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Old 05-17-2010
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1997 Ford F-350 regular cab

What you do guys think a 97' Reg cab f-350 with a 7.3l and 5 speed 4wd, 248000 miles is worth? It is an XLT with power everything. Needs a good interior cleaning and has damage on passenger side fender, smaller dents in pass. side box. Other then that it looks ok, has new front tires, will need rears in the future, other then that good to go.
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i know diesels supposedly last forever but i honestly wouldnt pay more than 5k for it ... and since youre in wisconsin be sure to check for rust theres a couple of common places on these trucks .... pm freddie he can tell you more i just remember him mentioning it.
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$5-6k maybe. High miles, but some injectors, turbo and tuning and she would run great.
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I know all about ford rust, no worries there. Turbo was Ford rebuilt last year, has stacks, but they would be gone for sure. 2 tone. Looks like I'll be getting it for $4700
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sounds like a decent deal. my dad has a 97 350 with the 7.3 its tuned with injectors and straight pipe and its got endless power. i wouldnt worry about the mileage much if everything checks out.
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I know all about ford rust, no worries there. Turbo was Ford rebuilt last year, has stacks, but they would be gone for sure. 2 tone. Looks like I'll be getting it for $4700
sounds cool and you gotta post a pic of it "pre stack delete" lol
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pic of it stacked! looks like a deal.. dont delete stacks! they belong in diesels!
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Stacks are gay.

I personally wouldn't touch anything that had that many miles, and was that old if it was from that far north. I would imagine it would be a rust bucket but maybe not..? But if you are use to rust and comfortable with it, go for it!

PS - Rust is gay.
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No rust, yes stacks are gay, here's a pic he sent me. Going to do away with the stacks, whips and dented pass front fender. Going to add cab lights.

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that actually looks like its in decent shape...id say keep the stacks they look great!
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In that picture it looks pretty clean.
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Other pictures look good too, maybe just a light buffing to take care of anything. Looks like late today or tomorrow I'll look at it.
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Oooh pretty. I would go for it assuming everything looks in 'decent' shape.
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Looks good, get rid of them stacks
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For sure...and make the front bumper sit normal. Stupid frowing fords.
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chang emy opinion on "those" stacks... if they were nicer.. but those are pretty awuful.....
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If I buy it, I'll probably slash cut them a little shorter, until I can find a cheap or even stock exhaust for little to nothing.
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Get it! That's a sharp looking truck.. I would LOVE an F350 Reg cab 4x4 7.3L for a daily driver.

PS. Get the Recon 3rd gen Dodge cab lights... sooooo much nicer than stock lights

PS. My roof isn't dented in the pictures, its the clouds in the sky. I need new pics of my cab lights..
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thats a beast looking truck love those year trucks.
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Got it, going to give a good once over in the next couple of days, then hook it to the 30ft gooseneck and see what she's made of. 4.10's make it feel like endless power.
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Snap some more pictures for us!
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Snap some more pictures for us!

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Just greased it, changed all the fluids in it...so far so good. Pics next week sometime...it's rainy and overcast.
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look closely at the rear shackle and shackle hangers, radiator support, wheel wells (take the trim off or look in the inner wheel well), rear section of the front fenders. thats the typical rust areas.

nice truck.
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Its all good except for the driverside rear wheel well, just starting to bubble and peel paint on the backside. It was in MN out in the country where sand was used more then salt.
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