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Should I buy 97 crew cab?

Hey guys I am looking to buy a 1997 f-250 crew-cab short box.It has a bran-new automatic transmission with upgraded torque converter with DP tuner, gauges,and cold air intake. He wants $7000 for it but is not firm. It has 169,xxx miles I already have a 96 extended cab 5 speed but i want a daily driver. I just want some opinions before i buy it. Any help would be great thanks.


1996 f-250 5-speed XLT extended cab short bed tinted windows headache rack tool box

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ts performance chip
headache rack- Fab tech
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Got any pics? My first instinct is to go ahead and offer my blessing on this purchase, as you really can't go wrong with an OBS

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I don't have any pics. But i am really happy with my 96 so it cant hurt to have another!


1996 f-250 5-speed XLT extended cab short bed tinted windows headache rack tool box

Mods:
cold air intake
3 inch down pipe 4 inch straight
ts performance chip
headache rack- Fab tech
B&W turnover ball
315x12.5r16 hankook dynapro m/ts
future products:
beans stage 2's
D66 turbo
blow off valve
intercooler
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That seems like a pretty fair price as long as it is clean and not all beat up.

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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 66,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 5" Exhaust. Deleted EBPV. CCV mod. 45 gal. Transferflow Rear Tank. Stock for now. Dana 60 in the works.
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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 150,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 4" Exhaust. Work Truck.

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That truck sounds like a good deal. As long as its not beat up. Nothing better than a nice CCSB OBS.

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The 97 is still one of my favorites. My neighbor has one, its nice. I agree with the others, if its in good condition buy it. :thumbup:

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buy it.

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94.5 F250 Reg Cab 4x4 5 speed 4.10 276000 plus miles

97 F350 Crew Cab LB 4x4 5 speed 3.55 320000 plus miles (parts truck)



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thanks for the help guys i'm gunna buy it. the dents are on the passenger side doors he ran over a little sports car.lol


1996 f-250 5-speed XLT extended cab short bed tinted windows headache rack tool box

Mods:
cold air intake
3 inch down pipe 4 inch straight
ts performance chip
headache rack- Fab tech
B&W turnover ball
315x12.5r16 hankook dynapro m/ts
future products:
beans stage 2's
D66 turbo
blow off valve
intercooler
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buy it, price is good, but as always see how low you can talk him down, i love my ccsb 97

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