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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2003, 09:00 PM
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hello im buyin a new truck for my 16 year old son, im trying to figure out what would be the best truck for him that he could work on a little but still have it be a good reliable truck. any suggestions would be great
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Re: new truck

buy him a 70's f150. there solid as a rock and cheap and real easy to fix when it does break... i know mines been good to me so far..
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I'll agree with that. Anything up to 87 is pretty easy to work on. Reliability may be a bit of an issue with something that old but if you check it out before you buy it shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: new truck

both of my ford f-150's that i sold are still going strong (79and a 89) as long as you maintian them they'll last almost forever the 79 has around 300k (engine changed at 152k(302)and the 89 170k (inline 6)
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Re: new truck

F350! [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] All the cool parts he'll ever want are allready on the truck. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] However you will have to do some heavy fabrication to the frame to get it to a decent wheeling length. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Best combo: Bronco running chasis with F350 components. [img]images/graemlins/beach.gif[/img]
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