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Unread 02-09-2012, 07:52 AM   #16
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I would not pay $2000 for a 93 f150 2wd. For that money you can get a 3/4 ton truck with a larger engine that will tow what you want. You will have $6-700 into it for the upgrades you want to do.
Last year I sold my 98 dodge 2500 4x4 for $2500.
That's just it. The OBS Fords can be had for a song. I would hold out for 3/4 or 1 ton with the 351 at a minimum, the 460 if you can find one. I remember seeing a 96 F250 4x4, ext cab, short box, 460 with 125k miles on it in about as good of condition as you'll find around here recently for right around $4k. I realize that's more than the F150 you're looking at, but my point is you could probably find an early 90s F250 2wd with the 351 and 150k miles for $2k

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Unread 02-09-2012, 08:16 AM   #17
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Yep, what he said. Wait to find a 3/4 or 1 ton. But the trailer sounds ok. A little light but it will work for your jeep.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 11:12 AM   #18
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So your telling me I should pass on the truck? This would be a DD and I would only tow maybe once every 1-3 months. This is not a farm truck hauling hay and supplies 5 days a week.

If I don't get the truck I am kinda stuck since I don't have another vehicle other than the wrangler.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 11:26 AM   #19
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I think the truck is over priced, it will work for what you want it for but it will be tough on the truck.. I am sure you can find one cheaper and better to tow with. If you need it now and dont have time to look around I guess buy it. Are you planning on towing your jeep to rausch creek? If so you will be getting passed by everything on the last hill on 81 before the exit.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #20
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Right now on york craigslist there is a 97 f250 351 for $2000 and a 96 250 for $2500, one is a 4x4.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #21
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If nothing else at least find an F150 with the 351 in it.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 12:43 PM   #22
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So your telling me I should pass on the truck? This would be a DD and I would only tow maybe once every 1-3 months. This is not a farm truck hauling hay and supplies 5 days a week.

If I don't get the truck I am kinda stuck since I don't have another vehicle other than the wrangler.
Towing that frequently I would not worry about it then.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 01:18 PM   #23
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OP, the 302 will pull fine for you on what your tasking it to do. Its a good motor and makes good torque at a reasonably low rpm for towing. If the truck you found is in good condition, it may easily be worth 2k. Thats something only you can decide. The 351w is really kind of a bastard child and makes only marginally more torque than a comparably speced 302. Albeit at a lower RPM. There is a reason you do not see them in race cars and restomods etc. If it were already there, fine, but to search for one, blah... I would address braking on that truck if it were me but im funny about brakes, maybe regear to 4.10s for a little extra power if you want more, other than that it will do what your asking without blowing up the first hill you encounter as some would imply. If your really worried, then rig a trailer up as you would use it and ask the owner to let you test drive it.

A 460 is a good motor but is absolute overkill for any application that includes the description daily driver. If your worried about slowing down on a hill with a trailer, then get a diesel and you can pass the 460s and BB chevys too. I even wave when I pass them. (Hint, they all slow down for big hills,diesels too, gravity is a MF)

As someone mentioned though, on the AOD, put an external cooler on the trans. That part is dead on. AODs die a quick horrible death if you dont keep them cool.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #24
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Here are the photos of the truck:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1086865...eat=directlink
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Unread 02-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #25
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Check the rad support for rust, there are 2 body mounts down there. Fords always rust out and it looks like it has a bunch of rust around the ext cab so the rad support could have rust. Do like mljeeper said and get the seller to let you put your jeep on the trailer and tow it around. Then you will know if you are happy with a 302.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #26
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I missed the daily driver part...yeah a 460 would be less than ideal for that.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 03:30 AM   #27
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This rig will tow your Jeep. Calm down. Its not that big a deal. Don't put any upgrades in it. Replace the radiator core if it runs hot. They don't last forever. Drive conservatively with the trailer on it. You're not going to the moon, your towing a trail rig to a trail on the flat side of the county.

If you want it to be more pleasant, don't buy a 302. It was the least desirable motor they put in those trucks. But, you have a package deal and it has a 302 in it. If you want a rig that tows real well, get a turbo 7.3. 99 or so.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 11:40 AM   #28
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As far as the towing goes

I'd say throw a Firestone ride rite kit 2071 on there and call it a day.. Rated for 5000lbs.. IMO


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Unread 02-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #29
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Indy, from all your posts about firestone products, Im going to go out on a limb and guess that your a vendor. You should step up and pay for vendor status if your going to pimp your stuff in every thread.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 04:13 PM   #30
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Indy, from all your posts about firestone products, Im going to go out on a limb and guess that your a vendor. You should step up and pay for vendor status if your going to pimp your stuff in every thread.
I was wondering about that crappola too. Who needs that stuff?
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