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Old 12-14-2010, 06:42 PM
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im already starting to enjoy the utility. that will be the very last thing to consider changing. right now im having a tough time finding a plow with a mount for it. its $500-$800ish just for a plow frame for a $1000 plow with a newer or different frame. trying to get away from meyer plows but having another interchangable plow off of a spare truck isnt a bad thing. registered her today and started driving her around.
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:49 PM
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nice find and a great price
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:16 PM
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ok, got it for $1500. looking at an old western plow for it tommarrow. would really like a boss plow, but this is only a spare 3rd plow truck. this thing has very little rot. the utility body has nearly all of it. even the radiator support is mint. the engine is dry. the miles scare me a tiny bit, but its so clean.....couldnt belive he said yes to the $1500! my wife didnt believe me and thought i spent more

its only real issue, break lights which i think are bad grounds, these bodies always seem to have poor grounds and the lights dont work right.
Congrats nice truck VERY nice price. A thread on another page asked if major repairs to an older unit like this are affordable and they are. Tranny rebuild 1500-2 front end 500-1000 rear 5-700. If you lose the motor you will need to find a wreck and buy it complete and sale the unwanted parts. But at this price compared to 1 $15,000 you could own 10 so that means have a spare. We keep an extra truck or two and you can less insurance,taxes,transfer and so on. Our goal is to buy what we use at 30-50% of new cost and not have anything to be embarrassed by. We were just on a big church job and the GC had a '92 3500hd with 6.5 and 275,000 miles and these guys are major players here. So why buy new?
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:08 PM
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Hint: Buy a old u-haul for 5-700 bucks, they took great care of their fleets and are getting rid of hundreds of 88-98 fords! Call them and find out if there are any available, u might b able to see if they jjust sell u a spare motor! PM me if you need one, at our junkyard we have a buncha 88 7.3 deisel's. I don't know if it will work on the 97 but I think it will??? Good luck,nice truck! Go with the MM1 fisher plows. Older but much cheaper than the MM2. Indestructable! BIG STEVE B CT STRENGTH WSL
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:16 AM
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Looks good, nice truck, i was wondering if a utility would work in a mowing rig and i guess it will.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:50 AM
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whats all this talk about engines?? this thing runs mint with plenty of power! if you saw how clean the engine was you wouldnt worry. the title shows in early 2001 the 2nd owner bought it with 155K in less than the first 5 years. she just had alot of highway miles and was not worked. ill take that over a five year truck with 50K worked to death plowing its whole life in salt covered roads carring a sander, and heavy plow on the front end. even the steering is tight in this thing

LOOKING FOR A CHEAP PLOW WITH PLOW FRAME for a 97 f350
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:35 PM
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^^^ sound like the good deal.
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:38 PM
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Out of curiosity where did you find it?
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here she is with the plow. took it off the 08' so i could put the boss v-xt on
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:34 PM
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Out of curiosity where did you find it?
found it for sale locally, been forsale for almost 2 years, he wanted $5,000, getting divorced sold it cheap
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