My current 2 trucks are 2009 f150 4wd, ext cab which is my personal truck that I do not use for work and really dont want to start now.
My current work truck is a 2001 f150 4wd, 4door (supercrew)
My work truck is paid for and is starting to need some work done to it. Nothing serious but its time to throw a few bucks into her if I am going to keep it.
Being a big fan of older square body trucks, I was thinking I might restore an older one for work instead of redoing my 2001.
2 of my favorite trucks I have had in the past was a 87' chevy 3/4 ton and a 96 f250
Both of these trucks were unbelievably tough trucks. And I thought if I was to build a truck from ground up either would be a great canidate.
I got this idea the other day after seeing a truck my buddy just finished building. mid 80's 1/2 ton chevy. lifted with 33" tires, a cowl hood, rebuilt trans and rebuilt 350 small block. Nothing crazy for power but still a very nice tough looking truck
These older chevy's are tough but also cheap to rebuild, fix and maintain. If I were to build one I would order a crate 350, there cheap enough at around 2500.
If i was to build the ford I would have to decide on the 300-6 or the 351 windsor. Both great. The 300-6's are just about bullet proof with a great track record.
And of course the other option is to throw some bucks at my 2001, doing this would be around 4k to get it where I want it to be.