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Excellent advice! Having done 17 hour semesters (Engineering), working to pay tuition (many years ago when tuition was under $10k/year, minimum wage was $3.35/hr)....buy a beater for a daily driver, graduate.....then treat yourself to road worthy 5 ton.Cherry pick it and offer low-ball pricing. Buy the stuff like a hard top (really light weight), good tires, engine that you could turn over for a profit (flip and learn) or save for when you have a project truck. FINISH SCHOOL before getting tied down with any of these money pits.
Oops... double tap. Sort ofI think you have been around here enough to know the visual basics, but a vehicle like this was most likely not just driven to the junk yard.
If it appears to be intact, crack all the drain plugs to check for, and drain water (ice, almost forgot) off the bottom of the fluids, also make note of the condition of the fluids, check the antifreeze strength, inspect engine block and transfer case for holes or cracks, check the date codes on the tires. I would also at least try to bar the motor over if you don’t have the means, or you cant get the starting system to cooperate and before handing over the cash.
Remain calm, the truck is not likely going anywhere soon, make several visits if necessary to make sure your not getting in over your head. It’s a long shot, but check to see if they have a secure way of storing it for less than the storage lot, maybe since they’re a U-pull, they would even allow a reasonable amount of maintenance/repair to be done on site?
Good luck, get a good look at it, then report back with what your looking at, and questions... then we can more wisely help you spend your money!!!
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And it will likely end up stored in North Pole, Alaska, as in the suburb of FairbanksWow 1,200 a year to store at the North Pole? Um GASP, I would think 10 bucks a month, but I do not reside there. Plus the move cost involved, must be a GREAT looking truck from the roadside. Maybe I am missing something here but disposable cash comes to mind. Ice Road Truckers?
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