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Thinking about buying this 96 F450. Thoughts???

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by G.M.Landscaping, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    It's a F450 super duty 2wd. 15,000gvrw.
    7.3 power stroke with 113,000 miles. Automatic. No leaks.
    electric over hyd dump.
    Solid cab and chassis. No rot or rust at all.
    Could use a paint job & dump floor replaced(bowed between crossmembers)
    Xl package, not even AC

    Only being used for landscaping. Not plowing

    Never owned a powerstroke. Not sure what to look for. But the miles are low. Runs strong. Turbo spools up. Said it might need glows plugs since it didn't want to start when it was cold. They added a block heater and said it would start after that. Does that make sense? Like I said not familier with diesels.

    What's this truck worth?
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  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    How much is the guy asking?
  3. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    I thought some of you guys might throw out a couple numbers before I said.

    People don't seem to be giving anything away anymore.

    Lots of 200K trucks that are rustballs and they're asking ridiculeous prices.
    Postives are the powerstroke and clean truck here.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2010
  4. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I'd plow with that. Big sander and a 9 foot blade would be fine.
  5. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Not plowing with it. Just for landscaping jobs.
  6. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    4500-6000 up my way....with a good dump

    look at the oil pan make sure its not leaking...
  7. lude1990

    lude1990 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    when you drive it put it in neutral and dont let your foot off the gas and then put it back into drive it if takes more then a second or so then there could be a tranny rebuild in the future. Rear mains dont usally leak that often on 7.3 so check the oil galley on top and the back side of the hpop to see if the gasket is leaking other then that not much to worry about.
  8. GB350

    GB350 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Check for wait to start light on and listen for click, could need a glow plug relay.
  9. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    He's asking $6K. Could only get him down to $5,500. No leaks under whole truck. No rot on pans.

    Wish I would of know about that little trick earlier today. Hpop???

    Said they tested it. Ok
  10. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    Well nevermind. He just sold it to someone else for $5700.

    I just called him to tell him I wanted it. Said it sold. I was the first person to look at it today.
  11. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    I've got a 2000 F450 that I'm looking to sell. Mine is in better shape than the one you were looking at plus it's a 4x4. My price is in the $12k range. If you're interested I can snap some pics.
  12. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    thanks, but out of my price range.
  13. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Looks(ed) Like a good truck- Was worth that price all day. Too bad it didnt work out.
  14. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    there will be others I know how frustrating it is to shop for trucks and even used mowers/atvs and when you finally decide its sold...