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1997 F-350 7.3....buy or not?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by NoFearDeere, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    A friend of mine has a truck with a plow that he wants to sell and i'm not sure if its a good deal or not. Let me know whatcha think.

    1997 Ford F-350
    Regular Cab, Long Box
    7.3 Powerstroke Turbo w/ 209K
    Original Automatic trans but had new torque converter about 25K ago
    Has some rust starting around the wheel wells just at the bottom corners
    Has a Western UniMount 7'6" Poly Plow in good condition
    Newer tires, BFG A/T's, think atleast 285, maybe bigger yet
    Rear fuel tank might have a leak but not sure, $120 for a new one, no big deal

    Asking $6800
     
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    go for it at about 6000 even
     
  3. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I think he's insanely high. The truck is 12 years old with over 200,000 miles. I know of MUCH NEWER and LOWER MILEAGE trucks for only a few thousand more.

    I'm selling my truck with 1/2 the mileage & 2 years newer if interested for $1600 less..............

    I personally wouldn't pay a penny over $2500 for that truck but thats just me.
     
  4. nickv13412

    nickv13412 Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    hes too high on price.i paid 8k a year ago for mine with 146k on it and a new tranny with no rust
     
  5. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Id say no more than $4k without seeing it.

    Put it this way, Im buying one of my dads old trucks, its listed as the 1999 in my sig, its got a plow and 2 broken but fixable monroe V bed salters for $5k. Thats the price he was selling it for to anyone, I just happened to be the buyer.
     
  6. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    WAY to high of a price! I bought a 1995 same truck and plow with a new transmission, 120000 miles a year ago for $5000.00 with VERY little rust
     
  7. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i just bought a 2000 f250 ext cab diesel 4x4 for 11,5000 with 100,000 so i think 6800 for a 97 with 200k is way high.
     
  8. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    I think $4000-$4500 is fair.
     
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    $3800-$4500 is what I'd be willing to pay.



    Got any pictures?
     
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    its a powerstroke, its worth a little more than 4000
     
  11. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    I would pay this for $3,500

    I saw 2001 E350 with 7.3L that have 190K miles but it clean van they want $3,000 dollars I say it very nice van.

    Keep mind resale for those truck drop so much. Blame gas price for this.
     
  12. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Wow thats alot of responses, thanks!;)
     
  13. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    He just called me tonite....$6000 and thats including the plow. Just put on new brakes too. What you guys think?!
     
  14. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    a ford would sure round out your fleet
     
  15. tanker6

    tanker6 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 39

    still too high. 4 to 5 maybe with the plow, speaking of a 7'6'' poly for a 1 ton truck? That the original plow?
     
  16. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    If you buy that truck, I have to say you complete the saying, "there is an azz for every seat". Now its your money, spend it how you want BUT I think you are throwing money out the window. jmo

    If you want a diesel I can get you one with 1/2 the mileage.


    Here's a truck in NJ that you can get for $8000 I know, maybe even less.

    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/835753898.html
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2008