Opinion on this truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Wyatt Conklin, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Gold Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 3,559

    Doesn't look bad.

    Do you have to have a gas motor? Do you need a 3/4 ton or more sized truck? Based on your last few trucks I will assume your budget is <15k.
     
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  2. Wyatt Conklin

    Wyatt Conklin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    Yes yes yes
     
  3. walkinonwater27

    walkinonwater27 LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 316

    Your last one looks the best from what I see, very clean less miles, personally I wouldn’t buy a vehicle with 130k especially if your going to be towing and running it everyday. 100 gives you 4/6 years til that mark. I would check what works been done your right on the cusp of a new timing belt and possibly water pump. again if you can do that yourself the parts are only a few hundred. The bigger engine won’t burn out as quick with all the added weight to. Nice cab to, plenty of room for a mini office and crew.
     
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  4. walkinonwater27

    walkinonwater27 LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 316

    And it’s all chromed out! You baller you.
     
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  5. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Gold Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 3,559

    With your wants and budget I would be looking for the cleanest low miles truck I could find and not worry to much if it's v10 or 8.


    If your handy with a wrench and got the time you could buy a cheaper older body 460. Then put money into fixing it up to your liking. Suspension, paint, wheels and tires, etc... Can easily find them in the 3-5k range and leave you with 10k for resto/modding.
     
  6. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,790

    That looks like a nice truck overall. They should deal on price I would think. Not many folks want the big V10, and most folks want duallys on a 1 ton. At least around here.
     
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  7. greenfire

    greenfire LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    I would be taking that 3rd truck for a test drive. Best one out of the 3. Yes v10 is not a necessity, but its a good reliable motor. You will have lots of towing and payload flexibility with that truck.
     
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  8. Wyatt Conklin

    Wyatt Conklin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    That is the plan, making the 2.5 hour drive tomorrow with a check in hans
     
  9. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 14,091

    Thatcone looks like a winner!

    I always liked the ford v10
     
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  10. greenfire

    greenfire LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Make sure the truck is actually on the lot before you take the drive. These dealers will put up these adds to lure you in or pull the bait and switch.
     
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