Hello fellow Opponauts, I am having a slight crisis. A cousin of mine wants to get rid of a truck for cheaps. It’s a 2001 Ford F-250 4X4 with the 5.4 and an automatic with 150k on it. The bad thing about it is the transmission is bad. I have located used transmissions on the List of Craigs and the Facebooks for $100 to $500. I currently own a 1997 Chevy 1/2 ton 4X4 with 265k on it, a blown brake line, a slowly dying transmission and also the brakes really didn’t work before the line blew. The plan is to fix the broken brake line on the Chevy and use that money to purchase the Ford. I have transmissions that fit the Chevy but would require a lot of work to make either of them work. The Ford is more what I want in a truck. I wound essentially be going from one broken truck to another broken truck with 100k less miles.

Help me OPPO! You’re my only hope!

UPDATE: Thank you everyone who weighed in on this. I think I will just keep the Chevy and go back to the original plan of swapping in the manual transmission I have for it or see what it will take to make the older 4L80E I have work.