2002 F-550 is Rebuilt Inside and Out for the Long Haul
Ford F-550 is the perfect used truck for anyone looking to start a cross-country towing business.
If you have ever watched the television show “Shipping Wars” and daydreamed of making your living hauling-for-hire on the open road, this 2002 Ford F-550 from the FTE Marketplace could be the key to making that dream a reality. This truck has over a quarter-million miles on the odometer, but all of the key components have been recently replaced and, in most cases, upgraded for better performance and improved longevity.
When “bfife” first posted his 2002 Ford F-550 for sale, he provided the following information.
2002 F550 4×4 Crew Cab price $20,000.
256,000 miles on OD
Power steering, power brakes, power windows, power door locks, A/C, Cruise control, AM/FM CD cassette
vinyl floor, vinyl rear seat
National air ride seats
BD diesel exhaust brake
new transmission w/upgrades by Mid West trans @ 210,000
new brakes, wheel bearings, axle bearings and differential and SouthBend Dual Disc clutch at same time
6 new Michelin tires @ 215,000
New engine @228,000. Engine precision built by Pat @ Moffett & Bratten Boise Idaho. Complete blueprint, balance, ceramic and teflon coated pistons, etc. More detail upon request. over $12K invested.
I built this truck with the intention of keeping it forever. but life changes. I have no doubt it will give its new owner years of trouble free service. Please PM for more details.
Located in Rupert Idaho.
He also included the one picture shown here and in it, the F-550 looks pretty sharp, although it certainly isn’t the best picture.
At first, some prospective buyers might be turned off by the idea of buying a work truck for $20,000 when it has 256,000 miles, but there are two key points. The original engine was replaced at 228,000 miles with a fresh unit built by a Moffitt and Bratton Racing Engines. The transmission was replaced at 210,000 miles with an upgraded unit, including a stronger clutch, as were all of the key driveline bearings and the braking system. In other words, while the truck has 256,000 miles on the odometer, the engine has less than 30,000 miles on it and the rest of the key moving parts in the drivetrain have less than 50,000 miles on them.
Also, to make this truck more comfortable to a long hauling job, the seller has added air ride seats, similar to those found in big rigs, along with an engine brake that helps control the weight of the combo. Really, it just needs a good sound system and this F-550 would make a perfect vehicle to begin a cross-country hauling service, although we aren’t sure if the television show is looking for more people to feature.