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Old 03-17-2000, 11:18 AM
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I have a '78 Ford F-250. Mildly built 460, C-6, Np205 t-case, Dana 60 axles(1 ton), hi-boy springs with helper springs from 73-77 F250. Axles and springs make the truck a 1-ton. GVW is 14,000. 35x12.50x16.5 BFG's. Truck is also a Supercab which is nice to store extra stuff in.<br> I just can't imagine shelling out 30,000+ on a new truck, when there are so many good older units on the market for a fraction of the price. Who cares if you beat on the older truck a bit, but if I owned a newer truck I sure would be hesitant about getting the paint scratched. Sure they are more reliable, but that's not an issue for me. When I bought my truck it had the anemic 351m which I promptly yanked and sold, and then installed a freshly warmed 460. If I have troubles with my truck I fix it myself and save the outrageous labor prices. Somewhere down the line I want to swap in a Powerstroke, than I'll have modern diesel power for a lot less than buying new. But that another post in itself.
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