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Old 03-13-2017, 04:12 PM   #21
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You can buy a used transit with 20k miles for 22k any day of the week.

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Old 03-13-2017, 04:26 PM   #22
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But I don't want a transit....I absolutely will not ever own a van. I hate them...I like to sit back a little and vans are not conducive to that.

I like trucks, power strokes top that list.
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I will have a mechanic my friend uses on his 5 landscape trucks look it over for me.
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I'm not sure where in michigan you arebut i just bought a truck in december from encore auto in niles. He gets a lot of rust free trucks in from texas and California.

I bought an 02 f250 with no rust... frame was even black yet. This clmate is changing that tho.

If i had a lot of time i would seriously consider going to Texas to buy a truck. Trucks are high here.
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I believe H&S closed up shop a couple years ago. I was looking for an update for a tuner and couldnt find their site.

I've got a 6.4 sitting in the shop yard if you need parts



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Truck with a tuner...No thanks.

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The 6.4's were worse than the 6.0's.

They are getting 15 to 20k out of the 97's with a PS under 200k miles around here.

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If I was going to buy a Ford diesel it would have to be '15 and beyond 6.7 or the '03.5 and earlier 7.3's. The 6.0's and 6.4's were turds. No brand loyalty for me. Actually I'm looking at selling all 3 of my current vehicles and getting my first new vehicle ever and the 250 6.7 is a definite contender. I really just want bells and whistles and couldn't care less about spec's for the first time ever.

That being said, I still wouldn't waste time on that 6.4 because of its reputation. The hpop directly effects fuel pressure and if it's a turkey... You're dead in the water. Tuner just means that much more is put on things that aren't meant for it. Sexy but deadly.

7.3 is a beast but Slooooooww. I had one with 293k with no problems and another with 217k no worries. The 6.7 seemed to have some early model problems but seemed to have been ironed out after '14.

Look up Tmauction.com as they always have some nice vehicles Florida fleet maintained all its life. I buy a lot of my vehicles from there. A quick repaint and you could get a great rust free deal for Michigan. Let me know, I try to stay away until after April (tax return people drive up cost like crazy) but I'll probably be there in May and June. PM me and we'll talk.
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Whatever you do, try and trade fairly. IOW, I would hope you wouldn't discount your work, because you need a truck and he has one he might partially barter.

You actually hold the better hand right now if he owes you money and needs more work. He wants top dollar for the truck, you should get top dollar for the work.

I am not presenting any opinion on the truck value, just the value of the deal.
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I'm not sure where in michigan you arebut i just bought a truck in december from encore auto in niles. He gets a lot of rust free trucks in from texas and California.

I bought an 02 f250 with no rust... frame was even black yet. This clmate is changing that tho.

If i had a lot of time i would seriously consider going to Texas to buy a truck. Trucks are high here.
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Correct. This is a private deal between the seller and myself. I'm not really in a position to buy something with the house project right now in a traditional manner

This guy though lost half his shop shingles and owes me a 2 grandish labor credit on a job that I bartered with him on so I could in theory make a $5,000~ no out of pocket cash down payment between that and his roof.

I offered him an 18 month Payment timeline. We will see what he says.
I'm in Grand Rapids. But I just bought a house and am paying cash for a nice addition. I wasn't shopping for the truck, just kinda presented itself to me. I can't at this time buy a vehicle in the traditional manner.
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Whatever you do, try and trade fairly. IOW, I would hope you wouldn't discount your work, because you need a truck and he has one he might partially barter.

You actually hold the better hand right now if he owes you money and needs more work. He wants top dollar for the truck, you should get top dollar for the work.

I am not presenting any opinion on the truck value, just the value of the deal.
Oh no, no discount on the work.
I get what you are saying though.

If anything I will make sure not to miss any billable items as he will not only save my direct cost but make a profit on it at the same time.

In fact I upped the roof price. When he bought it I offered a discounted rate to do the job as we have a good relationship. 6 months later this storm blew the roof off and I figire if I'm trading I'm getting more value.
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I just sold my 1997 7.3 Sunday before last.

Was a sad day, but it was her time.
I'm after another 7.3 now 2000 - 03 4 dr long bed srw. 2 or 4x4

I'm shopping used like a hawk right now. most are in the 10k range

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Oh no, no discount on the work.
I get what you are saying though.

If anything I will make sure not to miss any billable items as he will not only save my direct cost but make a profit on it at the same time.

In fact I upped the roof price. When he bought it I offered a discounted rate to do the job as we have a good relationship. 6 months later this storm blew the roof off and I figire if I'm trading I'm getting more value.
Buy one from Canada, your money is worth a fortune now.
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I just did a quick search, 20k Canadian would be expensive for that truck with that many clicks. And currently 20K US is 27K Canadian.

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I wish a Canadian contractor owed me and had a spare diesel sitting around then! Lol
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I just sold my 1997 7.3 Sunday before last.

Was a sad day, but it was her time.
I'm after another 7.3 now 2000 - 03 4 dr long bed srw. 2 or 4x4

I'm shopping used like a hawk right now. most are in the 10k range

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I paid 9.5 for my 2001 4 or 5 years ago. Make the last payment this month.

I did have to put some money into it right after I got it, I think it had 180,000 miles and I'm at 276,000 now. I redid the injector harness, some injectors, water pump, alternator, front hubs were recent. Still need to do one side ball joints. Still worth it.

Big difference in the 97 and 2000-2003 models. I hope to have mine for a long time. Especially since it would take 15,000 to move into a newer rig, and like was said, anything after the 7.3's is like playing diesel roulette.
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I sold my 97 for 4k $
I had paid 5k for it 8 yrs ago. I think I did good.

She had allot of little issues but no mechanical ones and the body still looked fabulous.
It would never leave you stranded on the road. I sold it to a young kid who was a car nut and remembers his granddad having the same body style.
It's in good hands.
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I sold my 97 for 4k $
I had paid 5k for it 8 yrs ago. I think I did good.

She had allot of little issues but no mechanical ones and the body still looked fabulous.
It would never leave you stranded on the road. I sold it to a young kid who was a car nut and remembers his granddad having the same body style.
It's in good hands.
I'd have bought it.
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Weekend test drive starts tomorrow. Hopefully it gets a thumbs up from the mechanic
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Weekend test drive starts tomorrow. Hopefully it gets a thumbs up from the mechanic
Hopefully you can get him to knock a few grand off the price.

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