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Bought an '88 F350

Here's my latest Ranger hauler, 88 F350 4x4 with the 351. Manual tranny and transfer case. Kingpin D60 upfront FTW! Thing runs great and actually rides pretty nice. Sorry for the cell pic, just picked it up earlier and didn't have much time for pics. I'll get more pics tomorrow with my real camera if I haveta.


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Wow. F-350's have changed so much!!!
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Aww man I love that body style... Looks pretty clean from the pic. How much did you pick that beast up for?
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Nice. What's the plans for this one?
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Nice! Let me know if you ever decide to sell it.
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nice pic-up Ryan
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Aww man I love that body style... Looks pretty clean from the pic. How much did you pick that beast up for?
$2300. Its very clean, the body is straight except for the dent in the front bumper and theres also a dent in the tailgate. Other than that no dents or dings.

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Nice. What's the plans for this one?
Take the mud flaps and running boards off and then just general maintenance.

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Will do lol.
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at least put some bigger meats and nicer wheels on it! lol
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Love that body style, get more pics up!
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that axle would look good under the ranger
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When I was a kId, My dad had an 88 F-250 Custom, exactly like that (But a 250 with TTB) with a 351 and a 4 Speed. That is what we used to haul our Horse trailer to Field Trials for our sporting dogs. We called it Old Whitey LOL. I loved that truck but man was it beat by the time we got rid of it. My Dad replaced it with a 1991 F-350 Crew cab XLT in about '93 or 94. Man what a relief not to have to drive 8 hours on that old Vinyl bench (or in later years the saddle blanket cover) in Old Whitey.

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Wow. F-350's have changed so much!!!
I gotta say, after driving this and then hopping into my F150 the comfort has come a loooooooooong way.

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that axle would look good under the ranger
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When I was a kId, My dad had an 88 F-250 Custom, exactly like that (But a 250 with TTB) with a 351 and a 4 Speed. That is what we used to haul our Horse trailer to Field Trials for our sporting dogs. We called it Old Whitey LOL. I loved that truck but man was it beat by the time we got rid of it. My Dad replaced it with a 1991 F-350 Crew cab XLT in about '93 or 94. Man what a relief not to have to drive 8 hours on that old Vinyl bench (or in later years the saddle blanket cover) in Old Whitey.

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Gotta love the saddle blanket bench seat cover! lol.
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I assume your wife drives an F150 too? Why not haul with the 150? My truck hauled the ranger fine.
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^^ its an excuse for another toy haha
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I assume your wife drives an F150 too? Why not haul with the 150? My truck hauled the ranger fine.
Yes my wife's F150 is the 2003 regular cab 4x2 sport with the 4.2

Honestly I probably will tow the ranger with the F150, but I really like the older fords and my wife has soft spot for them too, otherwise I wouldn't have been allowed to buy it lol.

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sick! All I expect is some bigger tires, black steelies.. (maybe some cragars) and of course and repaint the front grill and bumper BLACK! Oh.. and de-fog those headlights or get new ones!
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Honestly I probably will tow the ranger with the F150, but I really like the older fords and my wife has soft spot for them too, otherwise I wouldn't have been allowed to buy it lol.


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Nice ride! Looks so clean around here you cant find anything like that, not that nice.

bet it gets great MPG. haha
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Thanks man, here's a couple of better pics I took the other day.

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That truck has so much potential.
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Keep us up to date on this, theres just something I love about the gen eights.
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wow...put cab lights on it and some "of the era" looking 235/85-16s on it like terra troopers or something and leave it alone...its perfect un modified!
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Level it out, put some 33's on it and call it good with some cab lights! That's a sick old truck!
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Cummins swap!!
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needs some 92-96 f-250 xlt mirrors lol
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