So over the past couple days ive been looking into an 83 f250. it is a 4x4 regular cab long bed with a 7.5 liter gas (460 ci) engine. oooh the baddassness. but it doesnt run. anyway, i posted a thread a little while ago about towing the beast, but i finally got a hold of the owner and i found out some stuff.
he said that the truck has been in his family since new and has been used only for camping trips, and has sat idle for long stretches of time in between trips. he said that theres rust on the hood, but hes not a car guy, so im thinking theres probably rust other places, he just doesnt know where else to look or he didnt want to, haha. BUT ANYWAY, he said that everything is there, dash, tranny, the tires are in decent shape, all the parts are together.
uh... the engine's not running and i asked if he any idea why he said it doenst turn over but a while ago when it was taken into a shop they just sprayed some "carburetor spray" on the carb and up it went... i talked to a couple car people and they said "maybe the guy forgot to check the battery" or it may just have no gas, or really really old rotten gas in it.
so... the truck is listed as "600 but negotiable." im gonna go see it on sunday when we're both free and he comes back from outta town. any input you guys have is welcome as usual. my dad used to have a 83 f350 with the same engine, but we sold it years ago to put a down on my ranger, and ive been wanting a similar truck ever since then. that and my family doesnt think im gonna go through with the restoration and all that, so im like 95% positive im gonna get it and spite them w/ its badassery. No pics of it, sorry =(
something else to consider is that classic car customization and restoration is ultimately what i want to do with my future. i can't think of anything else that i would rather be doing. It's like art to me, but art that i can drive and show off.
so whaddaya think?
Thanks for your time, effort, and input guys!