How Overpriced is this 7.3?

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  1. 72Rockcruiser

    72Rockcruiser Actually Wheels Now!?!

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    2001 Ford F350 4X4 - 7.3 Diesel

    I like this truck a lot. But 7.3 prices are nuts right now and I'm wondering about the value of the mods?

    PS I hate that fucking bumper and winch on the front so I could recoup a little cash selling that.
     
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  2. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    WHOA!

    That is just dumb. DUMB!

    it’s very nice and clean with low miles, but there’s no way I’d pay that much. I could find a 6.7 PSD for that much.

    At the end of the day, they truck is worth what YOU are willing to pay for it. But holy cow that’s a lot of money for a 20 year old truck.
     
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  3. adamk

    adamk Well-Known Member

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    Since it’s kind of an opinion based question, it’s way over priced to me. I don’t get how a truck almost 20 years old can go for over $20k
     
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  4. 72Rockcruiser

    72Rockcruiser Actually Wheels Now!?!

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    Have any of you shopped for a low mile 7.3 lately? Not disagreeing with you, They are all priced crazy!! And Unfortunately for me I really like that engine/body style. I had a 99 ECLB with 59K miles and I loved it, but we had kids and the baby seats wouldn't fit in the back.

    Edit, he is not firm on price, but not in a hurry to sell. I'm pretty sure I could get him down to 22/23k. Still fucking painfull.
     
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  5. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    I wouldn't buy it just because it has an ATS transmission in it.
     
  6. benXJ

    benXJ Well-Known Member

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    Just make an offer on it. Sure, these low mile 7.3 are priced high....no one knows if they are selling for anywhere near it. The market will decide what they are really worth.

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  7. obullfish

    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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    To me not worth more than 15k
     
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  8. 72Rockcruiser

    72Rockcruiser Actually Wheels Now!?!

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    I take it they are junk?
     
  9. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Yeah, that's a ridiculous price. $15k max with mods, and even that seems high. Mods don't add much value, maybe a grand or two. In a sensible world, that would be a $10k truck, Warn 8274s would be $400, and Dana 300s would be $100...
     
  10. 72Rockcruiser

    72Rockcruiser Actually Wheels Now!?!

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    Well if ATS transmissions are junk, its a Moo Point. You know, its like a Cow's opinion, it doesn't matter.

    And I'm going to look at a different truck Monday.
     
  11. benXJ

    benXJ Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention 4 door long bed ...the least desirable truck out there, unless you're running a lawn care crew.

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  12. 72Rockcruiser

    72Rockcruiser Actually Wheels Now!?!

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    Not to me. Its exactly what I want.
     
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  13. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    Pretty sure you mean the most desirable for people that want to haul more than half a 2x4
     
  14. benXJ

    benXJ Well-Known Member

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    My point is ...not many people want that body style....so it should be even cheaper. Supply and demand and all

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  15. broncosbybart

    broncosbybart Is it 5 YET?

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    That's double what I've given for something comparable in the past. I'd be on the 6.7 bandwagon for that money. There is no comparison between the two trucks. Had several 7.3's. They are loud and pretty gutless, which is why they run forever.
     
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  16. 72Rockcruiser

    72Rockcruiser Actually Wheels Now!?!

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    Like a wife, 2 kids and a gooseneck. (Eventually a 5th wheel camper too.)
     
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  17. benXJ

    benXJ Well-Known Member

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    Ha. Just take a look around at the tens of thousands of 4 door trucks you see every day. How many long beds?

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  18. 72Rockcruiser

    72Rockcruiser Actually Wheels Now!?!

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    Monday, my friend. Monday.
     
  19. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    I pass multiple contractors on the way to work so I see more long beds than I do short beds. To be fair I know short beds are more common.
     
  20. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Yeah plenty of folks asking in that range for 7.3 trucks so I get it, but can’t get on board. It’s crazy.

    @rcalexander105 drank the kool-aid and bought a super clean 7.3, towed with it one time and sold it!

    If that’s the truck you want, go for it but I’d try to be under $20k. If you just love that style and want it, I respect that. But just to share some info/fact just as food for thought. The 7.3 is a killer truck for what it WAS in its day. Now, not so much. Compared to a 2011+ Superduty, which you could get for that money, it’s a whole other ball game. Leaf springs vs coils, turning radius, refined interior, better seats, 10 years or newer, power, fuel mileage, you get the point. I’m sure you know about all of that too. Sure the 7.3 has low miles but all the parts are still 20 years old and will start needing replacement at some point.

    Again, if that’s the very truck you want, I understand. But on paper, what you could get for that money, I just couldn’t do it. I think the 7.3 fad will fade in a few years.
     
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  21. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    Better options for 25K.Find a comparable 6.0 for 12-15k,bullet proof it and still spend less.My question is why did it have to have a trans??? was it abused or did they just change it as a preventative measure for the mods??
     
  22. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    Have you looked at the prices of OBS PS???
     
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  23. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    You could buy the same body style in a 6.0 with a much better transmission when then pay a Ford dealer to put a brand new 6.0 with a 100k mile warranty in it and be under that price...
     
  24. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    OR buy a 03/04 6.0 that's shit the bed and do a Cummins swap.I had a 01 w the 4R100 and a John Woods VB and it worked well but I like the trans in my 06 a lot better.
     
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  25. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    I think the fad is soo strong because the 6.0's and 6.4's were so problematic.
     

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