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Old 09-10-2010, 08:59 PM   #1
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Well folks...How'd we do?!

It has taken a year for us to keep getting our feet underneath us, as we keep aiming for the Airstream dream...making adjustments and important decisions-all of that.
We KNEW that our former 93' truck was just not quite heavey enough to tow the house with success, So we finally came to a financial place where could make another purchase. So this morning I took the swapshop radio program and announced we were looking for a 3/4 ton truck. And started getting calls pretty quick.
And this is what surfaced. A 1984 Ford F150, all white (with the reciever hitch to go with it. (1700.00 talked down to 1500.00) Then like crazy I posted pictures of our 93' truck on craigslist for 1200.00 or best offer...got a call from Lawton and we made a thousand dollar deal and he just drove off with it tonight.
We go to get the Ford F150 in the morning. And all this took was a little over one day. And this white one is in very good condition, what do you guys think? ...In with the white, and OUT with the blue!
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:06 PM   #2
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Nice looking pickem-up truck. But then I'm a Ford nut. One question springs to mind,you were shopping for a 3/4 ton and wound up with a 1/2 ton? Adios, John
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:14 PM   #3
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Yeah...I gotta' say...I am really confused by this post???
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:30 PM   #4
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You sold a 93 for $1000 and then bought a 84 for $1500. Do you want to buy some ocean front property in Arizona as well?
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:49 PM   #5
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Well the blue truck had a screwed up fuse box inside that did not properly control the running lights to the trailer, Thats what made the blue truck for a 1000 dollars, The white truck has been restored and has simpler features like what we like in an older model. We wanted to sell the truck and get it out of the way quick so I could continue working out on the road. And whether or not it is a three quarter ton or a half ton does not matter- we made a good deal and I am glad I did it. Next time I now know better than to ask the question 'what do you think?' and just for that reasoning I am installing the truck as my avatar for the next six months. so there! ...hmmmph!
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:04 PM   #6
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Next time I now know better than to ask the question 'what do you think?'
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It will do no good to not ask. On this forum, you will find out what everyone thinks without asking. I'm pretty sure that "please don't tell me what you think" won't work either.


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Old 09-10-2010, 11:17 PM   #7
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Hi, you think you're getting ripped? Check out the thread where the guy just bought a brand new truck. When I buy a newer tow vehicle, I'm not telling anyone on this forum.



Oh, and I would take that old Ford before that Chevy too. Good decision. You know what they say; If you want a pretty truck buy a Chevy, if you want a work truck buy a Ford.
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What size engine does it have in it? Must be an 8 cyl right? Although that model did come with a 6 cyl... tell me its not a 6 cyl.

Did the guy define "restored" for you? Maybe you want to atleast get the truck checked out by someone qualified just incase. The trailer is going to work that truck a bit and its no spring chicken. It should work fine for you but take it easy on her.

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Old 09-10-2010, 11:19 PM   #9
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OK...thats it.....I've heard enough.....going home now.....bye.....see ya.....ciao...
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...It's an eight cyl. ...the big question is whether it is a half ton or three quarter...my brother said I could either check the eighth number of the vin, or he said there would be eight lug nuts if it were a three quarter. I DO know that the truck is BIG. But it has been very well taken care of. and it has a great new surround sound stereo installed. Thanks Robert we were just looking for positive general good natures feed back. There are chrome wheel covers it looks like on the wheels so I won't know till tomorrow, and lastly I will ask the owner. The blue truck was really screwed up- and we didn't know it til we had it hooked up to test the lights one night and I told Angel to turn on a blinker- and the taillights were going off like a railroad crossing.
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No foul intended just poking fun sorry.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:32 PM   #12
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I like the new avitar.....and your truck.
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After 28 years of being a mechanic I consider positive feedback the kind that can help a fellow brother stay off the side of the road with the hood up.. Thats what we are all about here.

When your purchasing a $1500 dollar truck the sound system is the least important thing. Have it checked out just so you know you got a great deal and your traveling safe. Not trying to hurt your feelings and yes.. I will still stop and help you lol

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Today when we went to go see it and test drive it, we stopped at a mechanic friends...he said there was some oil leakage happening ...and we mentioned this to the owner and he said it needed new gaskets at the top of the engine, sooo. I am sure we will be coming across things with it to up grade, it also kind of 'bounced' more than it should as far as feeling shocks, but my brother saidd they tend to be a little 'spongy-er' than other trucks. Like a springy ride.
Thanks Melody! Sometimes I get knocked down and have to stand my ground.
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