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1997 f350 project truck for this season

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Iceman318, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Iceman318

    Iceman318 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    Picked this up at auction just before the snow for a very "economical" price haha. Its a 1997 Ford F350 2 wheel drive with a 5.8L gas and auto transmission. It's going to be a simple build up, just going to replace the 2 fenders, put the original doors back on after I repair them, paint the cab portion of the truck white, and build a new flatbed for the back and paint that gray, and put on a good fram mounted hitch. Really looking forward to the finished product.

  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,306

    Whats going to be the main use of this beauty
  3. Iceman318

    Iceman318 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    We're just going to use it was a heavy towing truck for floating around equipment, hauling sods, material in the dump trailer, etc. We still have the 2002 silverado and the 2008 ram we use for the mowing trailer
  4. Iceman318

    Iceman318 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    She looks pretty "f-ugly" now, but itll shape up once it warms up and I can get to work haha.
  5. PineyPower

    PineyPower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    Wait, it warms up there. Just kidding. Nice truck to do what you want to do with it. Good luck.
  6. Iceman318

    Iceman318 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    warms up just enough for paint to dry :p haha
  7. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,280

    This should make for a cool project, looking forward to updates.
  8. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Once that is all said and done it will be an awesome truck.
  9. Iceman318

    Iceman318 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I hope you're patient, its gonna be a couple more months until I can get at it. Parts are in the basement ready to go on, so once it starts it should progress fairly quickly.
  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,014

    Ford is a good truck dont give up on her:waving:

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