"The Ford Superduty line of trucks are some of the best built, longest lasting vehicles u can buy. They have quality drivetrains, parts, well built bodies. I limited my search to 1999-2003 Ford Super Dutys. I purchased a 2001 F250 Crew Cab Short bed and am extremely pleased with it. I was limited by the want of the 7.3 Liter diesel for future of running biodiesel and possibly waste Vegtable oil conversion. Despite some problems out of the box with the newer 6.0L diesel engine, with a couple common modifications is a very strong engine. The 6.4,6.7 engines are great too.
Many parts interchange between 1999 and 2015. The SD pickups are easy to work on and parts are common and plentiful.
Go for it"