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Any 73-79 Owners or Info?

Ive been in the market for one of these for awhile, something bigger and to play with and keep wear and tear off the ranger. Ill be going and looking at it this weekend, just seeing if anyone had some info, tips, hows the price, etc. Thanks

http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/2276065891.html
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perfect for a cummins 5.9 swap...just sayin
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I've seen better for cheaper. I spent 6 months looking for one, the one I finally found at a good price and great body, decent paint was $1450 with a 400 and 4 speed.
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that manual valve body will make you hate life trying to drive it
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I've seen better for cheaper. I spent 6 months looking for one, the one I finally found at a good price and great body, decent paint was $1450 with a 400 and 4 speed.
yeah I think im going to pass on it but im still on the look out. Ive got the money but id like to find a good deal like yours.

IM thinking about this one now, needs some body work and only has a 302? but hes asking 1400 and cash talks and needs it gone because he has 2 other projects and runs and drives. I figure if I got if for 1000 itd be worth it. http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/2271571866.html



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I like that one better than the first, its not all beat up like the first and its a fresh platform, not fixing someone elses mistakes ya know?
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Yeah plus if I can get it for 1000 or so its totally a fair deal I think. Ive never had to deal with this but the truck runs and drives, just isn't registered because he has it and 2 other projects. He has the title and so on, but how would I go about being able to drive it home you know?
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That teal one looks decent. Just drive it home, have someone follow you.
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Will I need to register it once I get it home even if I dont plan on insuring it at first?
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^^ going to have to look up state law
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I usually don't, there isn't much point as it won't be on the road. I know WI has a collector and hobbyist that are priced better then regular plates.
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I'd grab that shortbed if I were you. Not many of them around

I'd keep the 302 for a numbers matching, but if you want to have any fun you'll want to swap something bigger
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I'd grab that shortbed if I were you. Not many of them around

I'd keep the 302 for a numbers matching, but if you want to have any fun you'll want to swap something bigger
Hey man could I swap over a long bed to that truck, just need the new bed? As in will it mount right up to the frame and all that? I just kinda like the look of the long beds better thats all.
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Hey man could I swap over a long bed to that truck, just need the new bed? As in will it mount right up to the frame and all that? I just kinda like the look of the long beds better thats all.
You can't just swap a long bed. The frame lengths are different. Long beds will lose value too.

Honestly if you want a long bed, buy a long bed.

I've seen trucks like that go for a lot more than 1K here. There weren't a lot of 2WD short beds made
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You can't just swap a long bed. The frame lengths are different. Long beds will lose value too.

Honestly if you want a long bed, buy a long bed.

I've seen trucks like that go for a lot more than 1K here. There weren't a lot of 2WD short beds made

here text me if you can. 502 428 1542. n btw thats a 4x4
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in ky. you need to change the title but not resgester it. get it in your name then you can take your time working on it. becarefull getting it home have someone follow you and take it easy. if you get into a accedent it's you're fault no matter what for driving it. if you can towing is the best way! great looking project and a good deal around this area!
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hey if your still looking go to lsn.com they seem to be fair priced and mostly close by. thats where i found the one i'm looking at. but that is a great looking truck for the price if it runs and drives.
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did you get the truck? how does it run? any new pics? good luck
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