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Old 06-22-2013, 10:52 AM
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What would you do? Fix the dents or sell and look again?

I recently found a 1996 F250 XLT 4x4 Club Cab. It's got 280,000 and has a rebuilt transmission. It's has absolutely no rust and has been a Southwest truck all it's life. I paid $7500 for it and have put new off road tires on it. The interior is in great shape. I found it on the side of the road with a sign on it.

Then my sons drove it.....

Two separate accidents, both affected the same side. My oldest son took a right hand turn and rubbed a jagged guardrail and then my youngest son dropped his bottle of coke on the floor and bent down to get it and veered right and hit a sign, scraping the front panel and door to the middle. Both Carr steps were ripped off.

Damage estimate from a body shop is $4,700. I've got a neighbor who restores cars and is very good. He said he'd do it for half. I have the cash.

So, do I pay the $2,350 and call it good or....

Should I sell it and take a small hit in the price and then look for one with lower miles and let someone else sink their money into it.

As a side note OBS F250 XLT 4x4 Club Cabs are scarce around here. I would be willing to fly a short distance if I could find another rust free specimen.

Any opinions would be very much appreciated.

I attached a pic but there are a couple more in my album. I couldn't figure how to attach those.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:55 AM
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I'd make the kids pay to get it fixed
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I'd make the kids pay to get it fixed
A real jokester here!!!!

My motto has always been if you like it fix it, to me the resale value doesn't really matter on my personal trucks becuase I won't own it if I dont like it and then why would I sell it if I like it?
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:04 AM
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I recently found a 1996 F250 XLT 4x4 Club Cab. It's got 280,000 and has a rebuilt transmission. It's has absolutely no rust and has been a Southwest truck all it's life. I paid $7500 for it and have put new off road tires on it. The interior is in great shape. I found it on the side of the road with a sign on it.

Then my sons drove it.....

Two separate accidents, both affected the same side. My oldest son took a right hand turn and rubbed a jagged guardrail and then my youngest son dropped his bottle of coke on the floor and bent down to get it and veered right and hit a sign, scraping the front panel and door to the middle. Both Carr steps were ripped off.

Damage estimate from a body shop is $4,700. I've got a neighbor who restores cars and is very good. He said he'd do it for half. I have the cash.

So, do I pay the $2,350 and call it good or....

Should I sell it and take a small hit in the price and then look for one with lower miles and let someone else sink their money into it.

As a side note OBS F250 XLT 4x4 Club Cabs are scarce around here. I would be willing to fly a short distance if I could find another rust free specimen.

Any opinions would be very much appreciated.

I attached a pic but there are a couple more in my album. I couldn't figure how to attach those.
Posting pics is a pain. Sorry I couldn't figure it out.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:06 AM
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http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/y...5/image-10.jpg

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/y...o5/image-9.jpg

http://i785.photobucket.com/albums/y...o5/image-8.jpg

I think these links might lead to the pictures although they might be upside down.
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That's a crew cab, only made 96-97, your better off fixing it tho, and make your kids work off the debt to your neighbor and make them get their own trucks ,

But you can give the guy the cash to fix it, and make the kids pay you
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I'm with everyone else. Get it fixed and make your kids pay for it.


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I'm with everyone else. Get it fixed and make your kids pay for it.


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Think finding an identical truck would be hard?
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Get it fixed at the neighbors(still too high for the minimal damage) and have the kids pay for it. Teach then to respect your truck and have responsibility.

BTW that is a 3 day job, I dont understand why such the high cost

All that needs to be replaced is the fender($220 FROM FORD)
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