Howdy yall from South Texas
Ive been a long time gasser and late 70s ford bronco and truck fan and I decided the next step was diesel. Ive been scouring craigslist and other avenues for well over a year now seriously looking for a 7.3.
However, I was always suprised at how expensive these old trucks are here in Texas and banks do not like to value these trucks for much money so I had a heck of a time finding one in my price range.
long story...but I found it. and its clean and salvageable. Ill post the price later.
12/97 production date. cc longbed 4x4, 237,500 miles, engine, drivetrain and interior unmolested except an alarm system that appears to be installed by ford since under the steering column there are a few relays that dont look original but DO have ford ovals on them.
I found the original window sticker in the glove box
barring the transmission going out immediately, I think I scored a really awesome deal. I paid $5,000 for it. Im so excited about this beast.
Im going to be in the obs section mostly and I have plenty of questions for you guys as this IS my first diesel and the newest truck Ive ever purchased, Im 33 years old btw.
look forward to yalls comments and advice, because I sure could use it.