Anyone looking for a cabover

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  1. Cummins_444

    Cummins_444 Medium Load Member

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    Thank You. Its not done yet. I'm ordering Moto Mirrors for it. Plus I'm going to hang saddle boxes on it. Half fenders most likely also.

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  2. mtoo

    mtoo Road Train Member

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    dub dubs bone pile. (Insiders understand)
     
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  3. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Do you mind sharing how much you paid for it at auction? I can see you put a lot of work into it getting it road worthy again and it looks great. You probably got it cheap.

    My buddy recently sold a clean 1999 W900L for $47,500. It has an integral studio sleeper, 12.7L Detroit, 10 speed, 3:55's, 11R24.5 tires. Everything mechanical on the truck was nearly new and everything worked. It did have a motor with an unknown history that is likely due an inframe at some point.

    But he'd been running it for the past 4 years and it wasn't using excessive oil or anything. Hard to believe it brought that much, which is a LOT more than he paid for it, but it is in great shape and the EOBR exempt trucks are pretty much a golden ticket these days if you have one for sale.

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  4. cat smoke

    cat smoke Light Load Member

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    i bet them aerodyne bunks will go for some money.
     
  5. Cummins_444

    Cummins_444 Medium Load Member

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    Your buddies truck looks good. I was looking around and long hood paccar trucks that aren't raged out are commanding big dollars.

    Trucks were going as cheap as $700. The Kenworth conventionals were going from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on how much truck was there. Buying the truck hauling it back and all the work I have $36,000 in it. I probably overpaid for this truck, but everyone seems to always like the one truck I want. The truck was last on the road in 2009 and it has a factory rebuilt Detroit under the hood. So a 20 year old truck with only 11 years of service is pretty good. The truck is very tight. Time will tell.
     
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  6. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

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    These days, no truck is unserviceable, if most of the parts are there and it hasn’t been in a bad wreck.

    If I was looking for a truck, I wouldn’t be afraid to buy one of those. Go through it end to end, have a good runner with no emissions junk and no ELD.
     
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