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My friends and I are planning on buying a medium sized truck chassis w/working engine. We would like to outfit it with paintball gear so that we can use it for that in addition to some off-roading. I don't know much about trucks, but I don't want to spend over $1000 for the basic chassis and engine. That's why I don't mind if it's 30 years old. It just needs to work. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I could find one in Northern Texas or what type/brand/model of truck I should be looking for?

 

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Sounds interesting! :D

 

How big do you want your truck to be ?

Like a Flatbed ?

a Van ?

a 18 Wheeler :P ?

a Jeep ?

 

I live in the UK so I can only find you the type of truck your looking for - not where to get one!

 

Obviously not the 18 wheeler - it would roll if you hit a pot hole :D

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ain't gonna find that down that way.

 

ford F250's are plentiful, cheap, and if you're willing to sacrifice body rust for power plant, will run forever.

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K, thanks. I will keep my eye out for one. We are planning on putting in a "gunner's" chair in the back and 2 side turrets. :)

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well my grandpa is thinking of putting his 1981 ford f150 ranger up for sale (yes it says f150 ranger on the side lol) and it has a straight 6 in it....i think its a 4.8l or 4.9l but anyways...its got like 110k miles on it and has a beefed up heavy duty tranny in it. he probably would let it go for 600-1000. the body is starting to rust adn doesnt have the original bed. but it runs GREAT.

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well my grandpa is thinking of putting his 1981 ford f150 ranger up for sale (yes it says f150 ranger on the side lol) and it has a straight 6 in it....i think its a 4.8l or 4.9l but anyways...its got like 110k miles on it and has a beefed up heavy duty tranny in it. he probably would let it go for 600-1000. the body is starting to rust adn doesnt have the original bed. but it runs GREAT.

 

:blink: The 4.9 is an excellent motor. Great for off-road stuff and reliable to boot. If you decide to get the Ranger, you have my graces.

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an excellent vehicle there. the 300i (4.9L inline six) and the accompanying transmission were designed for tractors... so you KNOW they can pull low and slow for a long time.

 

and the "ranger" badge on the F150's and broncos of that era only had to do with the better trim package.

 

if you can get that thing for $1000 or under take it.

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That looks sweet Systematic, I am just wondering where you are located. I will be getting my driver's license later this year, and we don't really have too much extra money available, but if you had some pictures, I will go over it with my friends.

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