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KrayzKajun
10-19-2012, 06:36 PM
Looking for something to pull my tractor/skidsteer and my dump trailer to free up my truck to bring more than one trailer to a site if needed. Could also be used as a mowing truck. Found this forsale down the road from my shop. 1999 Ford F450 XL, reg cab dually w/ 7.3l diesel, auto tranny. 250k miles on the clock. It has a 12' flatbed tht is on the truck is a lil too long for the chassis. I would put a shorter flatbed so that i could still tow a bumper pull trailer or pintle hitch combo. I checked all the fluids and everything looked good. 19.5" tires in good shape. Owner is asking $2800. Anything specific i should look at? http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/D4B586AC-1C9A-4BBD-9E0C-73CDEB381B96-1791-000000F187EEC371.jpghttp://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/8FBA9B06-7DF7-4419-B459-D474589CF703-1791-000000F19BF359E7.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/FC40A9C6-B823-4621-9E42-03B725644A0A-1791-000000F197BF107B.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/66C0A82F-69EE-41C8-9FFB-A459633610D9-1791-000000F18E2E301F.jpghttp://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/D81AE0FF-21B7-4FC6-8EC8-752974876900-1791-000000F1923C3275.jpg
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knox gsl
10-19-2012, 06:50 PM
Look at the x brickman trucks. 9 foot flatbed dumps with crewcab and 7.3.
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ParkWelding
10-19-2012, 06:55 PM
Look at the x brickman trucks. 9 foot flatbed dumps with crewcab and 7.3.
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You're not gonna get one for under $2800 though.

I'd say, if it runs good, grab it for $2500 and expect to put money in it here and there. Do something with the flatbed, or just take it off for scrap and put some fenders over the rears.

KrayzKajun
10-19-2012, 06:55 PM
We dont have them down here.
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knox gsl
10-19-2012, 06:59 PM
We dont have them down here.
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Just buy that one and cut 4 feet off and put a hitch on it. If it runs good its worth that price.
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KrayzKajun
10-19-2012, 07:30 PM
I forgot to take a pic, the chassis has an extened ball hitch on the back. The flatbed just extends way too far over the frame .
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AEL
10-19-2012, 07:52 PM
For that price grab it Jacob. Looks like a good deal
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swanny
10-19-2012, 08:05 PM
I wouldn't like the auto tranny. A six speed would make it twice the truck.

noahb195
10-19-2012, 08:29 PM
My dad used to have a '99 F-250 with the 7.3 lets just say it kicked ass pulling anything you put behind it>:)

AWJ Services
10-19-2012, 08:38 PM
Pull the boot going too the turbo and look for damage too impellers. Bring it too a shop and have a cylinder balance test done and an injector buzz test done as well. I would have a compression test done as well if the previous tests show no problems. I would get in the truck and start immediatly and see how long it takes too start. The trans if it has not been rebuilt will have some things that need to be addressed mainly the convertor and some pump issues. I would much rather buy a truck for 2800 bucks( with a 7.3) and fix it then get a newer truck with a 6.0.

KrayzKajun
10-19-2012, 08:51 PM
I want an auto so my guys can drive it.
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KrayzKajun
10-20-2012, 12:14 PM
Anybody else? Thanks for the input fellas.
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JNB Construction
10-20-2012, 12:59 PM
The 4R100 auto trans is not very tough in stock form. In my wife's F150 it does fine, but in my F350 diesel its been the worst problem with the entire truck (I'm on #4). From what I've been able to find online,Ford put the same trans in everything from the F150 to the F550.

AWJ Services
10-21-2012, 01:36 AM
The 4R100 auto trans is not very tough in stock form. In my wife's F150 it does fine, but in my F350 diesel its been the worst problem with the entire truck (I'm on #4). From what I've been able to find online,Ford put the same trans in everything from the F150 to the F550.

It was actually an E4OD then a 4R100. It is a C6 with an overdrive in front. The most important thing with those trans is the torque convertor. You need a billet multi disc convertor.

JNB Construction
10-21-2012, 11:18 AM
Yeah, the TC came apart internally in my first one and spread junk throughout the trans. The second time I lost all forward motion, but reverse worked great. The third one lost second gear then started having OD problems. Then I found a guy that works mainly on oil and gas field trucks, said he had the trans figured out. Knowing that I tow 12,000 plus every working day, he made changes internally, installed a billet TC and gave me a three year unlimited mileage warranty. I'm two years into this rebuild and the trans has worked flawlessly.

swanny
10-22-2012, 09:30 PM
Yeah, the TC came apart internally in my first one and spread junk throughout the trans. The second time I lost all forward motion, but reverse worked great. The third one lost second gear then started having OD problems. Then I found a guy that works mainly on oil and gas field trucks, said he had the trans figured out. Knowing that I tow 12,000 plus every working day, he made changes internally, installed a billet TC and gave me a three year unlimited mileage warranty. I'm two years into this rebuild and the trans has worked flawlessly.


The billet TC and valve body is what I changed out on my F350 as preventative maintenance @ 75k miles or so. Company out of Georgia sells them with lifetime warranty. Made a very noticeable difference as it primarily wasn't hunting for gears in the 50 to 60 mph range towing 5 and 6 ton. Still, I will never buy the 4r100 again. When this tranny goes up, I have everything ready to throw in the 6 speed.