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Old 05-01-2014, 12:36 PM
VikingLawnService VikingLawnService is offline
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Help on seeing if a truck is in good shape

Background: I started in my neighborhood and one of my customers moved and wanted my to mow his 7 acre prop!! Guy is loaded and is a great guy and is helping me get other large residential in his neighborhood.

Problem: I do not want to pull an enclosed trailer with my current vehicle because it has a history of transmission problems. I found the truck of my dreams!!!! The issue is it is 2.5 hours away and I do not trust myself with my current knowledge on trucks to make a good decision on if the truck is good under the hood.

Advice I need: How do I check to make sure I do not buy this thing and it is a piece of junk?Good questions I should ask the owner

Specs of the truck: 94' F-150 6 1/2 bed. V8 4x4 regular cab almost rust free. K&N cold air intake, custom stainless duel exhaust,with 4in tips, new shocks, new spark plugs new oil, new oil filter. He wants 4,500.

Always appreciate the input!
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:08 PM
ecurbthims ecurbthims is online now
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There is no magical questions ,as the seller is under no obligation to tell you the truth .I suggest you ask the seller if you can bring it to a shop to have it checked out if you do not have the skills to do it yourself .Do Not go to his shop ,or his buddies shop ,go to a shop you chose .For that kind of money ,the truck would have to be very mint for something that old , probably the pickiest place to bring it would be the local Ford dealer .It will cost you a few bucks ,but might save your bacon if the trucks junk .
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:59 PM
VikingLawnService VikingLawnService is offline
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Thanks for the input.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:01 PM
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What engine?
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