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Old 01-18-2012, 11:48 AM
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Greeting to all New Member!

Hello all,
I just signed up the PS.org community but am no newcomer to forums so I will try to behave

I have owned 3 previous PSD's
1-1996 F350 CCLB SRW
2-1999 F350 CCLB DRW
3-2003 F350 CCLB SRW (6.0)

Loved each of them in their own way..
Traded the 96 for the DRW... Traded that for an 06 CTD.. Which got traded for the 03.. which eventually turned into a 2010 6.7CTD..

Now I am without a diesel truck altogether & back in the market..
I have kicked myself since the day I rid myself of the 96
So that is what I am searching for..
These 2 are on my radar
1997 Ford F-350 XLT Crew Cab 4X4
1997 FORD F350 CREW CAB 4X4 7.3 POWERSTROKE TURBO DIESEL EXTRA CLEAN!!
With the white one as the leader in the clubhouse for now..
Look & leave comments if you like.. Mostly just wanted to pop in & say Hi to the community!
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:57 AM
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Glad to have you - to the ORG!!

Both trucks look good, but dang that white one is definitely an eye catcher!!

Let us know which one you go with.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:28 PM
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both trucks are extremely clean, the 2nd one being dealer detailed makes it a lil cleaner tho, but the first one being a private owner would probably know a little more about the vehicle history than the dealer would know, but i would trade my current truck for that first one, looks like elmo's and my f150 as well.

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Old 01-18-2012, 03:11 PM
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both trucks are extremely clean, the 2nd one being dealer detailed makes it a lil cleaner tho, but the first one being a private owner would probably know a little more about the vehicle history than the dealer would know, but i would trade my current truck for that first one, looks like elmo's and my f150 as well.

welcome to the org btw
I talked to the owner of the Red truck today in great length..
Truck has been owned by him since around 2000.. Extensive service history.. along with a little bit of recent work..
But a few things bother me about that one..
1-In the over 10 years of ownership.. No tranny rebuild.. Has been towing a horse trailer with goosneck.. As mentioned has Banks Transcommand.. but owner took in every other year for FULL tranny flush & service..
at 200k should I be worried about that...? Owner is retired & Bought 2012 F350to replace the truck..
2-there really has been NO major repairs at all.. just basic upkeep.. I know these are great trucks & maybe he has been lucky.. But I would hate to buy, then have all go at once...
3-GODAWFUL RED CLOTH INTERIOR!!
(I was praying for grey.. otherwise I'd probably already own this one)

I do like having the history on the truck & it seems that it has seen very light duty by someone who took good care of it..
He also mentioned that he had no luck with NAPA parts.. So EVERY PART that has gone into the truck in the last 6+ years has been OEM Ford ONLY!!

Pretty sure the Red truck is the one for me..
I like the white one alot.. but red is much closer & I think I can get it for a little cheaper...
I will slowly convert the red interior to grey as well..
I did it for a friend years ago who wanted grey rather than blue..
Not too hard to find the parts..
Door panels are everywhere around here..
Order carpet.. Have seats reupholstered... & I will do the headliner myself..
Red dash is ok with me..
Owner & I are getting dumped on by snow right now..
We are going to talk towards the end of next week when storm should have melted off by then (we are about 3 hours apart)

Also doesn't sound like the money is what is important.. I think he just wants the truck to go to a good home..
And the next diesel I buy will be here to stay for a LONG TIME..
So hopefully I can get a bargain..
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:04 PM
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if he has had it that long, and actually done every bit of the minor upkeep stuff, your prolly not gonna have a problem unless you dont keep up with minor maintenence, and i could take some of that red interior off you, my f150 has that same porno red in it too, and i always wanted a crew cab diesel version of the same truck, but had to settle for the steal i got this one for. def not gonna complain 1 bit tho, i got mine from the original owner, and absolutely zero things on this truck were changed from the factory (285k) been everywhere, and the day i bought it i drove from cali to ga and back, only thing ive done is oil change and tranny flush, mine had been setting for 2 years and moved less than 2 miles in that time before i picked it up. but even if it may have a little dirt on it, that extensive history report is well worth the asking price
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:14 PM
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welcome to the .org both look good but i also hate the red interior
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:22 PM
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Welcome to the org.
Judging by the CL ad's I'm guessing you're from Washington State. Good to see another local guy.
Check out this ad before you buy anything. It's got less miles and cheaper than either of those trucks. I've seen the ad up for a couple months, so the guy is probably primed to negotiate.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:26 PM
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I'm hoping maybe it will grow on me a little.. But still pretty sure I will slowly acquire pieces to do the swap..
Want to make sure I have all parts to everything at once..
& all records I was assured are available if needed..
The Service Mgr. at the dealership he takes the truck to is willing to scan & email all records still in their system..
Having the history on the truck means alot to me.. Bonus that truck was owned by an "older" couple who did not hotrod the truck, but use it as it was intended with light occasional pulling..
Pretty sure I will grab the red one unless someone beats me to it.. but weather is the only thing holding up any deal right now..
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:48 PM
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Welcome to the org.
Judging by the CL ad's I'm guessing you're from Washington State. Good to see another local guy.
Check out this ad before you buy anything. It's got less miles and cheaper than either of those trucks. I've seen the ad up for a couple months, so the guy is probably primed to negotiate.
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Just sent a text to the # on the ad..
I had seen that listing.. For some reason never responded to him..
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:50 PM
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hopethere is no rust tho, but hell all three of those seem like great trucks, looks really clean, mine was dirty as hell compared to those, but at the price i could buy a whole new interior anyway
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