Is this a bad truck for 5000 ?? Rusty frame and please take a look.. advice needed

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  1. Humbretrucking

    Humbretrucking Bobtail Member

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    How bad is rust on semi truck frame.
    800k miles on vehicle
    automatic transmission
    Good breaks
    Good tires

    super rusty frame.. in certain areas
     

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  3. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    I’d want to see a lot more pics of the rust.

    If you think a truck someone is willing to sell for 5k isn’t going to need 10-20 in maintenance (at least) then you need to learn more about cheap used trucks.

    Ishift tranny alone will cost you 3 times the price of that truck.

    What year is the truck?
     
  4. Humbretrucking

    Humbretrucking Bobtail Member

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  5. Humbretrucking

    Humbretrucking Bobtail Member

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    2006 Freightliner Columbia Mercedes engine
     
  6. Humbretrucking

    Humbretrucking Bobtail Member

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    The other option is me buying a
    2012 pro star with 400k miles for 12k

    or a 2014 pro star with 500k miles for 14k..

    Both trucks have N13 engine 10 speed Eaton fuller
     
  7. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    What is your total budget for a truck? The 3 you have listed here, are all no go's for me based on power plants alone.
     
  8. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    I say save your money and keep looking.
     
  9. OldeSkool

    OldeSkool Medium Load Member

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    It’s not worth buying a truck for under $20,000 at the absolute lowest. They will cost you more in down time and work than just buying a nicer one. That’s why they can’t give those raggedy piles away.
     
  10. Spyro2112

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    Spyro2112 Light Load Member

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    too expensive to fix. Cummings or detroit, find a truck down south, manual trans, too high of price for that truck
     
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