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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I've always liked the 1978 styling...

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
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I've always liked the 1978 styling...

'Cept that's a '79.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #7
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'Cept that's a '79.
Touché. Typo...it's the 79 grille that I liked and I started seeing them on the road in the fall of '78 (I was 9).
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:33 PM   #8
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73-78 are my favorite trucks of all time.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:41 PM   #9
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73-78 are my favorite trucks of all time.


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.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:05 PM   #10
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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.

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.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:19 AM   #11
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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.
How about 1967-72 fords? They are my favorite. Probabily because i have one...





As for the 9th gen fords. 4.9L inline 6 (300 ci) and the 7.3L v8 (460 ci) can not be beaten. We have a 1997 F-250. single cab, auto, 7.3L gas and it is a great truck. It has 175K on it now. Good daily driver, camp truck and camp/trailer hauler.


In the family we also have a Custom ordered 1997 f-350. Crew cab, 5 speed, 7.3L diesel. Every thing else on the truck is custom ordered. No performance mods though. Beautiful. Great camp truck. It pulled a 7,000 pound trailer and a camper up Eisenhower pass In colorado doing 75mph.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:00 AM   #13
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...should've never sold the bronco!
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:47 PM   #14
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...should've never sold the bronco!
Should've never sold my Bronco

If I could find a well-priced, rust-free '78-79 Bronco with the XLT package and NP435 4 speed I'd buy it without hesitation. I see ones like that locally once in a while but they are never for sale...
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #15
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bronco, thats the info i was looking for. there is a F250 7.3 PS 4x4 extended cab in manual 5 speed, locally for $5k
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