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this truck worth buying?

what you guys think?...he said the only thing wrong with it is that it needs a new tranny cuz he was driving and slammed it in reverse and i guesss the drive shaft broke in the tranny.. and the rear end needs a new ball bearing? wtf is that anyway?..anyway its a 1997 4.0 with locked posi rear end 33's and for the other bad part..its a drop down bracket type lift...i think its procomp...eh..but the a/c and heat works..the engine runs it has 140k miles on it.clean interior,he wants 3k...
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Sounds beat to crap. I wouldn't buy it for a main vehicle but if you plan to wheel with it or just drive it when the weather is crappy I would do it. But since you live in LA I dought you get much bad weather. (snow)
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it looks ok in the pics, price out all the parts your going to need to fix it than make your decision......
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I payed $2000 for a rebuilt trans from a shop. That was an Auto for a 4.0 as well.
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for only 3k? i might do it but i would have to see it myself and better pictures would help
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are the bedsies pulled or glass? it looks like the right side next to the tailgate has a dent which actually not happen on a glass fender...maybe there is glass on the left and regular on the other side?
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bedsides are pulled..and as far as transmission goes..bah 2k for rrebuilt..damn so total my truck will cost 5k..shiat..almost like buying a stock newer model lol..imma call around for some tranny prices..i know my mom paid 2500 at AAMCO damn crooks
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Doesn't look too bad. What kind of wheels are those on it?

Also, I would say you would probably be able to find a cheaper transmission at a junkyard. I put a low mileage transmission from a 2001 into my gen II. It was a 5spd and ran about $500.
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i would buy it but only for something to tinker around with and trail rig. My $.02 -Mike-
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i just had my tranny rebuilt at AAMCO...thank God for EXTENDED WARRANTY...although they did try and screw us and charge 2,100...but we caught em' messin with us....now they have a law suit filed against them :-)
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why do they have a law suit against them?
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i like it.. id try to talk him down a bit though
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i wouldnt buy it.... any vehicle with 140k i can't trust! plus the tranny is screwed... so u will actually be paying like 6k
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THANKS justin for the link..im kinda liking the 83..but it prob has no air and heat =/ but awesome little truck..i might take a gander at it today since i called in sick at work
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probably...just park in the shade and roll windows down in the summer....and in the winter layer up...haha...my dads 87 ranger had no a/c and heater either....or radio...had it installed after he bought it...cant remember how much that cost though...
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lol..errr..damn im already wearing 4 layers of clothes when i go out and im still cold lol..undershirt,overshirt,sweater,jacket..and i heard we are due for the hottest summer this year! but that truck would be a fun toy.
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