OH NO; I BOUGHT A FORD!

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  1. iowastorm

    iowastorm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 370

    Just bought a Ford F700 truck w/ 429 engine, 11' coates revisible plow and 2 way dump box w/ spreader unit. Although the box had alot of surface rust (which we're having blasted and painted) everything's in really good shape.

    This is my first Ford and I'm on my prayer rug every night hoping it doesn't break down on me at 3a.m. during a blizzard. The engine is tight, the plow has duct tape on it (seriously) and it used to be a city truck. Anybody ever operated or owned something like this?
     
  2. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    What year is it? I have owned several older Ford medium duties, F 700s and 800s. As for the restore, I would get it up and going for this season. Then next summer when you have more free time, I would suggest going right through it, repaint everything.

    This winter I will be refurbing, my equipment trailer, rather than buy a new one.


    Geoff
     
  3. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 849

    Iowa,

    Does it look like this one? This is an 87. I drove it from day one, for the first 2,000 (city) miles of it's life. It too was a town truck. I loved it, and you all know I am a Chevy guy.

    It had electric brakes.

    <img src="http://www.chuckschevytruckpages.com/images/87F700.jpg">


    ~Chuck
     
  4. iowastorm

    iowastorm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 370

    . . .guess it would help if I mentioned the year. It's an '89. I was going to wait until summer, but I really don't like to show up at my customers with any equipment that doesn't look professional. The truck itself is very tight, but the rust on the white dump box looks really bad. Luckily, it'll be done in a day or two and will then be ready to go. Ford jokes aside; I think it's going to be a great truck and probably stay in our fleet for many years.
     
  5. iowastorm

    iowastorm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 370

    Chuck; Nice truck. I've got some pictures I can show you, but don't have your email address and don't know how to post them. EDIT! I mean HELP!!!!!!!
     
  6. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 849

    If you look in the little bar between each reply in a thread, you will see this.....
    A picture is worth a thousand words.....

    <img src="http://www.snowplowing-contractors.com/images/lsite.jpg">

    This help?

    As far as posting pics here, e mail me, and I can help with that no problem. The same goes for anyone here. If you want to add pics to your posts, e mail me.

    csmith669@aol.com

    ~Chuck

     

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