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Is this truck worth fooling with
I stumbled across a 1999 Powerstroke pickup today that is about to go to be stripped for parts and the body sold for scrap. The owner has offered it to me for $1,200.00. I have 2 weeks to decide.
This could be a money pit, what do you think?
One owner, 1999 F250 Powerstroke, crewcab, short bed, XLT, 289,000 miles. Has been used the last few years as a farm truck with a feed box mounted across the bed behind the cab.
1. Exterior: Cab pretty nice, but bed is TOTALLY ruined. Will need replacement bed, or a flatbed installed
2. Interior: Rear seat area good. Front leather seats poor condition and worn out. Interior: filthy with a half inch of dried mud and dirt on the front carpet. Dash in good shape.
3. Drivetrain: Engine starts easily runs good. Trans. shifts properly, but leaks fluid heavily from somewhere. Rear end and transfer case good. Front drive axle in bad shape and makes lots of bad noises going down the road. Front end probably needs complete disassembly and rebuild.
4. Tires: Very good
Truck is used daily and still runs up and down the road good, but boy, it is rough around the edges.
Is this truck worth the price of $1,200, and the trouble of going 130 miles to haul it home on my trailer?
What do you think it would be worth all cleaned up and running good? I can see easily dumping 4 grand into this project, if not more.
Am I crazy to buy this??