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thinking about buying a '97 f250... too good to be true?
Alright... long story here. Gonna attempt to compact it. This will be my fourth diesel, and my second powerstoke. I REALLLLLLY wanted another cummins, but I love me some Fords, and am NOT all about throwing away awesome opportunities.
Me and a buddy are driving to the mall. We see this NASTY '97 powerstroke. Looks awesome! We go inside the mall, do our thing, then heading out it's still parked there, idling away. We gawk some more at it. My buddy says "go ask how much he'll take for it". I laugh and say "right!.... wait, should i?". He said yes.
we pulled up to the guy. Asked how much he wanted for the truck. He turned the key off, opened the door, and yelled back "ohhh... $3500?". We talked for a bit. Guy is second owner, and owns his own bulldozing company. The truck is a '97 xlt (I believe), 200k miles, 4x4, with a 6" lift, with 33" BFG tires. It is an extended cab, long bed, with an auto (boo..), but freshly rebuilt. Has new sticks. New alternatory. New batteries. New brake lines. The body has SOME rust on it, nothing my best friends dad cant fix. The frame is MINT. Looks amazing. He started it up, and it started up fast as hell, even with it being about 6*f outside.
$3500!? He says when winter season ends he'll sell it to me. Called him yesterday, he said around easter he will sell it to me. I'm gonna try showing with $2500 cash and picking it up.
Obviously I'm gonna check it over before buying. But anythign in PARTICULAR i should be checking out?
EDIT: Also, how is modability on the OBS trucks? Similar to my '99.5 NBS? IE, some good sticks, intake, exhaust, and custom tunes and it's scooting along pulling anything in it's path?
Last edited by 85_305; 02-08-2011 at 11:23 AM.