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Old 12-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #106
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I dig it.

How many miles?
Solid axle or TTB (twin traction beam)?
Low range "granny tranny" or regular 5-speed?


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Old 12-27-2012, 09:19 AM   #107
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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 12-27-2012, 09:27 AM   #108
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I have always been a car guy and was never really into trucks until recently. Some buddies of mine took me off roading and ever since I've been hooked!

I definitely love the way 9th Gen F250's look. But that's all I really know about them. Sadly, I'm a super newb when it comes to 4x4's. I'm looking to pick up a F250 here soon and I'm going to go look at this guys rig this weekend. Its a 1992 F250 4x4 with the 5.8L V8 manual transmission. Has some sort of lift but idk what. Is there anything in particular that I should be looking for?

Anyone & everyones help is appreciated. One more question, how can I tell which transmission variation it has?











Beautiful truck. Well as a start see if it runs and drives. Try and shift trough all 5 gears and back down. Try shifting into 4hi and 4low. See if it has any problems with that, I see rust over the rear wheel wells. Check if that is the only rust on the truck. And get rid of that propane tank I dont see much body damage though. For the right price I would take it.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:38 PM   #109
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I have always been a car guy and was never really into trucks until recently. Some buddies of mine took me off roading and ever since I've been hooked!

I definitely love the way 9th Gen F250's look. But that's all I really know about them. Sadly, I'm a super newb when it comes to 4x4's. I'm looking to pick up a F250 here soon and I'm going to go look at this guys rig this weekend. Its a 1992 F250 4x4 with the 5.8L V8 manual transmission. Has some sort of lift but idk what. Is there anything in particular that I should be looking for?

Anyone & everyones help is appreciated. One more question, how can I tell which transmission variation it has?











Someone has been doing some stuff with that truck. That is an airbag steering wheel. They didnt come around till 94 and never were put in F250 or bigger. F150 only. Also the badges on the front fenders are the older 87-91 style. Kinda odd little things I noticed from the pictures. If it came with the 5.8 it should be a ZF transmission. No 5.8s came with a M5OD. But given the things I already see swapped around who knows whats in it without seeing it. M5OD has the slave cylinder inside of the bell housing, ZF it is outside. Easiest way tell.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:13 AM   #110
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I dig it.

How many miles?
Solid axle or TTB (twin traction beam)?
Low range "granny tranny" or regular 5-speed?


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137xxx miles
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6" lift with 33.5" tires

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Old 01-01-2013, 09:27 AM   #111
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I've only owned 4 vehicles in my life. In order:
1. 95 Ranger
2. 96 F-150, 302. Still drove after 220k. Only thing replaced was: fuel pump and the entire rear end (had a diff. leak and only noticed it when it was too late).
3. 07 Colorado
4. 94 Bronco. Current cage.

Nothing wrong with the Chevy. Just didn't feel right.

I always wanted a Bronco from this generation and this one seems to be a little problematic. I think the PO's did some half ass work on it. Oil drain pan leaked a little on the exhaust x-over. Come to find out the seal folded on itself. Still continues to leak and I assume it to be the rear main seal. Some of the sensors are whack and there's a short in the wiring for my dome light. I still love it. Rear panels are starting to rust. The rust was dormant when I lived in Colorado but now that I'm out East, the humidity is taking it's toll. The 96 F-150 I drove seemed to be the only year Ford got it right. I drove that one in Missouri where we still used salt for a period of time before switching to gravel and I never had an issue with rusting.



All I've done to it so far was replace the leaking oil pan gasket, installed a high flow oil pump, 4.10 LSD over the 3.55 open, and the 33 Yoko's. Still need to regear the front.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #112
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I love having this thing as my daily driver, and the tommygate lift comes so handy to lift "heavy" loads. I picked up a set of Husky toolboxes from Home Depot for $178... 27 inch; 9 drawer... Perfect for my small needs.

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:45 AM   #113
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You won't find a crew cab F150 of that vintage.
Actually you can find a crew cab F150 of that vintage. Google Centurion F150.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:41 AM   #114
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My very first vehicle in 1985 was a 1982 Ford F150 reg cab long bed, 300 ci inline 6 auto, with the explorer pkg.

I would pass on 1/2 ton trucks older than 10 years old for everyday drivers, as they are terrible in collision protection.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:06 AM   #115
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Plenty of steel around you... you may be more of a danger to others; like a battering ram!
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:04 PM   #116
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Actually you can find a crew cab F150 of that vintage. Google Centurion F150.
The Centurion is actually Fords version of a Suburban... What you have pictured there is a crew cab with a topper on the bed.

Centurions were trucks added to Broncos, or Stretched Broncos, apparently Ford built them two different ways.



Ford has built 4 door crewcabs since '73, although they are pretty hard to find. Not sure if they did crew cabs or super cabs with the bumpsides (67-72), seems like they may have for government use only or something but I dont remember.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:31 PM   #117
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Plenty of steel around you... you may be more of a danger to others; like a battering ram!

Seems like that would be the case, but the crash videos I've seen of older trucks is shocking.

this shows how the last gen did 1997-2003;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i5EmJBaGeQ

but as long as your run into older stuff, you're okay...

your gen Ford fared okay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ReZ0C_UF-8
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:02 PM   #118
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Plenty of steel around you...
Yep, so instead of the vehicle absorbing the energy of impact, your body does.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:57 AM   #119
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Yep, so instead of the vehicle absorbing the energy of impact, your body does.

Bingo. The notion of bigger/heavier = better/safer has been soundly disproved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdKW...e_gdata_player
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:15 AM   #120
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Bingo. The notion of bigger/heavier = better/safer has been soundly disproved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdKW...e_gdata_player
Was there an engine in the Bel Air? And more importantly, why the fuck crash a Bel Air?

I'm not arguing with which one is better/safer, after all we're out there on 2, or in some cases, one wheel with no steel/airbags around us...

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