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well, since i wrecked up the bed on my existing 97 2wd, someone responded to my want-ad on craigslist. i met up with the guy in cape coral/punta gorda and bought a new bed for my truck. while im there, he asked if i knew of anyone lookin to buy a truck like mine, except a dually and a 5sp with only a few 1000 miles more than my truck. i said Maybe, how much. he comes back with $4100. tells me he cant keep it cuz he blew his knee out in a car accident and cant work the clutch so hes selling the truck unfinished. that was 2 months ago. i called him out of the blue 2 weeks ago and ask about it. he said he was just getting ready to list it on ebay for $5000. he claims the price went up because he picked up just about every front end suspension componenent (uninstalled yet), new shocks (installed), 2 new front tires (installed), 2006 dually bed with bed liner and tailgate (installed, sorta), 2006 sport rear bumper (installed, sorta), 2 new optima red tops (installed), modded P-pump, spare dent-free fender assy (uninstalled) and thats about all. he told me that if i come get it before that weekend (of the ebay listing) that he would knock off a few $100. i showed up on friday, checked it out and we settled on $4800.








so, the details are:
-4wd
-4.10 gears
-SLT laramie with every option except slider window apparently
-mint uncracked dash
-broken cup holder
-114k miles
-ex-utility truck for private home builder (reason for new bed)
-12valve
-cracked guage cluster lens
-worn driver seat fabric
-northern truck with some rust
-afc arm/stop removed, stock fuel plate i think
-silencing ring removed
-low idle/stalls after blipping the throttle

my plans are (after i finish my current 2wd truck and sell it) are;
-tap KDP
-boost, egt, fuel press guages
-dash mat cover
-body and paint (mount bed and rear bumper properly)
-re-upholster seats
-6" stacks with rain caps and cover plate for pipes
-convert to air-ride
-22.5's
hopefully in that order :thumbsup
 

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that is one good looking "bed" :lol3:

good buy though.
 

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That's the Dodge Skittles edition.:lol3:

Looks like a nice project though. Good luck
 

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sweet deal ya got there!! heck that bed is worth 1500-2000!!!! Id say pull the bed and sell it for a nice flat bed, then run a single stack up thru it!!!

awesome find though!! good luck on the project!
 

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I never realized how much bigger the body is on the '03 and newer trucks, then the 94-02 trucks. Good platform, it should make you a stout one when you are done. :thumbsup
 

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don't change a thing. and they call that color, awesome.
 

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i would put on the 2nd gen bed and sell the 1 on there

you can make some extra coin on that deal
 

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nahh its one of a kind no one else has that keep it paint it a solid color haha and throw some bigger tires and it'd be a damn awesome truck
 

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The finished product is gonna be one good looking truck :thumbsup...not too bad now for a frankenstein truck...
 
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