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Old July 22nd, 2012, 10:00 AM
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Hi. I'm new. First post. In 2010 I traveled overland to South Africa in a Landcruiser 80 (1996). Now I want to travel overland to South America from the US in a Ford. I'm looking for the perfect Ford truck 4X4.
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Welcome to the site from North Georgia

sounds like a fun adventure

I would first do research as to whats avaliable down there in case of a break down, sorta like would Ford be the best bet
I can remember that in Africa the Toyota has ruled since the 60's possibly before

something with good gas mileage, 4X4, and narrow with good mud tires, would be the ticket

there are a couple of members form South America

Start a new Thread in the Regional section at the bottom of the forum page
use a snappy title to catch attention

also go back and check the New Member intros to find the South American members
the newest is vmazzoni - http://www.fordtruckclub.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=7125
may want to send him a PM
but it would be nice to share what he has to say in the new thread you start


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Welcome to FTC. Looks like your in for an awesome journey! Landcruisers are exceptional when tackling something like this. IMO the 80- 96 will be probably your best bet as far as Fords are concerned.
1. They're plentiful and could be had at a decent price
2. They're not so old that finding parts, if needed, wont be difficult
3. Anything newer in a 1/2 ton has IFS and IMO isn't as durable as a TTB front suspension. A 3/4 or 1 ton would be optimal despite added fuel costs equipped with the solid axle up front.
4. The pre Triton engines, 300 I6/ 302/ 351/ 460, will probably react better/ not be affected as much by inferior fuels you may encounter.
i could add more but these are the main points for my opinion. I wish you luck on this trip and hope that maybe you might keep us updated during it's progression.
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You actually may be better off looking for a diesel.

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You actually may be better off looking for a diesel.
very true.



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