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Hey guys, next month I'm gonna be getting my license, and I have money saved up to buy a new truck. I'm going to be using the truck for towing (me and my bud are startin' a landscape business), hauling bikes, etc.

Lately I have been looking at 90's Ford diesels(I love them, my dad has a 97 f350 dually 7.3L), And I have come upon a few that I may look at.

Just by searchin' on craigslist, here are a few I'm interested in, but I'll ask for your guys opinions on these trucks:

http://providence.craigslist.org/ctd/1661777122.html

http://providence.craigslist.org/ctd/1658804655.html

http://providence.craigslist.org/ctd/1657891110.html

http://providence.craigslist.org/cto/1653640855.html

http://providence.craigslist.org/ctd/1627359999.html

http://providence.craigslist.org/cto/1618576271.html

Thanks:thumbsup:

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Personally, I would stay away from the last truck, one reason is because it had a plow on it. I like the F350s just for the solid front axle, the F250s in that style had the TTB setup that is hard to keep in alignment, especially with a big, heavy diesel engine. One more thing to consider is the 7.3 powerstroke is a great engine, but the auto transmissions seem to need rebuilding at around 150000 miles or so.

I would look at the 1997 F250 with the stick shift, but thats just me, then the first two on your list.

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the second truck looks pretty nice in my opinion. wish there were some 7.3 around here like that....

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The last one is a definite no. He said it was recently painted and yet if it was, the painter didn't take the time to remove the drop-in bed liner to grind/paint because you can see tons of rust coming out. Not to mention, as already said, stay away from plow trucks. I do like the "This truck has little rust" when in all actuality it looks like a rust bucket, even from the pictures.

The third one seems pretty nice, I would go and take a closer look at that one.

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Thanks guys, and I completely forgot to look out at what each truck has for a front end

I checked out the 2nd truck again, and I noticed now that is has some rot above the fenders

I did however find a gasser that looks really nice

http://providence.craigslist.org/ctd/1651054646.html

I think it'll either be this truck, or I can choose between the first diesel with a stick, or the second and third trucks, although the second one has some rot

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wow those truck down here are 10k+

I thought they were all priced high.....

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I thought they were all priced high.....

97 powerstroke anything's that clean are around ~9-10k here

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97 powerstroke anything's that clean are around ~9-10k here

My buddy got a 96 i believe for 3000 it was pretty clean to had about 180k miles on it. It was a 4 door dually as well.

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My buddy got a 96 i believe for 3000 it was pretty clean to had about 180k miles on it. It was a 4 door dually as well.

That is my dream truck. 4 door 96-97 7.3 dually 👍 I am jealous

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Haha my dad has a 97 white dually crew with a 7.3l, I was going to take that, but seeing it's owned by his business I need a CDL, which I obviously can't get when I'm 16 and a half

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Check with your DMV on that. Some states can't deny you income if it involves driving. They can issue you a special exception but it might have a limitation such as time, days, or miles from office. It was a long time ago but it happened for me.

I have to share more detail b/c it was cool.

I was 14 and living in Texas. I was a part time mechanic, after school, at the local Yamaha shop. I had to be able to test drive the bikes I repaired!! The State said if I could pass the written and driving test then they would grant me an exception. Well, I passed. The license stated that I could operate any size CC motorcyle within a 5 mile radius of the shop I worked. LOL The best part? That 5 mile radius included my home and high school!! Yes, those were the days. Truth be told, the day I assembled Yamaha's new 1100cc road bike, my palms were sweating as the owner said "can you handle testing that one." This was in the '75-'76 timeframe so things may have changed a bit!

Were there's a will there's a way!! Good luck on the truck and the new business!!!

Have your parents call about exceptions to a CDL.

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