Hey i'm new to the world of wheeling, so i need some advice on a cheap buildup

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  1. woody

    woody eternal noobie Staff Member

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    Budget friendly tires = used...watch CraigsList and see what comes across...
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    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    Well, I've tried every trick in the book to try to get this motor to budge, it's not going anywhere, I was thinking about swapping in a 390 with a 4 speed anyway, opinions?
  3. woody

    woody eternal noobie Staff Member

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    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    I just talked to a guy who may want to trade my truck for a 1976 international scout II, it runs, but the body is in pretty rough shape, do you guys think i should do the trade, or not?
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    woody eternal noobie Staff Member

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    from an offroading standpoint, I'd take the Scout anyday...no clue on comparitive value tho.
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    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    The thing that concerns me is the body's a rusted more than my truck
  8. sceep62

    sceep62 New Member

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    Welcome to the hobby that never ends!! Go for the scout. Running is cheaper than not. Probably a 345 v8 with a 44 front and rear. Can't go wrong there. Saw all the fenders, patch the floors. Crawling going to tear it up anyway.
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    sceep62 New Member

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    Keep center of gravity lower with less lift and more tire clearance with cut fenders. Cheaper too.
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    woody eternal noobie Staff Member

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    Forgot about the D44 axles that many Scouts came with...might even have posi's front and rear too :)
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  12. woody

    woody eternal noobie Staff Member

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    I'd be all over that Scout versus the F250...far more fun on the trails, easier to maneuver, and definitely more unique :)

    Oddly, the multicolor panels just add to it...
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    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    Cool,thanks for the input, I'll go ahead and start negotiating the guy is still worried about my engine
  14. sceep62

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    Deffinatly the scout. I agree with Woody.
  15. raevenzero

    raevenzero 4Runner Addict

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    Do you break that thing loose yet?
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    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    Well, the negotiations didn't go well, the guy wants way too much for the scout. So, instead I'm going to take it into class, so I can tear the motor apart, and see what all it needs to get it running.
  17. woody

    woody eternal noobie Staff Member

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    the joys of the budget build...

    Marvel Mystery Oil is your friend :)
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    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    Yeah, tried that three times, luckily, since its a high school class, labor is free, mostly cuz I'm doing it myself ;)
  19. Mace

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    I'd have kept the F250 over the scout. A 460 is a stupid cheap motor. I bet you could find a running one for a couple hundred bucks..

    keep your eyes open on Craigslist for some tires. Or buy retreads.
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    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    Yeah, I'm going to tear the motor apart, see if its worth rebuilding, if not I'm going to start looking for another one.

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