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Old 10-22-2018, 05:26 PM
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Hi guys,
Im Polish so sorry for my English in advance.
I have opportunity to buy 1989 F150 pickup truck direct from USA. Right now I've received few pictures of this truck and I know from seller that one of the rims are missing.
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Maybe someone knows what is the correct brand and model of missing rim?
Sorry for quality but I have only these ones.

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Old 10-23-2018, 11:13 AM
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Your English is better than many Americans'.

I don't recognize those rims, but the seller should either know, or be able to send you close-up pics.

But that truck is pretty old & rough to spend all the money of transferring it from the US to Poland - why not buy a better one to begin with? I'd recommend '94-96, at the oldest.
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:17 AM
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Agree with Steve 100%... spend a little more money on a newer truck. That looks rough.
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You have both right, but the reason why I'm looking for such an old truck is pretty simple. I would like to register this truck in Poland as a classic car with special plates. That's give me a few profits like insurance discount, lifetime technical inspection(i don't know is that a right word), etc.
I know that I have to put lots of work and money into this project to make this truck great again. First of all I have to count all the extra costs. That's why I'm looking for this rim. It's not the problem to spend the money for four new wheels.
i want to cut all costs wherever I can. Maybe this Ford will be to expensive for me. Will see...
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What age vehicle qualifies as "classic" in Poland? '87-89 are the WORST years for F150s, so you should consider ANYTHING else. In the US, it varies by state; but in some, a 20-year-old vehicle can be registered as an antique. If Poland is 30, I'd much prefer an '86 to an '89.
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Minimum age is 25 years old. But better when the car is 30.
Please correct me, but I think the truck from 86 have carburetor right?
Can you write me what are the main problems with '87-'89 vehicles? Private message is OK to me.

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The 302ci became the 5.0L EFI in '85; the 300ci became the 4.9L EFI in '87; the 351W became the 5.8L EFI in '88.

The list of problems with '87-89 trucks is LOOOOOONG, beginning with: they're butt-ugly, with the flat nose and giant foggy plastic headlights, which aren't made any more; and you can't get aftermarket upgraded replacements, either. The 4WD manual hub locks are weak for '87-88 1/2, and they're expensive to find those rare brake rotors. The firewalls leak under the windshields. The wiring insulation shrinks under the hood, causing everything to short out. The '87-88 4.9L has a blower under the hood that catches fire. All '85-93 have a dangerous alternator (the 2G) that catches fire. The '87-91 ignition module was the subject of a class-action lawsuit because it's so problematic. The transmissions introduced in those years are delicate & problematic. The '87-89 fuel system uses an expensive/rare pump in each tank, another expensive/rare pump on the frame rail, and a very delicate expensive/rare automatic valve between the tanks. The '87-89 RABS system is problematic & not very effective. The front frame crossmember (under the engine) is known to get loose & make noise. The interior layout is poor, and the dash panels shed their fake wood trim. The pre-'93 vacuum cruise control servo is problematic. The pre-'92 tilt steering column is fragile. The original radios are pitiful, and the speakers aren't much better. They lack many features considered standard on modern vehicles, like power mirrors, power seats, an auxilliary 12V socket, electronic rear-view mirror, compass, thermometer... The '87-88 1/2 HVAC control panel is really good, but that's probably the only thing I like about them.

Some of their problems are shown in this album:
https://www.supermotors.net/registry/2742/21196-4
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A massive thanks to you for all. You don't even know how much you helped me. Appreciate for that.
Later I will write what was my decision.

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