So, I have been looking around at potentially getting a cheap (<$2500) truck for plowing. For this price range it would have to have the plow already attached the vehicle and wouldn’t be anything fancy (obviously).
I have basically no experience doing any mechanical work but in my mind an older vehicle seems easier to work on than something newer. Is this true?
I’ve come across some older trucks that got my interest because of the price but frankly scared me.
Here are a few of the ones I’ve seen:
1980 F250 351m, 4 spd,132k miles, 4x4 for $1500 (has a lot of rust and mentioned needs carb adjusted and rear brake lines fixed)
1984 Dodge 4x4 for $1800 (not much more information on this one)
So in addition to the question above about self repairs, I’m really just want opinions on if any older truck is a bad idea or if there are particular ones to watch out for. Please don’t just say this is a bad idea, what would you suggest instead if you think it is.