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post #1 of 16 Old 01-06-2014, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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How's this look?

So i've been looking for an obs ford for a while now and I always come back to this one. I know its not perfect but for my first i have to problem with putting some money into it here and there. But does is look solid? Also ive never driven a manuel diesel, also auto.

http://nwct.craigslist.org/cto/4177456508.html
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Other then the flat bed srw it looks pretty good

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Doesn't look too bad for the money. The problem is, why has it been for sale for so long?

I see Rotted drivers cab corner and door. Which means the radiator support is GONE and they are getting HARD to find(can't buy them new). Also that means the fenders are probably rotten too.

the oil leak can very will be from a rotten oil pan. In order to replace it , you need to pull the engine(costly)

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Also can get it for around 4000
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Doesn't look too bad for the money. The problem is, why has it been for sale for so long?

I see Rotted drivers cab corner and door. Which means the radiator support is GONE and they are getting HARD to find(can't buy them new). Also that means the fenders are probably rotten too.

the oil leak can very will be from a rotten oil pan. In order to replace it , you need to pull the engine(costly)

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would the oil leak off the shock tower be from the oil pan?
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I think the post means "Needs rear shock tower AND has a small oil leak."

I'd be VERY wary of rust. Finding rot free body panels will eat a hole in your wallet pretty fast.
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well, look at it this way. it has the 5 speed, no need to swap. gauges ~300 $, single mass flywheel ( assuming since 400 hp clutch), d60 swap ~ 800-1000?$, factory alcoas $. so you already have the major downfall of the 250 taken care of, and if you do not like the bed sell it and get a pickup bed.
Id say go for it, especially if you knock him down to four grand.

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well, look at it this way. it has the 5 speed, no need to swap. gauges ~300 $, single mass flywheel ( assuming since 400 hp clutch), d60 swap ~ 800-1000?$, factory alcoas $. so you already have the major downfall of the 250 taken care of, and if you do not like the bed sell it and get a pickup bed.
Id say go for it, especially if you knock him down to four grand.
that only leaves the rust/rot
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well, look at it this way. it has the 5 speed, no need to swap. gauges ~300 $, single mass flywheel ( assuming since 400 hp clutch), d60 swap ~ 800-1000?$, factory alcoas $. so you already have the major downfall of the 250 taken care of, and if you do not like the bed sell it and get a pickup bed.
Id say go for it, especially if you knock him down to four grand.
How much are alcoas worth now-a-days?
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The guy says it doesnt leak from the oil pan but the valve cover gasket leaked about 2 qts every 5000 miles when the oil was changed.
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