I wanted to express my appreciation to everyone that provided input about this truck and Ford's V10. It really help me make an informed decision and caused me to do my homework. Bottom line is that everything work out to where I can loose. Here's why: In my original thread "F450 V10 Question" I stated it was I 2001 when actually it's a 2002. Miles on the ODO are 22,727. I hadn't seen the truck on the road the past year and had forgot that it had Alcoa wheels on it. This may be a dumb point, but all I could remember is that the cab and dump were red and it was always clean whenever I saw it on the road. Since I'm not a fan of red trucks - no offense intended - I wasn't to interested. However, the shinny aluminum wheels make it all work. The 11 foot dump bed is a 9, because it is slighly used. The interior a 10. The overall exterior condition and appearance of the truck is 9.5 - would have been a 10 except for a golf ball size dent in the front bumper. When not on the road this truck was kept in a heated shop. Tires will need to be replaced within a year and new 225/70R19.5's will cost $2K. Truck is tight and it runs smooth and strong. The manual tranny and clutch operate smooth and tight. Even though I wanted a diesel I couldn't pass this deal up. We agreed on a price that would allow me to do a Cummins conversion if the V10 pukes a plug or otherwise acts up. Since the truck and frame are virtually rust free, I'm going to have the cab rust proofed and I'll POR-15 paint the frame and underside of the dump.