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PostSubject: good project truck???   Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:17 pm

i started HS this year and at my HS you can chose which shop u want to take...im going to take auto machanics and my dad said that if im doing good in my other classes he would buy my a project truck.

i was thinking of a 85 ish ford f150 but i am open to suggestions
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:00 pm

id say go with a 95 or earlier ford f250-f350 diesel
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:46 am

Geek he said project not a $4000.00 daily driver cheesygrin

I'd say look for something in the 70's early 80's before the went crazy under the hood with electronics so you can actually work on it with out a degree.
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:51 am

well it would be a project
get one with a pretty good drive train and work on the body paint and interior
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:02 pm

Well the thing is if its a 95 and needs all that I wouldnt want it to start with.
My 95 exploder urruumm Explorer has original paint no rust, interior is clean and great carpet.

When it comes to a project, the older the better.
I've had many.

Big thing to stay away from is something that is too far gone.

Forget drive train when building a project until its time for a drive train,unless you get lucky and it has good one in it.(going to pull motor anyway if you're going to do it rite)

And when you get into the newer trucks you get into all the electronics and vacume hoses to deal with.
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:27 pm

yea me and my dad pretty much decided on a ford f350 diesel...we arent going to do much to it..i want to put some stacks on it but my dad is saying no ) : and we are probably going to put a little lift on it and some bigger tires and what ever else needs to be done to it

it wont be for a while tho cus we are sorta tight on money ATM
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:34 pm

the best part about getting a 95 is it has the tank engine(the 7.3 liter) they run for ever great engine one of fords best and the 95 has the turbo too
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:41 am

get a older car or truck.a late 70's 80's chevy pickup would be a great project.i have owned quite a few and they are easy to work on.parts are a dime a dozen.it would be a great project.look threw craigslist or on ebay or ask around,drive around and see what people have tucked away..i gotten many cars and trucks from them being stoed away in a driveway just sitting there!keep us posted!
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:28 pm

speaking of projects,heres mine.it needs to be redone as far as brake wise.i am gonna take out the 3.3 v6 and drop in a v8 i have for her.its a 79 malibu,atuomatic ,bucket seats with a floor shifter
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:46 pm

Fun Project indeed. I had a friend here a while ago that got one of these to build. He dumped a sickening amout of money into it. But it came out nice. He dropped it 3 inches, tubed out the rear end, put some suicide doors on it and painted it Canary Yellow. Looked very nice. Hope you have fun with this car. Looks very straight

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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:30 am

its in very good condition - i picked it up for a a grand from my ex girlfriend...really long story....anyway. shes solid!!!the thing is though her ex fixed the car for their son,the car is jury rigged!it will probally go in the shop ne xt month!
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:21 am

Fester wrote:
its in very good condition - i picked it up for a a grand from my ex girlfriend...really long story....anyway. shes solid!!!the thing is though her ex fixed the car for their son,the car is jury rigged!it will probally go in the shop ne xt month!

them can be some nice sleepers,
buddy put a 327, m22 rock crusher , 12 bolt rear , and a 125 shot of juice
that was fun
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:30 am

sounds like some quick tight fun to me

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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:18 pm

i have a few choices though///i am getting a 327 ,running out of a 70 chevy pickup,i also can take the motor out of my 92 gmc sierra (350) and use that.
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PostSubject: Re: good project truck???   Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:47 am

327 man plenty nut and very rare if youcan geta good running one hop on it
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