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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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What would you do?

It's been a long time since I've been on this site, but it looks like I'm getting back into diesels. I found a 2002 7.3 6sp 2wd cclb xlt for sale with 31k miles really cheap. My question is what would y'all do with it?

I was thinking of swapping over an 05+ front and rear 4x4 axles and also swapping of the grill and headlights. Is this truck worth it to make a 4x4 and possibly upgrade from the bench seats to buckets?

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 02:27 AM
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Re: What would you do?

Honestly a 2wd diesel. Nothing is more reliable, but also its not 4wd so instead of going slow on the rocks, go REALLY fast through three foot whoops and jump it.


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Re: What would you do?

the 2wd frame a coil buckets should accept the 05+ 4x4 supension quite easily. Its the transmission and t case, driveshafts part that will add a bunch of cost to the conversion
What do you plan to use the truck for?
How the heck does a 02 only have 31K miles!!?!?!?!?!

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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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President, those are all interesting ideas, but I dont know about jumping a crew cab long bed.

410, I figured as much for the o5+ coil brackets. right now I only plan on using it for a longer trips. I have a corolla as my daily driver. The story of the truck is that it was owned by an old man who wanted to travel around with his in-the-bed-camper when he rertired, but when the time came, his wife wasnt up for it. So, all he did was haul firewood with it for a few years. He recently died a few months ago and now his family is trying to get rid of it.

Do you think swapping interiors to a lariat of king ranch would add value to this truck or would it be a waste of money. Either way, I'll probably upgrade the seats, I'm just curious. I know a lot of really picky people who would say "it wasn't built like that from the factory so its not worth the extra money".
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Re: What would you do?

That truck on eBay would bring $20k-$30k as is.

My question is. Do you really need a 4x4. Where do you live?

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Im in the north east right now, but should be heading to Washington State before Christmas this year. Are you kidding about ebay? I had no Idea a work truck could be worth so much.
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people see 7.3 and loose their minds. i have seen 7.3 trucks with 350,000 miles on them sell for $25,000+

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Re: What would you do?

Lots of people think the 7.3 is the last good diesel ford had. Plus with the zf6. Its indestructible in their eyes. At 31k its just broke in.

I would buy it and just drive it. You will need 4x4 in Washington. I like the idea of a 4x4 swap.

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That's a hell of a deal. I thought I found a one off when I bought a 99 F250 SD with only 56K miles 2 years ago. Now I'm almost up to 85K miles.

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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-30-2017, 09:37 AM
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Re: What would you do?

I live in western was, and I honestly don't think you'd need 4x4. I've used mine just a handful of times when not intentionally needing it. I think buy it maybe level the front 3nd a bit and drive it, and with the manual transmission you'll knock down some good mpg. 8f you're really worried about needing 4x4 consider a air of e-locker. It would be way cheaper then 4x4 swap and a fully locked rear and good driving is almost as good as 4wd. If doing a locker maybe change ring and pinion to something a little taller to improve mpg. Either way it would be a solid right. Good luck
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