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good deal?

Lifted 87 F-250 Diesel

needs front drive line, starter and passenger side door panel and he said he would possibly trade and i really want a diesel
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I personally wouldn't trade for something seven years older than what I had reguardless of what it was.
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well i know it's older but only has 140,000 miles and i want to know if it would be a good deal not your opinion on trading
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Not a fan of the body style or that motor
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Ok im not looking for you opinions on the truck im looking to know if its a good deal to jump on
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Ok then, I'll make it easier. No

Truck looks like a piece to me and sounds like one to. You cant tell much about a truck by one picture and a paragraph of information. We need better pictures
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yea im thinking of going to look at it just to see
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You can acutally make that motor sound good with a banks sidewinder kit. But the front end would need some attention to make it look good. I don't think I'd pay that much money for something 23 years old.
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he said he would go down quite a bit in price and if i got it i would have to do a trade and i would eventually put on the banks kit on but they cost about 3,000 themselves so idk haha
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They're worth it... My buddy had a 93, pre stroker with the sidewinder kit on it, and man... It sounded like a semi, with tons of power.. It was badass. Granted it also was a 7.3, but still, that kit works wonders with non turbo ford diesels.
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yea whenever i get a diesel im gonna be saving for one of those banks systems regardless
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I was searching craigslist and bored. Here is one I found. Doesnt help you though since you live far away

1991 Ford 350 Diesel
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Here's a good one near me already equipped with banks... 89 F250 Lifted Turbo Diesel 4x4
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ya its a good deal jump on it.. a kid i know that lives just down the road from me just bought a 95 f250 diesel 7.3 5 speed 4x4 manual locking hubs for 2000 bucks cdn.. it has VERY little rust..
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yea idk im thinking about it but i deff. want an automatic for sure im dont with manual trans lol and yea go ahead and say im crazy but i just want an auto
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ya your crazy!!!

in the long run a manual trans will last longer than an auto.. my dad has a 93 F350 7.3L non powerstroke non turbo with an aftermarket turbo on it and its expensive to maintain. my next truck i want is a diesel too unless i can get my sister's bf's truck..

dad's truck is an automatic extended cab 1-ton long box dually its fun to drive and good in the snow for a 2wd. he hauls a 10.5 ft camper that sits on it most of the year and tows a 16ft tandem axle cargo trailer.. with an empty truck and cargo trailer its 10,100 lbs.
the torque converter blew and took out the rest of the tranny last year, he upgraded to the powerstroke tranny and it was 3500 bucks cdn by the time it was done..

when i get a diesel it will be a 99-2004 F350 7.3L diesel crew cab. i will not get the 6.0L and i suggest you dont either... they are fawking garbage nothing but problems.. the place my dad works for builds aluminum boats and they bought an 2005 F350 ext cab single rear wheel 4wd, automatic from a salvage company for 30,000 bucks cdn. it had a mashed bed on it so they ripped that off put on a brand new flat deck, spent 2,000 bucks making it a dually and a couple of other things.. by the time that got that done they spent over 10,000 on it.. they could of bought the same truck they way it is now for 42,000 bucks.

since then they've had nothing but problems.. blown head gaskets, blown tranny and alot of other ****... the older diesel are nice and i'd love to own one.. good luck on the decision.. make sure its the truck you want and dont settle for some crap. haha
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yea im not sure it's gonna happen i want a 7.3 turbo diesel or dodge cummins so im just gonna have to wait a while and yea i work at the washington state d.o.t shop and all they have are ford 6.0's and 6.4's haha
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here's a way to see if it's worth it. does your truck right now as it sits need 3k in work? you want a deisel but do you need one?

if it was me, i'd be looking at something the same year or closer to it then that is. yours is a 94 and that is a 87. like someone posted that is 23 years old compared to 16. not worth it imo....

you asked if it was a good deal. no i don't think it is one.
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when i get a diesel it will be a 99-2004 F350 7.3L diesel crew cab.
FYI, the 7.3 was put in trucks from 98-2003.5

In 2003 was when ford introduced the 6.0L diesel and it was an option to the customer to have the 7.3L or 6.0L. Just correcting the facts for ya :-)
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well 7.3's have been in them since like 88 late 90's they got the turbo then 04 is when they were no more
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Like I said, 03 was the last year it was produced (up until recently in the E-series vans), and only in 03 was the 7.3L an option.

I meant to say 98-03.5 was the 7.3 PSD... Before that was the IDI motor, and before that was the non turbo 7.3 (pre-stroker).
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94-97 Wasn't an IDI...ok very early 94's were. All 94+ Models were direct inject. I'd take that 6.9 IDI before the 7.3 IDI. Everyone says they're stronger and have better cooling. Personally I'd shoot for a 94-97 F-350 or 250 with Solid front axle.
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yea i just want a diesel so i can eventually get the banks power pack kit lol and then get stacks on it make it sound like a freakin semi
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beauty deal there,
a. its a diesel it will last forever if you know what your doing
b. low kms :)
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yea i think i can do better though
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