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Old February 3rd, 2013, 02:59 AM   #1
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Like the title states, I have a 88 f150 I am looking to get rid of. My family bought this truck in like 98 and have pretty much used it around the yard. The house we used the truck at was sold so now it sits in my tiny yard with like 4 other cars that I am trying to fix. We got it off a man trying to clear his fathers estate after he died, and we were told the truck sat for a long time when the pervious owner had it. So after 4 years of it sitting in my yard I decided to fix it to sell it to someone that can actually use it.

The truck.
Odo says less then 100,000 miles, and I believe it. (5 digit odo, so it hasn't rolled over)
5.8 auto 4x4
Regular cab, long bed.
Red, all red, really red.
Nearly no rust. The rad support, a little on the doors, and a little on the cab. FENDERS AND BED ARE RUST FREE. The worse rust is the rad support, cab has extremly little on it. pretty much 2 holes in a door jamb, and a little on the drivers floor the the panels meet.
Meyer plow. I rebuilt the pump about 4 years ago and only used it for one winter since.

What I have replaced...
Complete fuel system with one from a 95 f150 ( got rid of the pump and selecter valve on the frame rail.) I also got rid of the back gas tank.
I also replaced the intake manifold and injectors from the same truck from above.
Did the tranny filter and flush, original fluid was good, just sat for a while so I did it.
New front pads and calipers, front brakes used to stick after a while, now they work great.
replaced the pass. side valve cover, have the drivers side, but the bolts were just loose, so I tightend them and am going to keep a eye on it to see if it still leaks.
factory bed liner still in it.
Did I mention its red?

The truck runs great now that I replaced the injectors, juat have no use for it since I am more of a car person. At this moment I am replacing one front u joint, but stopped due to getting a car to work on that is paying, so as soon as I finish the car the truck gets pulled back in.

the bad (from what I can remember)
The front diff is leaking from the pinion seal, cant really tell how bad it is since all the truck does is sit. (might fix while doing the u joint)
power steering needs some help. I know the pump is going as hit howls, but has been like that for years. also a Line might be leaking, but I haven't put fluid in it and it still works and is full....so yea.
tires are dry rotted, but all hold air and have good tread.
Exhaust......its there but its modified from a car I had, lol.
EGR tube is busted, so I blocked off the egr completly....looking for the parts to fix it.
Blend door cable popped off the switch. I took the box out a few years ago to clean out a mouse nest, and when I tried to mess with it last week, it popped off, so I don't know if it needs to be cleaned out again.

For asking price, I am thinking 2200 with the plow, 1800 w/o the plow. I will post pictures as soon as I can. I just really want to stress how rust free this thing is, yes it has some, but I haven't seen one this old driving around that has less in many years. If you want to call or text me my number is 269-655-7618. If intrested, text me and I can probably text you some crappy pictures (crappy phone).

I am fixing it up slowly as I go, I just already have like 3 money pits that I like more and I don't have to climb on the motor to fix so I am letting the truck go first.

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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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bump for a really good running truck. sound strong, runs strong, and is every bit of clean as described.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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here's a few. more tomorrow.
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Due to my stupidity, I lost the only key I had, so had to replace the key cylinder, which I ended up breaking the cover. I replaced the cylinder, just need to jot up the junk yard for the cover.

I also found out the plow motor is junk from sitting, the magnets cracked. So as soon as I can I am getting another motor for it.

I will try to get pics up of it outside with the plow on, since it still works I have been using it, lol.
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