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Old 02-23-2011
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time for a new truck

ok its time to sell my truck, i want a 4x4 and a bigger cab. does this seem like a good one to get, besides the body damage?

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/2226830636.html
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Way too much damage for the price.
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If you can talk him down into the 3ks then i'd say possibly, whole lot of damage though...
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3 grand! take it or leave it!
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Plus its a 4.0sohc with 110k miles, that is asking for trouble. I would run, run as fast and as far as possible.

The damage there looks irreparable without replacing body panels + paint = $$$$$
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Plus its a 4.0sohc with 110k miles, that is asking for trouble. I would run, run as fast and as far as possible.
Umm...wtf are you smoking? The 4.0 is a good motor. 110k miles isn't that bad on that motor.
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i might ask for 3800 just so when i sell mine for around 4500, ill have enough cash to get a new window and some paint if i can get the dents out by myself. the bed doesnt bother me, just the damage on the cab.
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Ford extended the warranty on them to 100,000 miles because of the timing chain tensioner problem. There was a recall on it. 110k miles seems just about right for it to start giving you problems. Not really an issue of if its going to happen but when. Theres nothing wrong with the motor, but I personally wouldnt want to buy a car knowing I might have to tear apart the whole front end of the motor.

To the OP you can contact the dealer to see if this recall was done on this truck.
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Ford extended the warranty on them to 100,000 miles because of the timing chain tensioner problem. There was a recall on it. 110k miles seems just about right for it to start giving you problems. Not really an issue of if its going to happen but when. Theres nothing wrong with the motor, but I personally wouldnt want to buy a car knowing I might have to tear apart the whole front end of the motor.

To the OP you can contact the dealer to see if this recall was done on this truck.
Timing chain tensioner issues are pre-02 1/2 4.0 SOHC. After 2002 1/2 they fixed the issue.

2003s are the best 4.0 SOHC year IMO. Still the old wiring and no electronic speedo and odo but no timing chain issues.
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whoops!
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$2,500 tops.
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$2,500 tops.
I agree, that is way to much for that truck. i'd offer the guy 2500, then maybe 3000 if i was feeling generous. it'd be a great truck otherwise.
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yeah my buddy has a timing chain tensioner problem in his 2002, its just really noisy. im gonna talk to the guy and see what i can get it for, and probably just drive it around like that for a while
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it'll be a good running truck but as too much damage for my taste for the price, unless you work at a body shop or are good with sheet metal fab and good at taking out dents like that
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well im leaving for the national guard in june and im getting trained in metal fab and body repair
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well im leaving for the national guard in june and im getting trained in metal fab and body repair
if you can drive a dented truck around for a while, this would be a nice truck for you to tinker on then IMO. but i still wouldn't offer the guy much over 3k
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well im leaving for the national guard in june and im getting trained in metal fab and body repair
If you can wait until June then see if you can get a nice vehicle from a non-rust-belt state for a decent price. I see nice vehicles all the time for under $1000.00, ready to go, no rust, no wrecks, maybe need douche and fresh paint, but gets you a nice starting point. I would rather spend $1000.00 more for a rust free area vehicle because for every area of rust you see there are 10 or more you don't see in inner panels, door frames, etc.
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well i bought the truck and paid 4,200, popped the dents out of the front fender, the ones in the cab i hammered out for the most part but im just gonna weld on a new cab corner, and most of them on the bed took one hit to pop out. im going to buy a new door because and cant get it lined up right and i have no access to the dents from the indide. now all thats left is bondo and paint.
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Good deal!! Start a build thread!!
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a thread for the body work? or if i decide to lift it? i want to get a set of rock sliders, or some b lack side steps and have them pushed in to look like a set haha
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ok its good..then you can spend some handsome amount and get it done.
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the bodylift is going to be the worst
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