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

woody

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Budget friendly tires = used...watch CraigsList and see what comes across...
 

1975 ford f250

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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?
 

1975 ford f250

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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?
 

woody

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from an offroading standpoint, I'd take the Scout anyday...no clue on comparitive value tho.
 

sceep62

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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.
 

woody

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

woody

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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...
 

1975 ford f250

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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.
 

woody

eternal noobie
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the joys of the budget build...

Marvel Mystery Oil is your friend :)
 

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.