..............I'd wait and look for a 94 through 98 ! Ford added turbo charging at the end of the 94 model year , tremendous increase in performance ! And , starting in 1999 , they added disc brakes to the rear axle and several other improvements , including a 6 speed manual trany with OD . , fordyWhat would you give for one? What problems would you look for?
There is an 8-12 mth wait for the transmission! A national back order! Gah! I feel like a 4 yo throwing a fit. We just rebuilt everything! Now this. I swear I'm going to throw myself on the floor. We have between the purchase if the truck and repairs close to 9000.Jasper transmissions are worthy replacements. I just sold my 20-year old pickup, and Hubby's has 425,000 on his. We do old. And make them last.
A Jasper, installed, with a 3-year warranty is only $2500! In the scheme of the F-Series, it is not an issue. If you can get a solid body and solid engine.
There is an 8-12 mth wait for the transmission! A national back order! Gah! I feel like a 4 yo throwing a fit. We just rebuilt everything! Now this. I swear I'm going to throw myself on the floor. We have between the purchase if the truck and repairs close to 9000.
I don't see lots of Fords for sale. Gasoline is the reason I'm considering a diesel and want an older one. The newer ones seem to be more reliant on the system.our 95 f350and 96 f250crewcabs are great but we don't put many miles on them. the seats are awful as the air bladder won't hold air anymore. both trucks will shell out the bearings on the vacuum pump often. no major problems and we have an awesome mechanic. max speed is 85 and they don't turn like modern trucks. we will never have to buy another truck. I expect to have our kids fight for them after our death.
Thanks, I am very aware that options make a difference in price/value. I am not really looking for a quote.Too hard to offer a price guesstimate w/out photos or more information. Like... crew cab, super cab, mileage, condition, was it wrecked/salvage, etc.
In decent shape, with some rust around the fenders, door panels, I'd probably offer 2500-3000.
I would count myself extremely lucky to find a manual.I like the older ones. Not as much power, but better fuel mileage. Unless your pulling a 40' stock trailer you will have all you need. The 3/4 ton will be dragging on the ground before you run out of power. If you can see how it starts when cold. Glow plugs on those went bad fast.
It is best to have manual tranny as the engine makes to much torque for the automatic. That's why everyone is talking about. If its auto either the tranny is bad or it will be.
This truck could be worth $2000-10000 depending on condition miles and so on.
I would be happy to help but need more info