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Question Which Powerstroke for school project

Ok since I am doing the Ford program this fall a Powerstroke is a MUST! But which one? We are being certified on the 6.4s/6.7s so plenty of training there so I was thinking about getting a 7.3 or a 6.0 for learning on my own, but those new ones sure do look nice as heck. If I could afford it I would just get me a new one and say the heck with the others lol. So I am putting up a poll as to which one to get. Price is not really a concern with the 6.4/6.7s because I am looking at one that are wrecked that need work or have motor issues, so the prices of those are well under the 20k mark which I can afford.
Will keep this up until school starts around mid August. As long as money permits I was thinking about doing this as a .org user build have a list of products that I can actually afford (No 4 grand on a set of connecting rods or injectors!) and build it with the input from the forum Might be fun

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My vote goes to, a 7.3. I would say any year would be good as this will give you training you desire, the cost will be a lot lower than 20k giving you room to buy tools, tools are good. I know the new ones are very nice and would love to have one myself but, as i said, training is your desire.
Once school is complete, then you buy a newer one for the looks.

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Thankfully tools are already owned. Just have specialty tools and air/power tools to pick up. I have been leaning towards the older 7.3 and 6.0 because of cost, they are plentiful and performance parts out the wazoo.
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Are you planning to work for a shop or dealer? I know since i am a want-to-be-backyard-redneck-halfa$$-mechanic, i buy tools to do the work i need to do. I usually get the work done for less and get to keep the tool.

What school are you going to? I have pondered Wyotech after i complete my bachlors.

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Going through the Ford ASSET program at the community college so will be a stealer tech. Hoping to get into a nice high performance shop instead after graduation. Kind of another reason behind this diesel build. It has been years since I actually work on vehicles outside of helping friends with their parts. DO NOT go to places like UTI or Wyo. WAY TO MUCH MONEY!!
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Ok since I am doing the Ford program this fall a Powerstroke is a MUST! But which one? We are being certified on the 6.4s/6.7s so plenty of training there so I was thinking about getting a 7.3 or a 6.0 for learning on my own, but those new ones sure do look nice as heck. If I could afford it I would just get me a new one and say the heck with the others lol. So I am putting up a poll as to which one to get. Price is not really a concern with the 6.4/6.7s because I am looking at one that are wrecked that need work or have motor issues, so the prices of those are well under the 20k mark which I can afford.
Will keep this up until school starts around mid August. As long as money permits I was thinking about doing this as a .org user build have a list of products that I can actually afford (No 4 grand on a set of connecting rods or injectors!) and build it with the input from the forum Might be fun
So you want to spend up to $20,000 for a used wrecked or broken truck?? Doesn't sound like the best financial situation to be getting into.

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Which is why I said well UNDER the 20k mark. Found an 09 King ranch dually for 14k with body damage on the front end. Found several vehicles around that range. So maybe I should have said under the 16k range? lol
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Even at that. That is a LOT of money to spend on something you can't even drive.

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But, he is a mechanic and the training he will get to make it road worthy, is invaluable. I would think. Sure, i would go to several insurance companies and offer to buy salvage trucks first, as you may land one for well under 5k but, i see both sides of the story. If you buy a 1k truck, you might end up with one in perfect physical shape and not so good mechanical shape. amazing what people will sell a truck for when it causes problems and they want it gone.

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True, but it is still cheaper than buying a new one! lol But this is also why I am doing the poll want a general consensus about it. If it comes down to a 7.3 then I have no problem with that Just need to decide on which body style of a 7.3 I really like the 90s body style but I like the cab of the 99+ lol
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