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Location: Clintonville, WI
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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.
1996 F350 Crew Cab Long Box
7.3L Powerstroke, E4OD Auto
Banks Intercooler, Banks Quick-Spool Turbo, NAPA 6637 Air Filter, 4" Diamond Eye SS Turbo back exhaust
Bumper Dude Front and Rear replacement Bumpers
Future Mods: PHP FU chip, Gauges