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My 1988 F-350

Had a little extra time to get some pics of my F-350 somewhere other than my house. Id figure these would be the first 'real' pics I've taken of it.

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Looks good! Needs some meatier tires.
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Yeah I know. For some reason I can't bring myself to put much money into this truck except replacing stuff that NEEDs replaced. The tires on it are basically new, they're just stock sized baby tires lol.
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I don't blame you. The size looks fine they're just skinny lol
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I like the 235's...Lol...My truck has 285's, looks good, but holy pricey.
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Looks good for its age. What motor is in that thing?
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I like the 235's...Lol...My truck has 285's, looks good, but holy pricey.
I like the tires a lot more now then I did when I got it. They've grown on me, the size is 'of the era' I guess lol. And yeah new tires ain't cheap at all. I'd spend damn near as much on a new set of tires as I did on the whole truck.

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Looks good for its age. What motor is in that thing?
Its the 351W. 175,000 miles and still runs great.
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Nice truck, but I can't help but wonder why you needed/ wanted a fourth truck.
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Nice truck, but I can't help but wonder why you needed/ wanted a fourth truck.
Because he can?
I would grab an old F350 in that condition in a heart beat!
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Nice truck, but I can't help but wonder why you needed/ wanted a fourth truck.
Well here's the story. There was some people a couple of blocks from my house that had this truck for a few years. Every time I drove by it caught my eye. For some reason it just stood out, the height, the fact that it was 4x4 and straight axle, the condition, and I always had a soft spot for this body style.

Anyway I was driving by one day and it had a for sale sign in the window so I called 'em up (on a Saturday) and when I talked to the man he said they were leaving for Colorado (for good) that Monday and if the truck didn't sell they were taking it with them. So I went over and gave it a good looking at and test drive and bought it on the spot. I knew I'd be kicking myself if I let it go since I'd had my eye on it for so long lol.

So long story short, I didn't need it but I knew I'd hate myself if I didn't get it.
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Makes sense to me. I was just curious.
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Better you have it then someone who would try to "kill" it. Save the old body style!!!
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nice truck! only thing id do is aftermarket wheels, 33x12.50s, and exhaust and call it a day. should eat the mud pretty good
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Thanks man. I want some larger tires, wheels, and a front add a leaf. I'd also like to get some tint and replace the bench seat with something a bit more comfy. I don't think I'll be mudding in this truck though, I have another vehicle for that kind of stuff.
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You should find an older Four Wheel Camper in good condition to throw on that thing.
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You should find an older Four Wheel Camper in good condition to throw on that thing.
x2! Thats the perfect rig for it. Man that would be a blast to take that thing out in the desert for a weekend.
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Do want!
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A camper would be pretty sweet huh. Hardly ever see those around here anymore.
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Get some factory alum wheels and 285's
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If I could find some of those wheels cheap I'd do it for sure.
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You know 285s would look great, but I agree that there is something cool about sticking with wheels and tires from that era. Call me crazy...
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285's as on my truck...don't mind the bumper, got that fixed.

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The truck is looking good. I too have always had a soft spot for that body style.

The 351W is a great engine. I have 145k on my Bronco, and it is still strong.
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The truck is looking good. I too have always had a soft spot for that body style.

The 351W is a great engine. I have 145k on my Bronco, and it is still strong.
Thanks man. The truck is starting to show signs of oil pressure problems. I'm gonna throw a high volume oil pump in sometime and hopefully it'll be good to go for lots more miles. I know that ain't gonna be a fun job though lol.
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If you're going to put a pump in, you might as well check the rod and main bearings while your at it.
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