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Thinking about selling the old girl

Thinking about selling/trading in the old 97. Thoughts?

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because of the rust you found? at least fix that then think about selling, you'd have batter luck, cuz I wouldn't buy it if I seen that rust.

and you do what you gotta do but the 7.3 is a awsome truck.

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Things happen, I get it, but why? And what kinda price you asking

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2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
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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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Just frustrated. Needs rotors brakes a/c isn't working. Wheel wells starting to rust through. Can mounts rusted through. I love my truck though

97 ford f250 HD supercab xlt longbed
banks intercooler
banks power pack
285 75 16's
3" dp
DIY tymar intake 6637
stancor 586-902
B&W tow n stow
triple pillar gauges:
Banks Dynafact boost gauge
Banks Dynafact egt gauge
ISS Pro trans temp gauge
Hayden 32k transcooler

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I am completely going through my truck. I am converting to dually, rebuilding the entire interior and changing it to tan (if I can find a drivers door panel), rebuilt the suspension, did a bunch of mods and so on. I am 2 years into the project and expect at least another year ending with a 5K high quality paint job. WHY? You ask? By the time I am done I will have about 25K total (I do all the work myself) into my truck including rebuilding the engine and trans. I will have a brand new classic truck (think resto mod). Or I could have gone out and bought a 08 or newer with 80K to who know how many miles on it and paid 30K and up. See where I am going with this? The economics work out better for fixing up my old truck and making it exactly what I want from colors to features vs. buying something newer and having payments and still having to settle for whatever the truck has on it. This seems to be working out for us it may or may not work out for you.
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agree, and anything new has alot more emisions crap on it just my keep it and fix it up, unless your planning on getting a suv/car (getting out of trucks) that fits family/life better then I could see that, but even then I'd still keep it around to have a truck to do hauling. because here with the aformentioned issues you'd only get 6-9k anyhow if your lucky. just my

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Just frustrated. Needs rotors brakes a/c isn't working. Wheel wells starting to rust through. Can mounts rusted through. I love my truck though
Those are very inexpensive fixes. I'm sure one of your buddy's buddy knows how to do bodywork for some type of reimbursement.

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Hell I still have my 95 for the hell of it, no blinkers, clear tails (with a white bulb) 7 different colors, jerry rigged on everything, but she runs great, and you can't buy loyalty. I have a few crew cabs because I have a family that fits in them, if I have 1 more kid I'm getting a fleet of excursions tho

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The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
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Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
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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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Thanks for all the sound advice/ talking me off the ledge. I appreciate it. It's definitely cheaper to keep her. I better get cracking on the repairs.

97 ford f250 HD supercab xlt longbed
banks intercooler
banks power pack
285 75 16's
3" dp
DIY tymar intake 6637
stancor 586-902
B&W tow n stow
triple pillar gauges:
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ISS Pro trans temp gauge
Hayden 32k transcooler

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