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Old June 16th, 2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Looking at a 1999 F350 CCLB. It has 254K on it, auto trans, manual transfer case, Warn Lock outs. It's set up to plow, and the frame looks straight. Asking price is 5K. Anything else I should be looking for/ at that would be a deal breaker?

I should add, this is for my parents. It's sole job will be to haul their 26 foot cruiser, and occasional Menards trips ect. Estimated annual mileage, is 4000-5000 miles.




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Old June 16th, 2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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what motor?

Mine was a 7.3 needed and a windsheild seal, which fried the GEM, which killed both batteries daily, wouldn't shift out of 4 low (electric transfer case) The door lock actuators stopped working, the door sensors needed constant lubing to allow the truck to realize the doors were shut, the oil pan was rusting through, it leaked fuel, the rear diff speed sensor was replaced twice, the gas pedal went out twice ($450 each). I replaced the driver rear caliper 2 or 3 times. Figure a complete front end rebuild runs about $450 for parts but thats everything (Tire rods and ball joints).

Other than that it was a great truck.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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what motor?

Mine was a 7.3 needed and a windsheild seal, which fried the GEM, which killed both batteries daily, wouldn't shift out of 4 low (electric transfer case) The door lock actuators stopped working, the door sensors needed constant lubing to allow the truck to realize the doors were shut, the oil pan was rusting through, it leaked fuel, the rear diff speed sensor was replaced twice, the gas pedal went out twice ($450 each). I replaced the driver rear caliper 2 or 3 times. Figure a complete front end rebuild runs about $450 for parts but thats everything (Tire rods and ball joints).

Other than that it was a great truck.
I replaced the door lock actuators, tires, fuel drain valve, batteries and brakes all the way around...it has needed nothing else, it's been a great truck
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If its a 7.3 has the trans been gone threw and upgraded?
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Looks like a gasser
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7.3

One of The issues you had with yours is one of the reasons I like this truck. It has the manual engagement (on the floor) for the Transfer Case.

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If its a 7.3 has the trans been gone threw and upgraded?
No idea. It's at a dealer. I took it out and romped in it and it shifted quite smooth. I'm going to look at it again this morning. Pending a major rusted oil pan, I think it's a go.
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I'll add, if that's a gasser the price seems "ok" not awesome. If they are only going to put 4-5,000 miles on it per year I'd suggest storing it inside. Any amount of moisture will reek havoc on the electrical systems, especially if the windsheild seal is bad at all (mine was real bad and in the end literally killed the truck) and there's any moisture in the truck while its sitting.

My truck had 220k or so on it when I sold it. Mine was starting to get crusty from being parked outside and not driven often. With that being a plow truck, i'd be weary of what the salt in parking lots (or his spreader) has done to the underside of the truck.

*edit* Mine was on it's second transmission. I never had a transmission problem.

Even with all of the electrical issues and crap going on with my truck I was lucky that it never left me stranded. Over the 2+ years I owned it, it was always solid on road trips. As the GEM issues got worse it did become a major chore to get it started however.
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One of The issues you had with yours is one of the reasons I like this truck. It has the manual engagement (on the floor) for the Transfer Case.


The staying in 4 lo was related to the GEM, not any of the parts in the 4x4 system. The point is make sure you check out all of the electrical and make sure there are not any quirks, also before you buy it do some google searches on finding a GEM should yours go bad.
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Well, I came out side this afternoon, and here it is. I said, "you go home you naughty truck!" but it won't leave. Even followed me to work.
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Well, I came out side this afternoon, and here it is. I said, "you go home you naughty truck!" but it won't leave. Even followed me to work.
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Finally got it out of the body shop today. It recieved:

2013 take off box
2013 take off bumper
New Cab corners (both sides)
New Rockers (both sides)
New door inner panels (all 4)
New ID lights
New Chrome body kit
Roof rust @ ID lights repaired
Entire cab paint job
Brush guard blasted and re poweder coated
Rear frame cross member replaced and under body coated







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this is my buddys old truck we use it as a landscaping/plow truck for 4 years
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Old November 4th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #13
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Finally got it out of the body shop today. It recieved:

2013 take off box
2013 take off bumper
New Cab corners (both sides)
New Rockers (both sides)
New door inner panels (all 4)
New ID lights
New Chrome body kit
Roof rust @ ID lights repaired
Entire cab paint job
Brush guard blasted and re poweder coated
Rear frame cross member replaced and under body coated
If you don't mind me asking what did you pay to get the rust repair and cab to be painted?
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The whole thing was <5K. All the paper work is in the truck right now, so I don't know what just the rust repair/paint job cost. Got the bed LineX ed Friday, and dropped it off this morning to get Ziebart 2 stage under-body coating applied. Hopefully this truck runs for a long time.
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The whole thing was <5K. All the paper work is in the truck right now, so I don't know what just the rust repair/paint job cost. Got the bed LineX ed Friday, and dropped it off this morning to get Ziebart 2 stage under-body coating applied. Hopefully this truck runs for a long time.
That's not too bad It seems like the new beds have been going for 2k alone. I need to do the same thing to my truck before too long. looks good by the way
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throw some 2002 headlights on it and it will look amazingly new
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That's not too bad It seems like the new beds have been going for 2k alone. I need to do the same thing to my truck before too long. looks good by the way
Got the bed from a guy in Lowell. He picked it up in Oklahoma as a factory take off. 1300.00.
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