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Might get myself a new (used) truck.

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Might get myself a new (used) truck.

Alright, so as some of you know already.... I am looking for a new truck and looking to sell mine. Just the parents like to hold me up with it lol I have been looking around, and asked my buddy if he still had his. Yeah, he does. Only thing it needs is an engine, and he already has another 4.0 with 66k out of another 97 Ranger lined up to go in. He wants $1500 for it (obo). It's got a 6" (skyjacker?) suspension lift and a 3" body lift running 35" tires. Doesn't have any rust on it that I remember, and I know the kid since I used to wheel with him and I graduated with him. What y'all think?

 
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do you have the tools needed to drop a motor in?
 
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do you have the tools needed to drop a motor in?
No, but the kid helping me does. He has everything because he restores old cars.
 
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i dont know dude...might be buying a can of worms with that truck...
 
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All it needs is the engine. I saw the kid build this thing from a nearly stock truck
 
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frame is rusty...that would concern me
 
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Originally Posted by djfllmn View Post
frame is rusty...that would concern me
First thing I noticed.
 
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That's the first thing I would do.... Undercoat the frame.
 
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i dont know dude...might be buying a can of worms with that truck...
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frame is rusty...that would concern me
this. i feel like it would be more trouble then its worth.
 
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It's really not though. It's a direct swap into the truck for the engine, and there's nothing else wrong with it. I was with him when it died
 
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You sound like your set on it so why even ask?
 
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gonna kill you in gas...i just dont think its a very wise decision...you have a truck that gets you from point A to B just fine...why sell it for one doesnt run?
 
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gonna kill you in gas...i just dont think its a very wise decision...you have a truck that gets you from point A to B just fine...why sell it for one doesnt run?
Because mine needs just as much in work done to it still. And it barely gets me from A to B anymore...
 
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get that 3rd gen i posted up earlier...that would be perfect for ya
 
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Don't get me wrong, I like it. But I want an extended cab truck, and one that I know was either built right or clean. This was built right. The kid knows everything about Rangers.
 
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its gonna chew up wheel bearings, ball joints, u joints, all that good stuff
 
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Originally Posted by djfllmn View Post
its gonna chew up wheel bearings, ball joints, u joints, all that good stuff
Surprisingly it doesn't. The ball joints maybe once a year at most? But that's about all
 
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once a year for BJs is a hell of a lot...
 
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once a year for BJs is a hell of a lot...
I ain't too worried about it. They're fairly easy to do, and cheap.
 
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Your dead set on it. Why are you asking us if you should buy it if we tell you why you shouldn't and you just turn down our responses? Just go get it.
 
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Originally Posted by 98liftedranger View Post
Your dead set on it. Why are you asking us if you should buy it if we tell you why you shouldn't and you just turn down our responses? Just go get it.
lol Well, considering I graduated with the kid and know a lot more about this truck...Idk haha The only issue now is getting my parents to give me the okay for it
 
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This thread is stupid
 
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This thread is stupid
lol
 
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Wow... Thanks pal. That was the kindest thing I have ever heard someone say.
 
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