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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by trevorf, Jun 2, 2014.
Do they offer a version without the stupid looking wheels?
Yes, but it raises the price by $50k.
I paid $2k less for my house in 2012 but theres lots of young privileged money in town aka packer players.
Yes your local ford dealer sells them, looks like it's just a hood, tires and lift kit.
I bought my first house in 2003 for $36k, the same price I had just paid for a new Superduty. I sold the house three years later for $121k and bought two more houses. The Ford wasn’t quit as good of an investment!!
So far the most I’ve paid for a truck has been $36k and that’s happened twice. I’ve paid a whole lot more for houses though.
I have no idea why I quit playing with real estate, but shortly after getting married I sold them all and we bought our place in the country where we’ve been for 13 years now.
My 2019 F150Reg Cab Short Bed
Looks like we need some NVG's to see that '19 F150!
I recently got back from a riding/camping trip. Been doing this a few summers now. In years past I always go with a friend who is 77 yrs old. He likes taking his truck and enclosed trailer and having me drive. He wasn't able to go this year so I was anxious to take my truck and see if I could take everything I need to ride and camp for 5 days. I'm one of those that tend to take more than I need. It all fit no problem!
One of the reasons I got the F-150 is because of the huge back seat area. I knew my daughter would be tall and I wanted good legroom in the back. Lift up the back seat and you have as much room as an SUV.
I've never been much of a Ford fan, but I love this truck!
My beater / shop truck was over it’s max payload so I had to make some adjustments to the truck....
Real story: I was changing door bushings like you have to do on Chevrolets and I remembered that I needed to move a couple of the enclosed trailers to do some sandblasting. Since I knew I’d forget and end up paying my helper to stand around while I shuffled trailers tomorrow I decided to move it while it’s on my mind. The kids got a big kick out of seeing me drive the truck around without a driver’s door.
Good idea. All you would have been doing is opening and shutting that door countless times anyway. There is a reason that most airport tugs don't have doors.
The campground that I used to spend winters in had a 'Grounds Keeper' truck with no doors. At first it seemed odd, granted it didn't get anything like actual cold down in the Keys but ... it did rain. After staying there a while I learned to appreciate that they could go about their duties at any time, day or night without the noise of doors opening or closing. No matter how bad the truck looked (and toward the end it was lacking some of the forward gears) it always had a quiet exhaust, I presume for the same reason. When it was replaced by a 'less old' version the doors came off right away.
There was a guy in town years ago with a '57 Chevy wagon and it was missing the left rear door for a couple of years. That had to be before we got annual safety inspections.
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage
4.2 V6 - 5-Speed
Is that a rare 7-lug F150 that I spy?
I think the 7 lugs are only on F150 Heavy Duty
This truck is the last of this body style.
All the 7 lug trucks that I have dealt with where badged as F250, but in that body style instead of super duty.
Gotta love that basic, all business truck. It's obviously well cared for.
7 lug Fords were considered heavy half tons back then.
They were no where near a tru 3/4 ton.
Ford sold them as a 3/4 ton though.
Same way Ford sells the Eco Boost V6 as a good towing vehicle.
Agreed, I was just pointing out that they had 250 badges, not 150 badges. At least not that I noticed, but I was working at a Dodge dealer during that era so I didn't see all that many fords, except the Superduty in my driveway.
The badge says Heritage, thought it said Heavy Duty.
I had seen the old 99 F250 as well as an F150 7700 and F150HD in seven lug trim previously. Ford and GM were all over the map in that 99-03 timeframe.
Last Saturday picked up another Studebaker. About a 450 mile drive round trip, with only the A/C being an issue in the 90+ degree day.
We currently have a 2007 F150 with the known to have problems 5.4 Triton. It rattles a bit after being parked a few days, so likely will be in need of cam phasers soon.
Wife wants to get an 18-20 ft cargo trailer......needs to be long enough to haul her Spyder plus three bikes. I don’t foresee the total trailer weight being over 7500 lbs.
I am not buying a new truck.....no way can I swing that payment. Been window shopping, and am likely gonna go with a 14-16 F150 with the 3.5 eco boost.