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First truck....

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by deerewashed, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

    i am in the market for a truck. i am 15 and will be turning 16 in a half of a year. i want this to be a project. something i can do a little to everyday. give me some options. got a budget of up to 6 grand for truck and about 10 grand for parts and accessories. please also tell me what to do to it.

    i am already dicided on western or fisher plow.
     
  2. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 819

    For 6 grand purchase price, I would find a 94.5 to 97 F250/350 powerstroke. There are some with decent miles and relatively little wrong with them to be found for that kind of money. Im going to buy a 97 crew cab short bed 4x4 250 diesel as soon as my super duty sells for not a whole lot more than that, great shape and decent miles. Good luck in your search. I wish I would have had half that much cash to put toward my first truck.
     
  3. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

    i have this amount because
    one lawn care
    two lawn care
    three dad got me a $20 scratcch off and i won 8 grand.......pure luck.
     
  4. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

    and thanks.....i really like the 94 f-150s. like what kennedy has. but 4wd. but of coarse i want to be able to use it forever so i need something a tad bigger. i am most certain i want a one ton. i dont really like some of the 94-97 250s and 350s because the axles are short with wheels compared to the truck. or at least where i live they are.
     
  5. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    Options? Any truck in your price range.
     
  6. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

  7. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    dont be in a hurry to blow your money.
     
  8. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

    im not in a hurry. i have a big timeframe to looka t all options. would like something though that i can say....ya i built that....i also like the feeling of people complimenting your truck or turning there head to look.
     
  9. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    Dont waste your money on all that unnecessary bolt on crap. Just looks redneck. If you need a truck then buy a clean looking looking late model and keep it clean and waxed.
     
  10. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884


    i get what you are saying... after hearing this i may go with like a 2004 or so reg. cab long bed with an insert. you are right a clean waxed truck says good quality all over it....would getting it lettered be tacky or no???
     

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