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I got a "new" truck #5425637 05/10/20 03:32 PM
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So my 95 F150 failed state inspection. Needs a leaf spring and the front shock-spring towers. They aren't enforcing the law on that at present but I wanted to see what else was out there. Wound up with this, a 2008 silverado in W/T trim, with the 5.3 and 4 speed auto. First time I ever had an automatic truck. This thing flies!

It has 240k, an airbag light, was probably wrecked, has overspray everywhere, and is in quarantine right now. I drove home in a mask and gloves, wiped the control surfaces down with clorox wipes, took a shower, and laundered my clothes. It's still skeevy! Tires are wrecked, seller claims "needs alignment", sticker ran out last year. Seller owned it 2 months, never put the title in his name. I presbyterianed him down to $2200 and home she sits... in quarantine. LOL

Lame as it is, it's not rusty!

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Re: I got a "new" truck [Re: eljefino] #5425644 05/10/20 03:40 PM
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YAAAAHOO! Somebody had a good time in that thing!

Re: I got a "new" truck [Re: eljefino] #5425649 05/10/20 03:43 PM
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Nice find! At least it's not rusty. Nice racing slicks too!

Between the dollar in the door and $.35 deposit in cans, you made out for only spending $2198.65.


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Re: I got a "new" truck [Re: eljefino] #5425650 05/10/20 03:43 PM
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Looks like it has had a rough life. Likely just driven and had bare minimum maintenance.


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Re: I got a "new" truck [Re: eljefino] #5425663 05/10/20 04:06 PM
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Go over it with a fine toothed comb looking for illegal crap like a worn out crack stem, rig(s).... .


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Originally Posted by skyactiv
Go over it with a fine toothed comb looking for illegal crap like a worn out crack stem, rig(s).... .


I might even see if a local leo would have his dog sniff it out, since you just bought it. Better to find it now, than at a roadside stop!

The bed tells a lot.

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Re: I got a "new" truck [Re: eljefino] #5425683 05/10/20 04:52 PM
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I was about to say the same thing. Check all the "stash" locations to make sure you don't get pulled over and "the dog alerted sir, please step out the vehicle"

Id run the plates to make sure it wasn't used for smash an grab job. Owned only two months, not transferred title.......hmmm....

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“Not rusty”? Then, what’s going on with the left rear fender?

I think I’d do another wipe down, replace those seats, and go through every hidden compartment... eek


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Re: I got a "new" truck [Re: eljefino] #5425706 05/10/20 05:21 PM
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I think you got a Vermont truck. Did you see the cans and bottles in the bed? If it was a Maine truck it would have 800 cans in the bed!

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Originally Posted by Astro14
“Not rusty”? Then, what’s going on with the left rear fender?

I think I’d do another wipe down, replace those seats, and go through every hidden compartment... eek



Exactly, the truck looks highly suspicious and in no way roadworthy with bald tires. Oh well, one mans junk is another mans treasure!


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Well, that spare seems to have a lot of meat on it. I would go thru a different lane at the inspection station however. You wouldn’t want to get the same guy.

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I hope you got a tetanus shot before you took this thing home.

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I'm showering with my clothes on after just seeing the pics.

To me, that truck is rough even for you Sir. Cheers2

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Re: I got a "new" truck [Re: Astro14] #5425724 05/10/20 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Astro14
“Not rusty”? Then, what’s going on with the left rear fender?

I think I’d do another wipe down, replace those seats, and go through every hidden compartment... eek


Fender lip rust is a mere mid-life crisis point!

As for the seats, it'd look good with a Mexican blanket. wink

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You're aware this is first gen "displacement on demand"? Hope the old boy isn't drinking oil.

Bonus in the door pocket, $1, a hitch ball, and a new hole saw! Report back with an inventory of useful stuff found!

I'll likely have nightmares about my old Pa rustbuckets after seeing that.



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