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Tow rig/daily driver

All that will be up on Autotrader shortly. The truck as i remember has the new frame, plus new gas tank a replacement bed new rockers new Bielstein shocks in front, new drive shaft a locking rear diff. a better transfer case new brake lines new tires and nice rims. The engine is the indestructible 4.7L and is at 200k mine is the same engine and the purr like a kitten. Several have gone a million miles literally. At $7500 I'm half tempted and i don't need it as my 470gx and a trailer works for me.
 
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bowhunter1023

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For you Dodge guys.

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After 3+ months of waiting. We close the book on another truck😞. Ford is a total loss as the frame is buckled under the passenger door. Next truck will be a cash buy, I'm done. I've spent entirely way to much money over the last 5 years on trucks. Nothing to show for it. (It pictures better than it is) Last entry for the Ford.
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Shopping around for a new truck casually. Are most dealers around you guys marking trucks up at a “market-rate” above window sticker?

One hell of a bait and switch to get you in the door.
 

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Yes, it should be illegal. As if they don't make enough money on the sale at regular price. Freaking thieves!
 
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Man, just looked at autotrader to see what inventory (lack there of) and nada.com said about things......wtf?!?! Nothing available and highest inflation item over last year, crazy.
 

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I got $9,000 more for my truck after driving it for 2 years. I fought to get it fixed because I knew I couldn't replace it. Truck market is stupid...has to crash at some point. I've been saying that since this thread started. Lol
 
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Truck market is stupid...has to crash at some point. I've been saying that since this thread started. Lol
Agreed. At this point, I may have to decide if I should put commercial plates or historical plates on my trucks. I'm not replacing with newer ones. I'm going to keep wrenching on what we have.
 

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Yes, it should be illegal. As if they don't make enough money on the sale at regular price. Freaking thieves!
Was told by Wyler their market up price would be 12% over, then 26% over in 2 weeks, then 35% over the next week. A simple auto populate on their website to show updated prices would save a lotta BS
 

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Was told by Wyler their market up price would be 12% over, then 26% over in 2 weeks, then 35% over the next week. A simple auto populate on their website to show updated prices would save a lotta BS
To not price gouge your customers would make it easier also.
 
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giles

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Time for a Tudra Dave. Just do it and be done.
I could easily get by with a half ton now that the camper is parked. Tundra is just beyond what I have in cash right now. I'm not the Tundra hater. I actually like them. You could always sell me yours for $10,000 and I'll come get it. Say the first week of November work? 😂
 

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I could easily get by with a half ton now that the camper is parked. Tundra is just beyond what I have in cash right now. I'm not the Tundra hater. I actually like them. You could always sell me yours for $10,000 and I'll come get it. Say the first week of November work? 😂
Well I might have to ask $11k or so for it with the crazy market! Just got done cleaning it up this morning. Still not one lick of trouble!!!
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Nearly a grand in engine/trans maintenance parts & upgrades for this 01 F250 Superduty.

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Engine wire harness replacement
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Parts & maintenance repairs:

  • New emergency rear brakes installation
  • New driver side rear caliper installation
  • New rear brakes installation
  • New 3 Dot brake fluid w/ complete flush & bleed
  • Tire rotation
  • New radiator hoses installation, top & bottom
  • New Radiator installation
  • New engine anti-freeze installation w/ complete flush
  • New Transmission Pan Filter installation
  • Repainted Transmission Pan
  • New In-Line Transmission Magnet Filter installation
  • New Transmission Gasket installation
  • New Transmission Fluid (17.7qrts.) installation
  • New Oil Filter installation
  • New Synthetic Rotella Oil (15qrts.) installation
  • Lubed all U-Joints & Suspension Fittings
  • Topped off Rear Axle w/ gear oil and Repainted Rear Axle Cover
  • New K&N Air Filter w/ new screen cover installation
  • New AB Indicator Assembly for Air Filter installation
  • Rebuilt entire Fuel Bowl because it leaked.
  • New Complete Gaskets & O-Rings installation for the entire Fuel Bowl
  • New Fuel Bowl Fuel Water Separator installation
  • New Pressure Regulator Billet for Fuel Bowl installation
  • New Fuel Filter installation in Fuel Bowl
  • New Complete Engine Wire Harness installation
  • New OEM alternator installation
  • New Driver side & Passenger side Mirror’s installations
  • New Exhaust Back Pressure Sensor installation
  • Cleaned Out Exhaust Back Pressure Tube that connects to the outtake exhaust manifold.
  • New Camshaft Position Sensor installation
  • New 850 CCA/1000 Cranking Amp Main Battery installation
  • New Serpentine Belt installation
  • Complete engine & electrical maintenance cleaning and retorqued all bolts/nuts on all other engine components and/or parts to spec
The motor runs strong still with nearly 250k in overall mileage. This 7.3-liter (445cu”) Powerstroke turbo motor currently holds the reputation of lasting a million plus miles if maintained properly, which I have done and will continue to do. Who knows, I just might eventually place that motor and tranny into my 96’ F350 1ton to replace the 460 cu” gasoline fuel injected manual five speed.

Not entirely sure if or when I’ll fix the rest, but if I do, what is left to do, is a little front-end body work, like a new front bumper and one new front bumper frame to install, straighten out the front driver side fender some, a new driver side headlight assembly and a turn signal assembly that needs to be replaced and then, I’ll need to straighten out the engine hood just a tiny bit and maybe a new or used truck long bed because the current one has server rust underneath and all along the fender wells. The rest of the truck, like the frame, cab and doors s are fine.

It’s just a work truck however, I need this 20-year-old pickup to last me at least another year or possibly two, or until I finish building our new house, which ever comes first.

I never had to do any real major mechanical work to this vehicle since I purchased it new, simple basic regular maintenance only, that is it.

Undoubtedly though, this truck is the least out of pocket, most cost-efficient motor vehicle I have ever owned by far except for all the motorcycles I previously owned, and I have owned outright several different motor vehicles throughout the decades; such as several Fords-pickups & sport cars, a few GM Chevy cars/currently a nice sporty Cadillac, a Pontiac Trans am, a couple of Dodge Mopars, three 1979-82 AMC Jeeps and even a couple of rice burners.

I have always done all my own mechanical maintenance and/or motor engine swaps/rebuilds/repairs on all my mechanical equipment throughout the years, which includes mowers and tractors as well.

Nowadays, when I finish these kinds of jobs, I do wonder how much this type of work would have cost me if I were to have some mechanical auto repair shop do it for me. I am, however, quite the stickler for quality parts and quality service, so, I suppose I will continue to do this kind of work myself.

Granted, the Cadillac, that car is still under manufacture/dealer warranty, and it does go to the dealer’s shop to get worked on for pretty much everything and I have had them screw things up a couple of times since we have owned it outright. I always go through the car with a fine-tooth comb afterwards of whatever kind of work performed by whomever.

Well, since this thread quite ironically came up while I worked on my pickup over the past week in the shop, I thought it would be appropriate to share my still and current ‘tow rig/daily driver’ with you all. Not that she's a beauty anymore, but she still runs great for such an old truck.
 

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After 13 years it looks like you toyota guys are getting an update!
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Who is getting in line? I'm excited to see what PowerPlant they will stuff in it. 3.5L twin turbo? Hybrid? 5.7L turbo? Diesel?

Sounds like the V-8 is being phased out though.