Anyone know about OLD TRUCKS?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by TeamChaos, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    I just bought one. It's a 1973 Ford one ton 360 dually with a cattle bed. It runs great- the body was replaced with a same year F-100. The odometer isn't to be trusted, so I don't know how many miles. Where do I start? I'm going to flush the fluids and stuff. I hope I'm not a sucker; but I saw this truck and my mind went crazy with the possibilities. It was hard to find what a fair price would be for such a thing, with the body change and the cattle bed and all- so any thoughts on that matter are welcome too!
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  2. paulsmuffen

    paulsmuffen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To bad you don't live close, I would hire you to move a pig for me! I think you did great with your new find!
     
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  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I don't know how far you want to dive into that engine right off the bat, but if it looks original under the hood, I'd go for hoses, belts, and gaskets too. And give it a tune up, with new plugs & wires, etc...
     
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  4. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband says: cool truck, be mindfull of the driveline and the rear axle.
     

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