1979 f100 worth it?

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1979 f100 worth it?

Postby import600 » Sun May 07, 2006 1:02 pm

its a 1979 f100 swb its got a 302 and 4 on the floor. very clean everything as far as i can tell. power steering. can't tell if the engine runs, guy says theres water in the carb. rust though is limited to surface rust on body panels. i was j/w if 3500 sounds about right? seems high only becasue that engine isn't running. he also says its "all souped up" but its obvious its a stock engine. maybe cams but absolutly nohing else. anyway let me know.

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Postby mytmatt » Sun May 07, 2006 1:30 pm

$3500 is kind of high for a vehicle of questionable mechanical condition, especially if you think he is BSing about the "all souped up". If he's lying about that, then nothing he says can be taken as truth. Just my opinion.

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Postby layedout72 » Sun May 07, 2006 3:33 pm

sounds like your describing my trucks body condition, but mine was runnign strong and picked it up for 800 bones.

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ya its in primer but not much rust at all other than a coupleholes in the floor board. even battery trays are solid.

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Postby akcowboy » Sun May 07, 2006 3:47 pm

Tell him to get it started before laying down any cash. You don't want to pay that much for something that may not work. It'll also let you bargin it way down if he can't get it going.
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Postby layedout72 » Sun May 07, 2006 4:19 pm

i wouldnt pay a grand for anything that doesnt run to be honest. u never know whats wrong with it.

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Postby Galaxie64 » Sun May 07, 2006 4:46 pm

I agree and the water in the carb thing sounds way fishy. I'd want something that is rather dependable and I could drive a few hundred miles back home for $3500.
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re: 1979 f100 worth it?

Postby ToughOldFord » Sun May 07, 2006 4:46 pm

:yt:

Way too much $$$ for a non running truck.

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Postby Badgt04 » Sun May 07, 2006 4:49 pm

Too much.

Sounds too fishy and with water in the carb (Which should of evaporated) ,there is a possibility of the water being in the motor and it is seized or whatever else.

I agree with the no more then $1k for a non-runner....unless it is something like a old muscle car or something of rarity.


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re: 1979 f100 worth it?

Postby CJ,s 67 F100 » Sun May 07, 2006 5:46 pm

Lots of cars and trucks for sale that had water in the carbs. Camille, Katrina, New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi. They ( the dishonest) just haul em from Southern Flood zones trying to get rid of them any place they can. JMO Charles


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