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Back In The Game!! 400 Mile Trip To Buy My New OBS

Trip took WAY TOO LONG.. But was well worth it.. Picked up my new (to me) OBS last night.. (wife was pissed!! guess I should have let her know I was doing it)
1997 F350 CCLB Burgandy & Silver 2-tone.. E4OD just over 300k... PO owned for 11 years, & never towed, abused, or mistreated.. LOTS of records.. & doesn't seem to be very mechanically inclined, as truck was repaired at same shop all 11 years, & for little things I believe most of us could do in a parking lot in the dark..
I will post up pics after I shoot them.. & I will hold back from disclosing the purchase price.. I don't want police nor any of you accusing me of stealing it
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Back In The Game!! 400 Mile Trip To Buy My New OBS-new-truck.jpg


It does have a few small Gremlins.. Rear doors have no power.. I'm assuming the common wiring break.. Will inspect..
Cruise control kicks off when left blinker is used.. But has alot of lights not working, will fix those.. If that doesn't fix it, I will just replace the whole signal assembly
Needs tires badly.. (my best negotiating card that I used)
But really runs & drives better than expected for the mileage & the price I paid..
The owner even filled the tanks, & did a oil change for me before meeting up with me.. $300 bonus!! & synthetic oil change to boot!!
Still has cobra head DP, Hope to have that out of there by the end of the month..
Any thoughts on a tire? I WILL NOT be lifting the truck, nor do I need very aggressive tire anymore.. (been there, done that)
If a glanced in the dark last night, I believe it is running 265/75/16's.. Just need something for light snow (max 4-14") & ice.. Thoughts??

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I have 285 Cooper ATP's on mine and they are excellent in the snow. 55k tread warranty also

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Cruise control kicks off when left blinker is used.. But has alot of lights not working, will fix those.. If that doesn't fix it, I will just replace the whole signal assembly
That's the center stop light burned out. If that's not it, it's more likely something in the brake light circuit (socket, bulb, wiring) than the signal switch.
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Dayum, nice find.
That's the center stop light burned out. If that's not it, it's more likely something in the brake light circuit (socket, bulb, wiring) than the signal switch.
That was the 2nd on my list.. I think almost all rear facing lights are out!!!
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Hope you towed it then, looks and sounds like a sweet buy there, and my rear lights I fixed with the fuse on back side of fuse panel under the dash and a new brake light switch, going to get after the CPs today Kause it is so tough to replace lol

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Hope you towed it then, looks and sounds like a sweet buy there, and my rear lights I fixed with the fuse on back side of fuse panel under the dash and a new brake light switch, going to get after the CPs today Kause it is so tough to replace lol
I'm hoping to fix all my lights with nice new ones that aren't all black!!
I have 7 burned out lights to replace so far between tail,3rd,& interior lights!!
Makes me wonder about the shop truck was serviced at.. all the work they did & never mentioned the burned out lights
Guess good service is getting hard to come by these days
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I gotta few cab lights out on mine, and the 3rd brake light and cargo lamps, but mine was fleet maintained on a farm

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