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Is it cheaper to buy an F-150 or just build my own?

Old 01-26-16, 07:22 PM
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Is it cheaper to buy an F-150 or just build my own?

All things being equal, would it be cheaper for me to build one F-150 or just buy one from the lot?
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Old 01-26-16, 10:14 PM
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I suggest you build an F-35. Much faster finished product. And simpler, in that it has neither front Nor rear derailleur---and still climbs like a flaming banshee. You will drop all your friends in their F-150s on your next weekend run, guaranteed.
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I suggest you build an F-35.
Oh heavens no. The F-22 is far better all around.
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Old 01-26-16, 11:31 PM
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Building your own P-51 is definitely cheaper:

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OP is not talking about performance; he talking about cost. And that is a good way to approach a subject when funds are limited.

Using that as a basis, I strongly recommend you steal an F-150, rather than buy or build one.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
OP is not talking about performance; he talking about cost. And that is a good way to approach a subject when funds are limited.

Using that as a basis, I strongly recommend you steal an F-150, rather than buy or build one.
And if anyone tries to stop you, blow them away with a missile from the F-22 you built. It all works out.
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Originally Posted by brianmcg123 View Post
All things being equal, would it be cheaper for me to build one F-150 or just buy one from the lot?
It all depends if you can get the frame discounted!

If this is a serious question then bikes and cars are vastly different in complexity apart from both having wheel.

Even a rank beginner like me can pay $100 to buy the tools necessary to assemble a bike and put one together in a weekend given all parts are available. I stopped servicing my car after EFI (electronic fuel injection) came in as the equipment was too expensive to buy.
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If this is a serious question then bikes and cars are vastly different in complexity apart from both having wheel.
No, it wasn't a serious question, it's a parody of the now 3+ page thread that started with that question concerning bikes.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
I strongly recommend you steal an F-150, rather than buy or build one.
Steal is reel!

(especially if you make your breaks and peddles out of it)
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Well, there is the union guy making a huge salary to tighten a screw that drives the cost up.... oops, went political on a joke thread.
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Definitely an F-35 if you lean toward 11 speed electronic shifting and carbon frames.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Steal is reel!
Ha. You know these F-150s are made from al-loo-minny-um these days, don'cha?
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Building a Ranger would be a lot cheaper and 99% of F-150 owners don't really need the extra size and weight of a full size truck.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Ha. You know these F-150s are made from al-loo-minny-um these days, don'cha?
I did not know that! No wonder they have such a harsh buzz! The old trucks had such a warm hum...
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Id rather have an F40...
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I did not know that! No wonder they have such a harsh buzz! The old trucks had such a warm hum...
If it's a concern for you, you can always try going up one tire size for cushier ride.

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It is cheaper to build if you keep an eye on ebay and wait until you can get all the parts NOS for 80% off retail. You have to be patient but I did it and my FISO only cost $22,000 CDN. I had to pay a bit more on top of that to have it assembled, and it doesn't really run properly or look very good, but I think it was a good learning experience. Would recommend!!!!
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Good point. My bike is a Surly, so I like that Fatties Fit Fine. (And that's not just talking about me)
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I ordered an F-149 from TrucksDirect.com and it sucks. I suggest going to your LTS.
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