: Help needed asap!
08-29-2002, 07:42 PM
i just got a ford f150 (89) 4x4 and it was sold as is i knew a few things were wrong but that was it on the way home the power stearin went and oil everywhere when i was looking for the leak i saw that the frame is broke *how do you fix a frame ( it mounts the stearing box) so it will hold it has 32 inch tires on it any help or * whats a good ford fourm??
thank you soo much
08-29-2002, 08:07 PM
Don't worry as fords are every where man. They are faairly cheap to fix also if you do it yourself. junk yard stuff is great.
08-29-2002, 08:37 PM
well does anyone know how to fix it??!! im dyin here i just wanna drive it * http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif
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08-29-2002, 08:38 PM
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08-29-2002, 08:46 PM
Find a good Welder http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif
08-29-2002, 08:47 PM
yeah i knwo i didnet buy it and my dada got it at a auction and he did bid ona a chevy * its my first truck i just want it to work my dad is pretty bumbed cuz he thought he did so good then get saw it was broke http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif this just ruins the day but the truck does already have a *AC sticker on the windsheild!
08-29-2002, 09:25 PM
Holy crap. *Dont worry about it. *Minor.
Just go into any local mechanic with a welder (all of them.) And he will get you back on the road. *Most people love to weld.
And parts for that truck are dirt cheap and easy to find so dont sweat it. *
Theres so many things you can do, Bolt it, weld it, replace a frame member if its an option, etc. *
Im sure it wont cost that much either.
I suggest finding a old school mechanic like a guy in the county for this. *City ford dealers will tell you crap and recommend stuff and parts that dont need to be done. *A country guy will fire up the arc or mig and get you on the road. *And its the fixes like this which are usally the last to go.
This crap happens everytime i start up my camaro (somthing brakes.) *Everything can be fixed.
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08-29-2002, 09:29 PM
don`t get to bummed , if it aint new you`re bound to have to fix some stuff. I would find a good welder in you`re area.you did not say what let go to cause the leak but prob a hose.fix the leak and clean it up good or they will not be happy(the welder) If it was me I would also be sure all the bolts come out easy, cause if they need to remove or just move the box to doo a good job the less work they have to doo = less$$ good luck jeff in nh
08-29-2002, 10:27 PM
Dam man, Arctic Cat and a Ford! You better become a mechanic! http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif *Oh don't get riled now guys as I fixed my cat all the time and didn't care till the stator went, BIG $$$$
I know that the old Chev body style (up to '87) had the same problem and there was a kit available to reinfoce the frame. Maybe try going to a couple 4X4 sites and ask around if a kit is avaiable for a Phord. *Good luck Danny!
08-30-2002, 07:27 AM
here i was all excited because my brother was gonna be comming home this weekend from collage and i would have somthing to show off and now is a POS i just hope every thing works out for the best if not i guess ill have to lose this truck too this would be the second one in a week !!! http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/nervous.gif
08-30-2002, 08:09 AM
If everyone thru away there ford after the frame broke, there would be maybe 2, 3 tops on the road today. http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
Dont worry it will be running again.
08-30-2002, 12:19 PM
i called the body shop and they told me ( the guy that works there is a good friend) *that it wouldbnet be work fixing $$$$ and that it most likely wont last long because of the spot the it is broke in so i sold it this morning once again i got screwed thats 2 trucks i lost in a week! i took a picture of this one il get it on here when i get a chance so you dont need to post here anymore as i will not be fixing it but lookin got a different truck *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif
08-30-2002, 01:42 PM
If you're gonna keep throwing away money I know a great garbage can you can toss it in...mine!
08-30-2002, 02:42 PM
dont worrie performancex if i decide to throw money ill throw it your way but i have gotten all my money back so far *i took it back to the dealer and had a few choice words with them and they game my my money
08-30-2002, 03:18 PM
It's really cool that you got your money back but I hope that they don't try to sell it to some on e else
03 440 PRO X
08-31-2002, 09:46 PM
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08-31-2002, 09:52 PM
well the polaris thing is not gonna happen but the chevy could but it wont be a 3/4 ton i learned my lesson with them $$$$ for the insure with a 16 year old *because of the power and size they cause lots of damage when i crash:( or i would have a 3/4 ton
09-14-2002, 04:23 PM
well i got the pictures back of what the truck looked like i might as well show you guys..88 ford f150
09-14-2002, 04:25 PM
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09-14-2002, 04:32 PM
and heres the damage (its big sry) but you can see the damage easer *its under the front driver side
i circled the 2 main spots of damage