99 western star 500 detroit 13speed $10000?

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  1. dynogt16

    dynogt16 Light Load Member

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    this is all useful info. ill do an oil sample first.
     
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  3. JPenn

    JPenn Road Train Member

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    I'd get it. Good spec, solid truck, solid motor, and even if it needs an inframe in the next 100k or so you're ahead of the game as opposed to someone carrying a truck payment.
     
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  4. exhausted379

    exhausted379 Road Train Member

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    For the money, it's sure worth a look.
     
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  5. FLATBED

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    Not a bad price compared to what they are asking for 1999's sitting on the dealers lots , see if you can look over the paperwork on the so called rebuilds if possible , might find out they were not full rebuilds as much as repairs.
     
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  6. 281ric

    281ric Road Train Member

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    hes trying to take your money, give me his contact info and Ill set him straight.....
    Id oil sample that ole summgun asap and jump all over it. Id take that over a newer truck any day of the week. But thats me
     
  7. dynogt16

    dynogt16 Light Load Member

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    Thanks I'm going to the bank tom. My buddy worked for frieghtliner he is gonna check it out too for free( I'll owe him a case of beer one day) lol
     
  8. Starline

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    I can't add much to what you've been told. for 10 K, even if you only drive it for a yr and sell it for parts, you'd still be ahead of the game. There is a lot of older guys that buy truck under 10K and run them for a yr or two and replace them. Better learn how to work on your truck otherwise you will go broke. parts are bad enough without paying $110 per hr or more (book rate)
     
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  9. Starline

    Starline Medium Load Member

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    In fact if you decide not to buy it, let me know cause I have a freight that is a detroit mechanic that has been looking for a WS with a detroit
     
  10. dynogt16

    dynogt16 Light Load Member

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    I will I hope this will be my first truck. I can maintain it. But I got a few buddies that mechanic. One from freightliner had to go to a coal mine cause it was a one time great pay offer. He will help and teach me. After the work tho I'm sure I'll owe him a few premium beers ( only the best bush light). Lol I have the drive to go with it.
     
  11. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    It's a $10,000 truck. You can almost part it and scrap it for that.
     
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