shakenbake, if the 7.3 was that much more reliable, why not drop some crate motors in w/ new trans, maybe change some suspension parts, brakes, seats, interior, etc, and get back going? One would think that could done cheaper than what a new truck would be. But im just guessing...... and i guess the TIME needed to do all of that is money lost if its your business, when you can go down to lot, pick it up and drive and start making money again......
2001 F250 7.3 CC 4X4, 322k+; ISSPRO EV2 EGT TRANS BOOST, 6637,HPx, FRx, 50¢ , 5" exhaust, BTS TRANS W/ 6.0 COOLER, DP F5, WW2, TM Wastegate, AIH Delete, Bypass Oil & Coolant Filtration;harpoon, Hutch mod, 6.0 mirrors. Coming Someday: Melling LPOP, FluidAmpr, R4 Tech, rear camera