Year: 1997 Make: Ford Model: F-250 Price: $5500 Mileage: 65000 Color: Black Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing Location (State): MA Transmission: Automatic Drivetrain: 4WD & AWD Color: Black Engine: 5.8
I have a 1997 F250 HD XL pickup with a 7' or 8'(I never actually measured)Minute Mount plow with the under hood hydraulic pump. It is belt driven by the engine and in my opinion, the only setup that should be used. This plow is so strong, it will literally push the truck around.
I bought the truck for occasional work use, towing my bikes, and plowing my long driveway. Unfortunately, I suffered a major accident and all the above listed activities are no longer possible so I'm passing the truck along to someone who will use it.
I'm very sure the listed mileage is accurate as the truck has no squeaks, rattles, annoying cabin noises. The doors have a solid "thunk" when closing them. It had sat for a while before I bought it so I went through the entire suspension and replaced almost everything. I used ATS shackles,front leaf springs, frame brackets, U bolts, and hardware. I also replaced the shocks with Bilstien HD units. Everything received a nice coating of anti seize after extended air hammer usage during the dis assembly! It will need a front end alignment because the old leafs had sagged quite a bit so the new ones threw the alignment off. I got hurt before I had the opportunity to have it done.
I went through the engine as well, it was having some slight hesitation going uphill so I replaced all ignition components and the TPS. I think it may need new spark plug wires because I noticed that 2 of them had been resting on the header. It has Pace Setter short headers with a Bassani SS y pipe and a polished SS straight through muffler with a turn down tip. It does need new exhaust header gaskets, something I can have done, I will want a bit more if so.
The tire are Bridgestone Commercial T/A in the factory size. The rears are slightly more worn than the front but not "worn". I can measure tread depth if need be.
There is some rust as with any truck of this year, it it all on the wheel wells and a bit on the driver door rocker panel. I had it fixed once but apparently I picked the wrong shop because half of it came back. I will include pics of all areas.
I think it could probably use some new locking hubs, one of them is a bit tough to engage but still works. I almost never needed the 4wd but the 2 or 3 times I did, it worked great. It has a factory limited slip rear end along with 4.10 gears.
I have always taken care of it with a very strict maintenance schedule. I had bought it for occasional use but I liked it so much I began to drive it daily. I used to have a 75 mile a day commute and it never left me stranded. I travel for work occasionally and drove it to West Point, NY every week for 8 months, no problems at all!
If I left anything out, forgive me, I'm not rying to hide anything. On to the pics!
Contact info: please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and please include a phone number. I don't get on here much but now that I have the ad up, I will check the thread occasionally.
Last edited by ford351powr; 05-19-2012 at 08:50 AM.
Reason: added contact info
I just realized I don't have any pics of the rust on the driver side rocker panel so I will try to get some. It isn't bad at all, but it is there.
I also have a new locking Reese ball hitch that I will include with the sale.
Last edited by ford351powr; 05-19-2012 at 08:52 AM.
Reason: added pic