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Old 08-03-2015, 08:59 AM
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Cause it was old. Old things wear out, plastic gets brittle, rubber starts to crack, metal rusts, etc. Why that is hard for you to grasp is beyond me.
thats why I said if it's in good condition...
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:08 AM
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thats why I said if it's in good condition...
It's 25 years old & rusted, it's not going to be. You can't buy a 25 year old truck and expect it to not have problems.

Unless you do your own labor then you need to expect 2-5k in repairs & maintenance per year. Just the way it is.

Buy it then next thing you know none of the front suspension has been replaced, then 6 months later the transmission starts slipping, 3 months later fuel pump goes out etc
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:13 AM
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Cause it was old. Old things wear out, plastic gets brittle, rubber starts to crack, metal rusts, etc.

Why that is hard for you to grasp is beyond me.
This is what i meant by age does matter, but ferd the retard cant grasp that. He does drive junk btw.

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oh my god, you're stupid

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Just a little warning, people like him ^^^ on here think rust automatically classifies a vehicle as junk
Lol at the first part, if im stupid does that make you a vegetable?

And yes, an overly rusty vehicle is usually junk. What other wisdom can you bestow upon us
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:28 PM
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It's 25 years old & rusted, it's not going to be. You can't buy a 25 year old truck and expect it to not have problems.

Unless you do your own labor then you need to expect 2-5k in repairs & maintenance per year. Just the way it is.

Buy it then next thing you know none of the front suspension has been replaced, then 6 months later the transmission starts slipping, 3 months later fuel pump goes out etc
That's why you buy a 25 year old truck and do all the maintenance and repair at once lol

God these noobs posting advice is hilarious
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:44 AM
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Id check around to see if you can find something a little newer and taken care of for a little more. I purchased an 03 fx4 that was seldom taken care of, I've had to change shocks, leaf spring mounts and shackles, fluids, serpentine belt, and the whole front suspension should really be redone. If I didn't do my own work it probably would have cost me a small fortune for the repairs. If my 2003 with 74k miles when I bought it needed those things, I wouldn't doubt you're walking into something that could cost you serious money, even putting the work in yourself. Check around, don't jump the gun for something that could cost you in the long run.
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:20 AM
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Thread started in August, 2015. Wonder if he bought the truck or not, and if he's had to make any repairs in the last year?
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:45 AM
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I like how this thread was dug up just for the sake of arguing.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:51 AM
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i like how this thread was dug up just for the sake of arguing.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:38 AM
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I like how this thread was dug up just for the sake of arguing.
*Thread cleaned up*

All 7.3 related comments can go here (lol): 7.3 opinions

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Thread started in August, 2015. Wonder if he bought the truck or not, and if he's had to make any repairs in the last year?
Bingo.

Closing the thread for now...the OP can message me & I'll reopen with his updates.
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