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Old 07-13-2016, 10:10 PM
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It all seems original but I haven't checked numbers yet. Second owner truck. I think I'm going to go ahead and get it. I have a spare 5.4 sitting on a pallet that I was going to rebuild in my spare time. I made an offer and we'll see if he accepts it. The engine is quieter than most 5.4 or 4.6's for that matter. I was very surprised how well and quiet it was.

JB--it does have the 8.8, but I have a spare locker from a 2010 Mustang w/31 splines, so I've got the rearend covered. I also have a set of 3.5x's for an 8.8, still new in a box, so I have everything but a new c/sleeve and seal. It also has drum rear A/Locks rear brakes. I have access to a 9.75 from a 2003 with same gearing, for $250 from a buddy. I may just go that route and do the brakes to match. A new m/cyl will cure that problem. I have one of those sitting for this very change, I was going to do on my 98 Scab.

We'll see if he goes for my offer.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:17 PM
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2 or 4wd? Looks decent enough. Maybe take it for a test drive to see how she goes.

I thought the 4.6 was just a smaller displacement 5.4. No? Ford liked the term ' modular' so i figured most parts wouldve been interchangable.

Dodge mechanic i knew said all mfgs had their problems/ lemons. Buying any car is a crapshoot. You just gotta say your prayers and hope for the best.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:19 PM
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Might want to pick up a better booster if you go rear disk. 97/98 are tiny in comparison to 99 +. I think it's a single diaphragm vs duel.

I got to do something with my brakes as well, don't trust them now. Probably go with Expy hardware. I wonder if 5/16 lines would help... vs 3/16 ?
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:26 PM
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AK- 2000.00?- that truck would go 5k even at the pay here lots down here! Is it as clean inside as it is outside?- even if you just want a knock around truck, i dont see how you could beat it.
You are experienced enough- a good test drive should tell you a lot.-if its a project truck so much the better. IMO- get it! Regards, Bear
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:31 PM
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The engines quiet and smooth.

Now take a look at it.

Yea, that truck is a steal for sure.

How much is shipping to MI AK ?
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:41 AM
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RC...It's costing my daughter $2200 for her Nissan Rouge from Anchorage to Atlanta GA. I would guess about close to the same. Maybe a bit less. Why would you even consider something like that? Isn't there any good trucks in Michigan, or is rust a big problem there? We don't use salt per se, we use a liquid and sand. No more rust. We used to have major rot, until they switch to the liquids.
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AK- i think Jbrew was thinking out loud, i know i did for a second.- im in southern Ohio and you just dont hardly find trucks that nice, that cheap.
Although there are some 10th gen trucks around that are pretty nice. The owner wont part with it or they price it around 9k. thats why i believe you should get it, heck its worth that as a back up vehicle. I dont know about up there, but here insurance wouldnt even be too bad.
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Sorry RC. I thought I was reading your post, but it was JBrew. Sometimes reading on a small screen isn't a great idea. lol

I'm currently waiting for a call back to see if we have a deal or not. I'll know in the morning I guess, because I have to get some sleep for a change. lol
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Yes, im on last 12 start-up tonight-usually a day mechanic-
You have a good night. Regards, Bear
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Originally Posted by akdoggie View Post
RC...It's costing my daughter $2200 for her Nissan Rouge from Anchorage to Atlanta GA. I would guess about close to the same. Maybe a bit less. Why would you even consider something like that? Isn't there any good trucks in Michigan, or is rust a big problem there? We don't use salt per se, we use a liquid and sand. No more rust. We used to have major rot, until they switch to the liquids.
yeah the Midwest has a hard-on for salt... Very unfortunate
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