I just recently sold my 2013 Cummins and looking to get into an OBS
I attached some pics of the truck I'm considering. It's a 97 F350 with 330k km on the body and 180k km on a 2002 7.3L engine swap. It has a 4 in suspension lift and a 3 in body lift. Body is clean and we like the satin black. Was going to give the guy $10k, then we got it inspected at a diesel shop near the guy, and realized it was a bit of a project. The owner is having his mechanic fix a misfire, clean up the engine wiring and a few other things with the engine and sensors. We will have to do:
-Rad support and 6L tranny cooler (he's throwing it in to the deal)
-Rear leaf springs which I may upgrade to the 4 in skyjacker ones to make sure it can handle a sled in it
-Fix some play in the front left axle, could be a missing shim or snap ring, the mechanic said (or the hub itself needs replacing).
Also want to do some cosmetic/longevity upgrades including
-Sand blast (?) and undercoat undercarriage so it's black and not rusty looking, hopefully prevent further rusting
-37in wheels and tires
-Newer winch bumper
-Maybe a paint job down the road to make it shiny black...
After the inspection, the seller told us he didn't realize there was a misfire and all the other stuff and was quick to get it booked in for some of the more important fixes. He dropped the price to $8500 CAD or (6350 US) which gives us some room to stay under the $15k mar with all the work and upgrades we are wanting to do.
Any advice? Is this a bad idea?