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FryDaddy
03-21-2010, 07:44 PM
Let me start by saying that a few weeks ago I totalled my little truck. I have always said that my next was going to be a 2500 diesel. I'm looking at 02-04 models. Well, I find an 02 in good shape, $19k with about 93k miles, leather & crew cab (what i've been looking for). But the only problem is that the whole frame is rusting :confused: . I don't know if this truck came from up north where road salt & other chemical stuff have started the frame to rust. Is this something that can be sandblasted and fixed or would the frame just rust through & the cab be left laying on the road in the next few yrs.

If its something simple that can be fixed, how much should the seller wiggle off the price if any?

Milwaukee
03-21-2010, 09:39 PM
RUN AWAY.

rust frame isn't worth work. It could be sit in flood of salt water from South. wiring harness on frame could be rot too.


You can find another one with no rust or less.

mike lane lawn care
03-22-2010, 12:38 AM
is it just surface rust or is it more severe? if it's just surface rust then, a good coat of rust inhibitor will solve that problem.

FryDaddy
03-22-2010, 12:54 AM
im not sure if just surface or completely thru, but it is from the front to rear of truck
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P.Services
03-22-2010, 01:03 AM
find a better deal man!! 93k miles?? huh. i paid 23 for mine with less then 20k miles and its a 2008 with the new body style!

FryDaddy
03-22-2010, 11:33 AM
you got a great deal if you found a crew cab loaded.
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ZTR_Diesel
03-22-2010, 07:39 PM
Way too much money for that old of a truck. Do a nationwide search on autotrader and travel to buy the rigth one. Even with the D-max, that should not sell for much over 13k.

Some rust isn't bad - but it's not going to get better either. check out anything good.

Sure you really need a 3/4 ton truck? They are much more expensive to maintain as parts, etc simply cost much more.

ZTR_Diesel
03-22-2010, 07:42 PM
Way too much money for that old of a truck. Do a nationwide search on autotrader and travel to buy the rigth one. Even with the D-max, that should not sell for much over 13k.

Some rust isn't bad - but it's not going to get better either. check out anything good.

Sure you really need a 3/4 ton truck? They are much more expensive to maintain as parts, etc simply cost much more. (I say this after owning a 2500 HD for 8.5 years, with records to prove costs of things such as ball joints, brake rotors, etc.) Plus with something older, you can count on it needing quite a bit of maintnace over the next few years too. Sometimes smaller IS better.

ZTR_Diesel
03-22-2010, 07:43 PM
Okay, that was odd. Hit the quote instead of "edit." Oops.

BJWLAWNCARE
03-22-2010, 09:03 PM
Way too much. I paid for a reg cab off road F-250 with the tow and snow plow package in 03 brand new, 23,100. 1 mile on it. I know you get the back seat and all but that is way high. Find something that is newer or less money. 20,000 for something with 100,000 is way way high.

rcslawncare
03-22-2010, 09:17 PM
Pass on the price and miles...