Hey guys, i just put a deposit down on a 1997 f-350 crew cab 7.3 xlt truck. The truck has 280 some odd k on it, but the owner swears up and down the truck runs fantastic and has many new parts. The truck is lifted 4 inches, superlift, and sits on a super duty suspension. 35 inch dick cepeks with DC rims in 17 i think. Older style exhaust, i think a gator, full gauges, trailer brake, bully dog 4 position chip, mild tunes, intake, new ball joints tie rod, brakes all around. Title is clean, body is straight and true. Truck rides really nice, it feels very torquey at low speed. 4x4 works good. Guy says he bought it with 230 k on it from original Florida owner. Does not know if tranny was ever replaced, but says it was always maintained for and is working great. Engine has 287 k on it,looks clean under the hood, original, and as you can imagine, this is my fear with buying the truck. the guy was a mechanic, did all the work himself and changed fluids on the reg. With new headlights and looks like new grille, and truck bed and tonneu cover. The truck has a few minor rust spots on the roof near the windshield, but the rest of the truck is original paint and looks great. Would that scare you? normal? Ok, i am paying 7200 for the truck, what do you guys think of my decision....lose a 500 dollar deposit or buy the truck?!? interior is very clean, no rips or tear, only thing is steering wheel is a tad loose, he says its a cheap bearing or something? Anyone want to give me some advice?