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Unread 09-08-2015, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Best way to buy a cheap truck

I've got about $1000 to spend on a vehicle. I want it to be a truck so I'll have the opportunity to make money with it. I know I can't expect much for that kind of money, but I have a garage & some tools. I won't be doing any transmission work or anything like that, but I can replace most parts with the help of a Chilton's manual.

I live in Michigan, & most of the trucks around here that I can afford have pretty serious rust on the underside because of all the road salt. I don't want to be stuck with something major like a frame that's about to rust through. I'm between jobs, I don't know when my next paycheck is coming, & this is my one chance to get out there & get back to work. I need something that will last me as long as that takes, & preferably something that I can sort of restore as I go.

I'd like to get a Ford F150 or a Dodge Ram, just because they're two really popular trucks, & I'd be able to find parts for them pretty easily.

I guess my question is this: I know I'm going to buying a P.O.S. & fixing it up to make it a daily driver, so which bad components should I look for to keep my repair costs down?

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