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09-28-2003, 11:02 PM
Helps if I post a pic!
Found this 1987 F250 in the local want ad, was black. 87K miles Straight 6 300 Fuel injected 4x4, got it for $2600. After a do it yourself paintjob with acrylic enamel she is ready for lettering. For those weighing the new vs. old truck purchase, here is a nice looking strong work truck for under $3000.

09-28-2003, 11:44 PM
what kind of trailer are you going to pull with that?? Just curious because with the straight 6 even though it is a an F-250 might be hard and eat a lot of gas. Just curious it is a nice truck but the straught 6 might hurt you in the long run, a V-8 would be better.
just my 0.02 cents

09-28-2003, 11:54 PM
Thanks for the input but you are so wrong, the big six 300 inline 6 is very capable of towing. Actually more so than the v8. The inline 6 has superb torque

I pulled a bobcat with it last week and it pulled very close second to my 2001 3500 chevy dumper with a 6.0L. A little faster acceleration with the dump truck but same as far as maintaining speeds uphill.

09-28-2003, 11:56 PM
I also figured I should add this is mainly a mowing truck that will pull a single axle 12' trailer. But I figured I would comment anyhow to its capabilities. I actually passed on 4 different F250's having 351's and diesels.

09-29-2003, 12:01 AM
man, i wish i would come across finds like that. congrats

09-29-2003, 01:10 AM
Very nice looking truck for it's age. That 300ci, 6 cyl. is a tough engine. It has been my experience, however, that the 6 cyl. really sucks gas when hauling a big load. I opted to go for a Powerstroke diesel model when I bought another truck this past spring.
I found a fleet maintained, 1996, F250, extended cab pickup, with the Powerstroke diesel for $3200.00.
I do, however, pull a larger,18', trailer that is loaded with two diesel ZTR,s.
Good luck with that new pickup. It should serve you well for a long time.:)

Ground Master
09-29-2003, 11:07 AM
sweet, I just bought this 88 f250 4x4 for $1150. It has a 5.8 fuel injected motor (351w), zf 5speed, and a/c. I also just bought the paint and supplies for a do-it-yourself paint job. I'm hoping to get it painted this week. Right now, its a very ugly light blue. I have already replaced the windshield for 150 and bought the hupcaps. The interior is decent, dash has no cracks, but the floor mat is shot.

lawn perfection
09-29-2003, 03:21 PM
You won't be sorry with that inline six,lots of torque it will pull all the mowers you want to.

09-29-2003, 07:35 PM
Nice deal! Looks like maybe a better deal than I got, although mine has new clutch, 1000 cca battery, tires, shocks, brakes, starter and alt. Even still I think I would have bought yours there first. How many miles? I am sure it is high at that price but even still thats a nice truck for the price....this is mine the day I got it right after I took the running boards off, it had the same type as yours there.

09-29-2003, 07:40 PM
Here is a little fancy work with photoshop, trying out a lettering scheme for preview first, what do you think?

09-29-2003, 09:02 PM
KS, looks great. I would drop some seperation such as a dot inbetween the services on the side of the bed.

The Good Earth
09-29-2003, 11:51 PM

How big a pain was the paint job? I am kicking one around myself but I realize that I may be too big of a moron to pull it off. The only thing I really know about body work is how to mess it up!! :D I think I have that covered.

10-03-2003, 05:15 PM
yea im in the same situation. i picked up a 94 f 250 xl with 49,000 miles on it for 3,100.. it also is the ugly turqouise color. imgoing to change it to black, but i know nothing about painting my car. i got a qoute from maaco for 450, if i fix the few rust spots, which i don't know how to do eaither. is painting the car difficult?..
aalso i agree, the inline 6 is great. i pull a 20 ft enclosed just fine