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97 f250 7.3 good deal for 1000$?

Looking at a 97 f250 crew cab short box. Guy wants 1000$ for it. Body is pretty rough don't think there is a panel on it without a dent or rust hole. Interior is ok. It's an auto (rebuilt 5,000ago)with 3:55 gears. Got 195,000. Needs new exhaust, drivers side ttb is junk(cracked). Tires are pretty much brand new. Would like some opinions on what everybody thinks it might be worth?
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if it runs and drives for $1000 i would buy it


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If it runs period I would buy it

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Perfect candidate for a Dana 60 swap. You'll pay as much for the axle as for the truck, but it's still a steal.
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Seems more like an entire resto project, but if you decide you don't want it I will give you $1200 tomorrow, make yourself some money lol

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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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I had it pretty much decided to buy, I just needed these few kicks in the ***. Lol there was 2 more 7.3s on craigslist today in MI. One 95 f250 reg cab long box for 1500$, and a 96 f350 crew long box for 2000$ with mint body both needed granny's.
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As in a transmission?

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What is the easiest way to get to and replace exhaust manifold gaskets and all others from manifold to turbo? Also should I rebuild turbo while I'm doing all this exhaust stuff?
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So I take it you got the truck?? Not sure i need to replace my driver side up-pipe gasket. As long as the turbo is in good shape I wouldn't worry about it.


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