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Old 11-01-2010, 09:10 PM
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$1000 Powerstroke?

I've learned a lot of things from this site so far and know a few of you have dealt with things like this, so I would like your advice.

Here's the deal: its a 1995 F250 XLT 4wd, regular cab Powerstroke. The truck has 290k miles and the auto trans. The guy says it runs and he uses it for some odd jobs around his hobby farm. He bought the truck new used it for a few years, then sold it to his father who towed a camper with it for most of the miles. About 3 years ago his dad gave it back to him and he has hardly used it. It has the typical rust around the rear wheel wells and on the front fenders. The real bad stuff is in the front and rear springs. The front springs are resting on the bump stops and the rear has the rearmost spring mounts rusted out completely. The drivers side spring is sticking through the bed floor because of the missing hanger. It is also leaking oil from the rear main and tranny fluid from the cooler line seals.

I figure if I can get it for under $800 it should be worth the investment to fix the major issues and then sell it and make a few bucks. What do you guys all think?

Otherwise, if it isn't worth fixing, I figure I can part it out and scrap the rest and come out ahead as well.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:02 AM
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i doubt you have a rear main leak, its probably the turbo pedistal or hpop seal.

aside from that, what would it be worth to YOU if you fixed all the suspension? the motor and tranny alone should bring you over $1k. also test the compression, if its low id part it out.
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If I fixed everything and paid the full asking price of $1000, I think I could get by with a total of $1600 tied up in it. I can get all of the suspension parts for ~$300 (rear hangers, front springs, and new pivot bushings for the front axle).
Then I think I would be able to get at least $2500 back out of it.
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so the point would be to sell?
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so the point would be to sell?
Correct, as of this moment that is the plan. If I find more things wrong with it that would cost too much to fix, I will just part it out.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:28 AM
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sounds like a deal to me then. its a tossup on how much you would get back out, considering what your time fixing it is worth. other than that if the motor is good id get it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:38 AM
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My time isn't worth anything. Currently I have some free time with the course load that I am taking and I have a few buddies that will gladly help with the project, so I think the longest portion of time will be spent waiting on parts. I'll see more tonight when I go look/purchase it, what it will all require.
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good deal, yeah again, take a good look at that turbo pedistal and the valley for oil. its very very rare to have a rear main leak on a psd.
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I don't think you would get more than $2k for it.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:57 PM
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good deal, yeah again, take a good look at that turbo pedistal and the valley for oil. its very very rare to have a rear main leak on a psd.
That's what my roommate was thinking.

The truck is now sitting in my driveway. The truck runs great and the tranny shifts pretty firm. Now, time to order parts!

Here are a couple pics from my phone when we stopped for food.

My 1996 F350 towing my new project 1995 F250.
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