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WTB 7.3 in FL - Questions

Hi Everyone,

I've noticed something strange in the Tampa, FL area while shopping for 7.3's with between 150k and 250k miles. ALL of them have pristine interiors... brand new leather, no wear and tear. And they aren't cheap by any means.

One dealer in particular I have noticed this with every 7.3 he has sold 2011 to date.

Are these replaced interiors, or do these trucks have bulletproof interiors? I am worried about the "lipstick on a pig" idea... also odometer fraud.

Any thoughts are much appreciated!
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I noticed that here in north Texas when I was truck shopping earlier this year too. I think it is so easy to replace the easily worn out drivers seat bottom and get the matching interior paint to repaint sun damaged door panels and dash that it is just good business on their part to sell a truck. I know I would do all of that since it is so easy to sell one.

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The seats are easy to recover. I did my front set in 5 hours not knowing what I was doing.
as for the interior panels, I guess you could paint them, but I really don't notice any sun damage (like chalking and fading) and it's never been garaged in 13 years.

How do the steering wheels look on these? the steering wheel is not cheap and not easy to recover. they are usually sun damaged between the 11 and 1'o'clock positions.

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