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need opinion

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by clark lawn, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. clark lawn

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

    i currently have a 1997 F350 dump 4x2 witha 5.8. i got the truck 2 years ago from a company that went out of biz.(construction) anyway i am starting to have some bigger thing go wrong with it and it will cost me about 2500-3000 to repiar everything. at that point i will have about 8k invested in the truck. cab and body are solid trans was new when i bought it. i have looked and to find anything that doesnt need about the same amount of work im looking at 15k-18k. should i fix this one up or sell it and get a newer one.im leaning more toward fixing this up and run it another year or 2.
  2. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Its cheaper to keep it then to have a payment.You cant do any of the work yourself? To save some money. I just did my head gaskets myself and saved 2000.00.
  3. clark lawn

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

    that is doing the work myself i used to be a truck mechanic so i can do it all. can probably get away with about 1800-2000 in parts. only thing i was going to take anywhere was to get the exhaust done.
  4. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    you must have some major repairs for those cost what is wrong with her ? if the truck makes you alot of money i'd keep it
  5. kc2006

    kc2006 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Dude you know its a turd, get rid of it. I'll give you 50 bucks.

    After I get done with leaves (who knows when that is!) I'll come help work on it if you want.