1989 F-superduty 4x4 Flatbed No Reserve on 2040-cars
is pretty clean for its vintage but there are a few dings plus rust coming mostly at the door bottoms and mirror attachments and the rockerpanels have been patch welded
Adel, Iowa, United States
This is my Ford Superduty 4x4. It has a new 7.3L diesel crate motor (10K on it) with an ATS turbocharger, intercooler, and pyrometer. The transmission is a 5 speed manual with PTO pump and rear outlets with an in cab control box. The transfercase was replaced recently. The clutch was replaced with a kevelar clutch with the new engine and the 4 wheel disc brakes are all newish. The tires are solid but not new (I'd say around 25%). The flatbed was shop made and solid as a rock and has a gooseneck and rear hitch with a brake controller. The exterior is pretty clean for its vintage but there are a few dings plus rust coming mostly at the door bottoms and mirror attachments and the rockerpanels have been patch welded. The underbody is in excellent condition for its age with little rust, it is as clean as I've seen on a truck this old. The exhaust is 4" and new. The interior is in decent shape with power windows and locks. Overall just a solid workhorse. Will handle more weight than my newer 450's, its basically just an old, reliable tank. Not fancy but pretty sharp and definitely unique. Call Josh at 515-291-7420 with any questions. I will try to answer emails but I'm better about answering a phone.
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:30:00 EST
As predicted, Ford has reported that its first quarter of 2013 was a resounding success overall, with a pretax profit of $2.1 billion ($0.41 per share), and a net income of $1.6 billion ($0.40 per share). In fact, Ford made a pretax profit of some $2.4 billion in its home North American market, with that total number being pulled down by losses in South America and Europe. That gaudy North American profit is the strongest result by the automaker since 2000.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:31:00 EST
Ford's companywide profit for Q1 was down $147 million from one year ago, while the net income number marked an increase of $215 million year over year. Overall, this is Ford's 15th-consecutive profitable quarter.
The bad news from the European market was even worst in Q1 2013 than it was last year. Pretax losses of $462 million - on revenue of $6.7 billion - represented a year-over-year change of -$313 million. In South American, the company reported a loss of $218 million, down from a slim profit of $54 million in Q1 2012. The news was better for Ford Asia Pacific Africa, where a $6 million pretax profit in 2013 showed a year-over-year gain of some $101 million when compared to losses in 2012. Scroll down to read Ford's full press release.
Not only have we been told that the 2015 Ford F-150 is tougher, more durable and up to 700 pounds lighter than the current truck, Ford COO Mark Fields said it's also "CAFE-positive." That means, for the first time in the history of corporate average fuel economy standards, the F-150 would be a positive contributor on Ford's CAFE balance sheet instead of being a vehicle it needs to counterbalance with frugal offerings.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:37:00 EST
Fields' comments made at the Detroit Auto Show were among quotes from other Ford execs that confirmed the carmaker will be using aluminum for more of its vehicles. CEO Alan Mulally said it would "proliferate across our lineup," with speculation being that we'll see it applied to crossover and sport utility models first, since they'll benefit the most. Even gaining the massive scale of using aluminum on the world's best selling vehicle for its first effort - on average, the company sells two times as many F-150s in a single day as Land Rover sells of its aluminum Range Rover in a month - Ford will be looking to further spread the cost of its five-year development investment in aluminum technology. And that should mean better handling and fuel economy for those of us who don't need to wear hardhats at the office.
Building a car out of aluminum has a number of benefits - the lighter weight allows the vehicle to be more agile, more fuel efficient, make better use of its power and be more resistant to dings and dents. The downside to the advanced construction, though, is that repairs are both challenging and expensive. That's troubling for the new, aluminum-bodied Ford F-150, because it's kind of made a name for itself as a rugged, durable work vehicle.
How will the legions of Ford buyers cope when it comes time to insure and repair their new trucks? Well, according to Ford, it's expecting a ten-percent jump in insurance costs for the aluminum-bodied F-150, although Ford's truck marketing manager, Doug Scott, was quick to point out that the F-150 is generally cheaper to insure than its competition from Ram and General Motors. "At the end of the day, that's sort of a wash," Scott told Automotive News at last week's Detroit Auto Show. "We've spent a lot of time and feel very comfortable that that's not going to be an inhibitor."
The other issue facing Ford is the distinct lack of body shops that have the training or equipment to repair aluminum-bodied vehicles. AN cites an estimate from the Automotive Service Association claiming that of the 30,000 independent body shops in the US, less than 10 percent are able to work on aluminum.