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Old 01-09-2010, 05:56 AM
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Exclamation A diesel 4x4 for $1500.....a good deal????

I'm looking to get another Diesel, and this one I found might be it.....

So, It's a 1990 Ford 7.3l IDI with 250k miles that runs and drives. 6" lift, 36" tires (about 1/2 tread) Extended cab, 4x4, Long box, stacks, Auto, power windows, ridiculously dirty interior w/buckets.

Doesn't sound bad yet? Well here's the kicker. EVERY body panel has rust except the hood and roof. And by rust I mean salty rotten wheel wells on every corner, bottom of the doors are gone, cab corners ate out, etc.

Normally I would not even look at this truck, but the frame is decent, the lift is recent, and its not a flinstone mobile (floorboards are solid), and I have the extra cash to get it.

What do you think? All input is appreciated..... Thanks!
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:06 AM
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What do you intend to do with it?
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:07 AM
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Seems like a good deal as long as you don't plan on replacing/repairing the body panels. That would certainly cost more than the truck is worth. My son is looking for a cheap diesel too.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:13 AM
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I'd buy it but I'd try to get him to come down to 1k.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:32 AM
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no more than 1k with that much rust imo
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:37 AM
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I made an offer of $1200, and the guy said he needs to stew on it. The only thing I would be using it for is medium towing duty (non 5th wheel), farm work, and maybe a half hour or so commute each day. Does anyone haul their kids (under 2yrs) around in one? Here's what the truck looks like:



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Old 01-09-2010, 07:56 AM
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I wouldn't put children in that thing...Just my .02. What does the frame look like?
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:00 AM
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Frame looks good, no heavy pitting or holes, all the bracketry still solid. It's just an ugly, ugly duckling. Butterface comes to mind....
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:52 PM
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But now she's my butterface! lol.... Jew'd him down to $700 and drove it a hundred miles home.... The drivetrains worth at least that much, so i'll just run it till the doors fall off.




Which may be soon......... lol.....
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:45 AM
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So he was asking $1500, and you made an offer of $1200 and he needed to think about it. And then you drove it home for $700? Sounds like a good deal to me. Now tell me what your secret is. lol
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