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Author Topic: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck  (Read 10390 times)

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I say a prayer for you guys every night for the advice everyone shares on here.
I lightly stepped away from the Silverado with the 383 in it. Its was a very nice truck but not knowing the things I learned from you all.....I wiped the tears and kept a hunting.

This truck came up for sale on CL last night as I was on CL looking............

Its a 1997 ford f250 ext cab 4x4. Has the 7.3 powerstroke with a automatic transmission that has been rebuilt with a up graded torque converter and valve body.  The truck it has been garage kept and took very good care of it has 144,500 miles it has a newer seat of 285/75/16 Maxxis bighorn tires its strait piped and has a ts 6 position chip and a k and n air filter it also has a gooseneck.

It was 80 miles away....the young man was really nice. We met half way today in the parking lot of Gander mountain.
Did an 18 mile test drive. Check everything. He showed what he knew, had a folder of receipts over the years and a clean Carfax.

I had the money in my pocket, the deal was made, we did the paper work on the hood, gave me keys and I was happy. Julie went with me and drove my Chevy Silverado 2WD back home.

Low and behold....I DID NOT get out of the parking lot and a NC Trooper stopped me for no tags.
Showed him my paper work and off I went.

Got back home...insured it and went to pay the property tax. Low and behold, 3 miles down the road, a S.C. Trooper stops me for no tag. Showed him the paper work and off I went. Its now after 5pm. Will get my tag in the morning. The property tax was only $18.00.  ;D

This 4x4 is what I need around the farm and mill. Have an appointment for 8:15 am for a complete service at the Ford dealership.
The truck is as clean as a penny inside and has been garaged since new. Why would this guy sell it?

DIVORCE !

Now I'm a Chevy man from birth...but could not pass this up for what I paid.  :)
 

  

  

  

  

  

 
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 07:33:34 PM »
Like you I am a GM guy.   That is one nice looking truck!!  Low mileage you did ggrrreat!

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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 07:40:13 PM »
Nice find!
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 07:41:34 PM »
i have a 97 also when new it looked like that. 18 years in the salt took its toll still runs like it did when new. the only real weak point was the ifs front axle. they would crack next to the u bolts on the drivers side. usually it was only trucks with snowplows. i would get ride of the tunner. that motor makes 225hp 500 lbs tq

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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2015, 07:44:40 PM »
I would say that you did very well.  Most of us have owned a Chevy at one time during our lives, and some of us survived.

I am not fond of the K&N air filters.
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2015, 07:48:03 PM »
Hay goat that looks like my truck same color only a lot cleaner but  mine is a work truck
Yer gonna like that 7.3
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 07:50:41 PM »
I've heard that is a good motor. As Lynn wrote, I too am not fond of the K & N filters.
I think you did fine with your CL discovery. Nice starter truck that should get you ready for your first Dodge Ram!
You're our goat after all. ;)
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2015, 07:52:30 PM »
Now I'm starting to feel "Warm and Fuzzy". Where did I hear that?  say_what

Anyway....I appreciate your thoughts, good and bad.  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2015, 07:52:40 PM »
You got good taste for a $300 guy
Nice Truck Enjoy
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2015, 07:56:46 PM »
Their advertising slogan, "The longest lasting trucks on the road." is not a joke.......

 

 


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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2015, 08:02:49 PM »
I'm jealous  ;D
Very nice and clean looking.

Don't need no chip  :)
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2015, 08:06:56 PM »
One good looking truck.  8) Two things, ditch them stinkin auto hubs and be religious about oil changes. The injectors rely on oil pressure to work.
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2015, 08:07:42 PM »
You done good. My 2001 F350 has 144,500 on it right now!
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2015, 08:34:37 PM »
Now I'm starting to feel "Warm and Fuzzy". Where did I hear that?  say_what

Anyway....I appreciate your thoughts, good and bad.  smiley_thumbsup

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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2015, 09:01:13 PM »
Love the long bed.  Good deal, David. 
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2015, 09:10:14 PM »
Posty,

   Congrats even if it is a Ford. I think the military is right on their vehicles with their flat, no frills, no gloss paint and such. No truck should be allowed to leave the dealers lot till it has been rolled at least twice. Then we will not be reluctant to drive it where a truck is designed to go.

    I thought you would have been shopping for a boat with recent weather. Since the New River is one of the few rivers that flow north I am now getting your water and it messed up my plans to put out catfish lines today. Maybe next week.

   
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2015, 09:31:14 PM »
Nice truck, sounds like a good deal. My brother once did a halfway deal like that. He had already seen the vehicle, came to an agreement over the phone and arranged to meet at a bus station at about the half way point so the seller could take a bus home. Did the paperwork and counted out the fairly substantial amount of money and then chatted for a while. Before the chat was over numerous police cars surrounded them and demanded to know what was going on. Someone called it in as a drug deal because of the amount of money changing hands.
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2015, 10:23:54 PM »
Good looking Pickup. 

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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2015, 10:28:16 PM »
Good looking truck you got there.
Dave you REALLY need to lose that K&N AFSO (air filter shaped object) as the let way more dust through than a paper filter.
My '96 has 244k on it and still runs great. Got a Edge programmer on it and full 3" down pipe, and its some where around 300hp 600ft lb of torque. ;D
If it ain't been done already consider changing out the turbo down pipe, the factory one are mashed so they clear easy but restrict the exhaust badly, a swap to a full 3" dp will free up about 20hp and allow the engine to breathe easier.
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Re: Alright Formites.....The Goat pulled the trigger on a Pick-Up Truck
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2015, 10:40:14 PM »
If ya take the K&N off, what do I replace it with?
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