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tow truck arriving on a towtruck... interesting
i should have bought something like that 10yrs ago.. sort of over playing with junk now.

whats it like rust wise, usually the firewall is a mess on the ones i have seen

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keep thinking about buying one of these but then i keep thinking, if i do that, it'll only encourage me to buy more cars because then i don't have to go through all the crap with trailers, towing, winching etc etc

 

 

mmmmmmm pondering.........

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Always loved f350 banana backs,

Power steering?

 

Except how they turn, steer and drive in general........ right?

:P

 

I put a whole heap of effort into the steering system, on the F250 we've got at work.

Pulled the whole front end right down.

Got a genuine Ford F-series parts manual, and imported a heap of genuine NOS stuff from the USA.

 

(And Gaz reckon'd our one drove pretty decent before.)

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Thought it's about time I shared my new toy.

 

 

78 351 dedicated gas still registered as a class 1 tow truck

 

 

 

 

Here's a question for you -

does it have reverse threads, on the L/H rear wheel studs?

 

Nah mate standard studs :)

 

 

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Ok so basically the truck was advertised for $6,500 and I was the only one to show up and look.

 

I scored it for under $4,000 with the condition that he kept the MSD, gas carb, power steering and bench seat.

 

I have been supplied with the stock elec dizzy, 650 holley, bucket seats and I will be getting a manual steering box if I can't afford to buy back the power steering and yes I know it'll be heavy without power steering.

 

The other end of the deal was that the truck was delivered (100 Kay's from where I bought it) because it's still a manual and I'm not legally allowed to drive it - not to mention it has a fucked uni

 

 

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Ok so basically the truck was advertised for $6,500 and I was the only one to show up and look.

 

I scored it for under $4,000 with the condition that he kept the MSD, gas carb, power steering and bench seat.

 

 

What odd conditions for the seller to impose......... LOL!

I would've negotiated an extra $1k or something, to keep those parts on the truck - if that's what it took.

Especially the bench seat and power steering.

 

From memory, the factory manual F-series of that vintage (5th Gen), came out of the factory with the Canadian 300 iron head six cyl.

Is it a factory six?

 

Many of the Dually and 4x4 F350's, had reverse thread wheel studs on the left hand rear wheel only - to apparently prevent loosening of the driving wheels - as the F-series 8 stud wheels aren't hub-centric. 

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Ok so basically the truck was advertised for $6,500 and I was the only one to show up and look.

 

 

I scored it for under $4,000 with the condition that he kept the MSD, gas carb, power steering and bench seat.

 

 

 

 

 

What odd conditions for the seller to impose......... LOL!

I would've negotiated an extra $1k or something, to keep those parts on the truck - if that's what it took.

Especially the bench seat and power steering.

 

From memory, the factory manual F-series of that vintage (5th Gen), came out of the factory with the Canadian 300 iron head six cyl.

Is it a factory six?

 

Many of the Dually and 4x4 F350's, had reverse thread wheel studs on the left hand rear wheel only - to apparently prevent loosening of the driving wheels - as the F-series 8 stud wheels aren't hub-centric. 

 

I would've loved to but I was pushing shit up hill to get the loan for it anyway. At the time my pension was my only income because I lost my job. Not so fussed about the seat coz cripples like me don't get on well with them. I get in any vehicle with the seat all the way back then move it forward once my legs are in

 

I'm reasonably certain that it's a factory 8 because of the fact that it has the T-18 Toploader in it. The common 4 speed out of the 350's - I wish it had the T-19 I'd make more money from selling it on

 

 

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keep thinking about buying one of these but then i keep thinking, if i do that, it'll only encourage me to buy more cars because then i don't have to go through all the crap with trailers, towing, winching etc etc

 

 

mmmmmmm pondering.........

 

3.8 tonne reversable Thomas whinch that's on a remote coupled with v8 power and old school cool - no harm in that

 

 

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tow truck arriving on a towtruck... interesting

 

i should have bought something like that 10yrs ago.. sort of over playing with junk now.

whats it like rust wise, usually the firewall is a mess on the ones i have seen

 

Fire wall appears ok so far

It's starting to swear around the back corners of the cab

 

 

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Very Nice just like what I want. I've been wanting to buy one for years but they are always to expensive or selling when I haven't got the money.

My Grandfathers old 73-76 F350 was brought by a local panel beaters, BTB smash repairs in Bendigo and was turned into a Beaver tail when he traded it in back in around '89.

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Decent truck mate I work on a few of these for a bloke such clunk and rattlers but they keep on keeping on

I did one a few years back me and a mate did it I put in all the time and bought another truck for the tray and he as it turns out only does shit for money and sold it 5 seconds after I finished it I did not even get the money for the tray back

 :( 

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