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Old 06-10-2014, 06:33 PM
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got a beautiful new truck! for real this time...

Guys, crazy story about how I came to own this truck. As you all may know I've been looking for about 4 months hard. I've been searching everywhere every day.

So I was on carsforsale.com Sunday and saw what looked to be an outstanding truck but it was pretty far away. I told myself I wouldn't let that stop me if it was a solid one and being it was a Sunday and I had to work all week I was getting frustrated b/c I knew it would be gone soon. That's happened to me 3 times already so I just called the number on the site and the guy actually picked up. He said it had been for sale 4 days and already had 3 offers but declined them.

I knew that truck would not last long so I took off work, woke up at 6am yesterday morning, rented a car, got money off a credit line I have and drove 250 miles to look at this thing before someone else bought. It didn't take long before I was hooked. Just an awesome truck! I drove it home 75+mph all the way home on the interstate through rain the entire time and it performed flawlessly.

Without teasing you guys any longer here she is, a 1993 XLT w/ 44K original miles!! 5.8l motor and tow package. The previous owner also put some cooper discoverer 31x10.50s on it too. I paid $6200.00 for it. The best part is it's a TX truck so it's completely rust free. There is barely even any surface rust on the leafs. I'm stoked!

These are the only pics I have so far as I stopped on the way home to take a couple

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Old 06-10-2014, 06:38 PM
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Excellent looking ride. Congrats!
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Sweet Truck!
Good job.
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On a funny side note, here is the hoss of a rig I drove down in. It was almost too much for me to handle


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Old 06-10-2014, 06:53 PM
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Looks solid. The Texas trucks are always the most kept together. Good luck with the new purchase! And that rental looks like a beast
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Great purchase! Definitely worth the price for a rust free truck. You won't regret it.
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Thanks everyone. I am very happy with it. Now I just need to sell my 06 Focus soon. It was worth it to me to pay more for a nice one. It does have a couple dents but that's about it. It does have a couple minor flaws in the interior but I'm totally ok w that bc I won't just be letting it sit in the garage. I also love the tires on there. Didn't think I'd like those big running boards either but I do. It makes the truck look bigger
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The rust free platform you have makes every penny you put into it fixing it up worth it.
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The rust free platform you have makes every penny you put into it fixing it up worth it.
At the moment I'm about out of pennies but yeah I know what u mean. Once I sell that other car I'll have some free money and I plan on having this truck a long time
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:39 PM
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Congrats on the new truck. Excellent price on it for as good as shape as it is in. Any pics of the inside? Love the rental car too lol. I had a girl rear end my t bird a few years back and they gave me a Chevy aveo rental car for a few weeks. I could almost sit in the back seat and reach the pedals.....
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You got yourself a nice truck man. I'm jealous.
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nice cream puff.congrats.
hey,im kinda partial to them '93 xlt's too.
what does she have for a transmission?
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Hmm pictures don't show up for me
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Here is a pic of the interior from the guy that sold it to me and a couple others from his lot. In that last one if you look in the background you'll see a little yellow building. That is where we did the paperwork. It's right next to his house he's lived in his entire 58 year life. I figured a guy like that has to be honest

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Congrats on the new truck. Excellent price on it for as good as shape as it is in. Any pics of the inside? Love the rental car too lol. I had a girl rear end my t bird a few years back and they gave me a Chevy aveo rental car for a few weeks. I could almost sit in the back seat and reach the pedals.....
I'm only 5'10" and I had the seat all the way back lol

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nice cream puff.congrats.
hey,im kinda partial to them '93 xlt's too.
what does she have for a transmission?
It's got an automatic transmission. I assume it's the EOD. I don't know if there is another automatic in that year but it's an auto. Btw I call her "Sandy"
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