A friend of mine is hooked-on-Diesel... ever since riding for the 1st time in my truck about 1 year ago.
We went to look at two Cummins yesterday.
The first one was a 1993 350 dually, and here's a thread where I posted pics
The second one, and the spotlight of this thread, is a very nice 1997 2500 4x4, long bed, basic cab.
I really liked this truck... my friend wants an extended cab... yet these trucks don't come on sale too often over in our neck of the woods.
So the guy is asking for $6,800, and he said he could go as low as $6,000.
The seller was very friendly and answered all questions... talked about the good things and the bad things of the truck.
The odometer was reading around 135,000 miles... I didn't snap a pic of it, so I'm not sure.
The upper part of the dashboard has been replaced... which is awesome, as it has no cracks.
Air conditioning works very good.
Transmission, he said he got it rebuilt and dumped around $1,500 into it.
He said he changed the clutch discs, the valve body, and torque converter.
Torque converter he said was of "3,500"... which I find odd considering the engine's redline. Maybe that was unintended misinformation on his part.
The transmission shifts superb... although with a hard 1-2 upshift.
Overdrive works as it should.
He said the engine's modifications were limited to a screw inside "here".
He pointed to the rear of the P-pump, so I'm guessing he meant the star-wheel.
The other mod was he said the engine had a new "fuel plate" (he used a different term... yet that was what he was referring to).
Oh, and the airfilter, he had a cone directly hooked-up to the turbo intake.
He does have the factory airbox and intake tube... so that's a plus.
It has a single stack, and chrome "roll-over" bars with two flood lights.
Here are the pics:
(( that's my girl in the background ))
Oh yeah... he said it was lifted 3 inches in the front, with 3 inch Rancho shocks.
4x4 system worked good... engaged and disengaged Hi and Lo.
Didn't go four-wheeling in the truck though.
So, what you think?
Personally, I really liked this truck.
Oh yeah, he had big 37s mounted on the new rims, yet the terminals (he says) were bad, and the two fronts got all chewed up.
So he replaced all the terminals in the front, and placed the small tires.
He told us we could take the two good 37s in his garage if we wanted them... if we didn't, no problem. (no extra money... just, if we want them, cool)
He said it has a 'performance' valve body, that's why it shifts hard from 1-2.
Thanks for your time guys!