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Well I have decided I want a 1st gen and I'm going to look at one tomorrow (Saturday)
I need the opinions of those very knowledgable with these trucks so that I can make an informed decision.
Here is what I know:
1990 5 spd 4x4 with a 6" lift. RCLB
Steering stabilizer bracket is broken off
Needs front end work (I'm assuming tie rods ball joints all that)
Does not start well with the key but will push start
used to have an air dog on it
Pump and timing are turned up and leaks a little
leaks a little oil
Shifter is broken (guy uses a pipe to shift it)
He is asking $2500 I plan to start at $1800
None of these sound very serious to me but I'd like some input preferably with some estimates on prices to fix the problems.
I will need to get this truck to Daily Driver status quickly and then will go through and fix it up towards what I have planned
I think a 90 has a external regulator and maybe a cable driven speedo which would be good. The grid heaters you can wire to operate by push button and use when needed. Can't think of anything else that would be controlled by the ECM. My speedometer doesn't work so I use a Garmin.
92 D250 custom made bed, 190 inj., 16cm , electric cooling fan, 2nd gen air horn, 5spd., Dana 61 3.31 gears, 1 stage W/M set up
97 2500 4X4 auto DDP 40 HP injectors, no 8 fuel plate, homemade 3" intake horn, BD converter, BHAF, electric cooling fan
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Id probably start around $1400 and go from there. Get a feel for the guys personality and use judgement. But from what your describing the truck has quite a few problems but nothing real serious. A few hundred dollars and some time and youll have a $3500 truck imho. Id probably say that the truck has quite a bit more than 86k on it. Truck in the sw usually are pretty solid, if taken care of, til 250k-350k. Good luck and dont be too jjmpy on it. Ive seen it on CL before.
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