whoohoo!!

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Jim East Tn, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. Jim East Tn

    Jim East Tn Well-Known Member

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    After being truck-less for almost 3 years--I have found the vehicle deal of my lifetime.

    A friend of mine's Father recently died, and among his estate was an old pick-up truck with a camper bed on the back. Apparently, he drove it to different parks, parked it, and basically lived in it, and did not break camp with it.

    It is a 1990 Ford F250---with only 24,400 miles--yes, that is NOT 124,400, but 24,400 :dance: :D

    I had my mechanic take a look at it, and he could not believe how clean it was-no wear on the clutch or brake pads, vinyl seat floor immaculate, headliner perfect, non-smoker's vehicle, etc, etc, etc. There is a little body damage where the camper was bolted down, but that is it!

    $1750.00 WhooHoooooo!

    Then to make it even better, my Boss bought it and gave it to me as a company vehicle :D :dance:
     
  2. romancemelisa

    romancemelisa Well-Known Member

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    congatulations, we went 3months with out one, i just don't know how we did without for that long.
     

  3. mightybooboo

    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    Good for you Jim!
    BooBoo
     
  4. Chas in Me

    Chas in Me Well-Known Member

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  5. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    WOW! That is great!
     
  6. Wingdo

    Wingdo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Way to go Jim!!!

    Now... since you have all this "extra" money, I have a 1989 Bronco that I've sunk $1500 in for $950.00! I'll even put lettuce and cheese on it and call it "delux" for you if you'd like!

    Very happy for you my dear friend! Tell the family I said Howdy.

    Wingdo
     
  7. deberosa

    deberosa SW Virginia Gourd Farmer!

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    In 1992 I got a 1979 Ford F150 with 16 K miles on it. It was great, except... Be careful of parts that degrade just by sitting around. I had to replace the master cylinder right away - the seals had dried and cracked. I also had to replace the Radiator - after trying many other things - the truck would overheat all the time because the radiator had filled with rust and sludge so there really wasn't much liquid in it anymore...

    Other than that it was a great truck, except for all the California junk it had in the engine, but that wasn't the truck's fault. ;-)