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Old 01-03-2012, 03:19 PM
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Fix it or sell it?

I have a 2000 F-250 regular cab long box that needs the following:

Oil pan
New up pipe bolts ( current ones rusted through and now have an exhaust leak)
Oil cooler ( body rusted through)
New bed ( floor rusted through due to drop in liner) I have a bed for it, it just needs a minor rust spot fixed and to be painted.

I know the first three can all be taken care of when I pull the engine to do the oil pan, but trying to find the time, and a buddy to help me seems to be getting harder and harder, I have a place to do it ( unheated pole barn) but with temps in the 20's during the day and single digits at night I'm not lookiing forward to a bigger project. I hardly ever use the truck, I used it once in the last two months when my car was acting up other than that it just sits.

So I've been debating on weather or not to sell it and buy another vehicle with less/no issues or just quit being a baby and just fix this one. I will say that the regular cab IS becoming a source of frustration, when I'm alone its fine but when me and the girl go out we ALWAYS wind up shopping, two people plus shopping bags in a reg cab sucks.

Any input is appreciated, I'm having a hard time making up my mind so I figured I'd ask you guys
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:21 PM
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I def dont like the reg cab but other than that just do it one at a time ger-r done its really what u want in the end
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:37 PM
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Yea I'm starting to lean that way, just fix it and maybe with tax money buy a nice fiberglass cap and one of those bed extenders that flips backwards and turns into a "load keeper". I see you had a Lincoln LS, I had an 01, and that is deffinatly close to the top of my list if I sell this thing, what problems did you have with yours?
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You're not going to get squat for it if you sell it broken. Fix it.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:34 PM
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Very true, the more I think about it and look around at other vehicles I'm starting to see that there isn't much else out there that I like, not in my price rang anyways lol. I'm starting to think that fixing the old girl isn't so bad after all. Thanks guys, I knew you'd talk some sense into me. I love this site
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:36 PM
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Yeah, a fixed/working truck is worth more to a new buyer than one that needs a bunch of work. There is a lot you can do with the engine out if you decide to keep it.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:42 PM
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If I decide to pull the motor what else should I do? On a limited budget of course lol
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:18 PM
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Im in the same boat.. my truck needs some work but i figure any other truck that i buy with miles on it would have its own issues one day as well, at least if i fix mine i know that same part wont go bad for a while.... Fix the truck is my vote
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:55 PM
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The Lincoln Ohh boy coils more times than I care to admit I did tranny,vcg, cats, o2,hydronic fan pump, ballpoints, tie rods, door handles, window regulators, brakes all around, tires, prob more don't want to think about it invested over 13k and it sat in my driveway for the last 1.5 years sold it for 2 that is the last time I want to think about that car
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:54 PM
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GET RID OF THE GIRL!!!!! LMAO!!!!
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