Just joined up and thought I would post some pic's of "The Beast" and see what you guys think...
Ford Prerunner 1971 F250 3/4 Ton longbed auto trans. It was built by professionals at Offroadunlimited with parts from Autofab that specializes in older Ford Prerunners. It has rearches I-beams that were bent on a 10 ton press at Autofab and they have been totaly rebuilt using brass sleeve's with new king pins. This truck has a Full Roll Cage inside and out. It has Bilstein Shocks with four 7100s series in the front and two 9100s series in the back. It has a 390 Engine with 72,000 original miles on it, 4 Core Radiator, Milodon oil pan, Headman Headers, Edlebrock Intake, Demon 650 Carb, Mallory Pointless Distributor, MSD Plug Wires, K&N 5" Air Cleaner, Flowmaster Exhaust and Optima Battery. It also has 5-Point Corbeau Racing Seats with 4-Point PyroTech Harnesses. Suspension has been fully updated with new National Springs in the rear and Fabtech Springs in the front. The suspension has 16" travel up front and 18" travel in rear. The suspension has been fully cycled by Off Road Unlimited and has Pyrotech limiting Straps already installed. It has a Dana 60 Diff and the brakes have be totally rebuilt with new calipers and Stainless Steel Brake Lines. Truck has Fiberglass Bedsides make by "Autofab" from the trucks old bed. They have Re-Arched Wheel Well Openings and an added Flare. It has a 32 gallon Fuelsafe racing fuel cell hooked up to stock gas gauge. Autofab has a complete Fiberglass Front End for this truck as well, including drop hood and flared front fenders that mount using original fender bolts.
Truck in in great shape and has never been raced or jumped and drives like a champ on or off the road. This truck has been designed to be able to drive from your house to the desert and also has a Receiver Hitch welded into the frame(see in photo). Its a 3/4 ton so you can pull just about anything with it, Toyhauler/Dirtbikes/boat/what have you. Also this truck is Fully Street Legal and Smog Exempt... www.cardomain.com/ride/2477178
It is still for sale, price is $5,900 obo, as far as autofab parts it has the hight travel front end from there with 16" of travel and the bed-sides, that it from auto-fab. I have spent over 20k putting the truck together with parts and fab costs, 3k in shocks along, it is currently registered and I just drove in today as a matter of fact, the engine only has 75k on it from factory so it doesn't have hardend valve seats but I added a quart of Z-maxx to the oil, It run great and theres no blow-by and no smoke from the exhaust, looking to get a house is why I'm selling it,If you have anymore questions just ask.
I'm not looking to buy one as I just bought a stock '74 supercab 2wd to build. I thought about buying a "built" truck, but I'm so picky about my fab and how I want things done that I would probably cut 1/2 the tube work off anything I bought and start over anyways. Therefore it's smarter (and cheaper) for me to build from scratch.
I asked price to see where you were at. I may have mis-spoken when I said you were high price wise. Run it at that and see what you can get. For a running, smog exemt truck with a full cage you might get that price.
Here's a couple trucks that would be your competition. Well - if you live in So. Cal. Which reminds me - where are you/the truck located?
I stand corrected, I spent $550 for each 9100, so $1,100 for the rears and $199 for the 7100's up front x4 $799 so thats a total of $1,900, my bad, sorry for the mis info guys...
No problem - it just seemed like a lot for 2.0" shocks.
In all honesty 90% of people couldn't get all the shocks I had listed for my $3k price either.
My 3.0's are normally $1100+ EACH new, but I got the 1st PAIR for $750 (need a rebuild) and the 2nd PAIR for $900 (new/never mounted)