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Old 08-18-2006, 11:49 AM
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4x4 under $1000?

I've read these board for a while and have learned a lot; thanks for the great advice. Here is my situation: My daily driver is a 91' f150 lariat with the 302. I'm very happy with this truck except that it is 2wd so I can't take it through the Jersey pinelands and it is awful in the snow.

I'm thinking of looking for a 1980-1986 4x4 with the inline 6. I would like to spend under a $1000. It would not be a daily driver. I would use it in the snow and for fishing, canoeing, and exploring the pinelands.

I have learned a lot from my current f150 and I would have a mechanic friend look a truck over before a buy it. What do you guys think? Am I likely to end up dumping thousands into an old truck or is it likely that I could find an old truck that will not need tons of work? Thanks...
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:11 PM
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There are plenty of these trucks still running around,some in pretty good shape.It shoundn't be to hard to find a decent one for around that price. I bought my 84 f350 crewcab 4x4 for $1100.00 off ebay. Just dont be set in stone on equipment or let looks keep you from buying a mechanicaly sound truck.
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Yeah it shouldnt be too hard to find one it depends on where you live and how good condition the trucks in your area are.. for example is a lot of rust common in your area? good luck on your search
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