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Date registered: Jan 2010
Vehicle: 1999 E300 TD; 1997 Ford Ranger 4.0 4x4
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Thanks again to everyone who weighed in on this; I truly appreciate your thoughts. I saw, examined and drove the car yesterday and pulled the proverbial trigger -- I bought it and will take ownership of it tomorrow.
The thing's interior is absolutely excellent; under the hood looks phenomenal and it drives like a (5000 lb) dream, and the body "corrosion" was not that bad. The corrosion defintely needs some immediate attention so as to take care of it and to minimize its spread; I'm debating whether to tackle this myself or take it to a body shop. I'm leaning toward the latter, and will certainly get some quotes in the next week.
I talked the seller down lower than his $6800 and believe I got a fabulous deal on the machine. As others noted, cars in this condition, year, mileage typically sell for much more. I'm very excited and look to improve the body and likely convert to veggie oil down the road.
I'm excited to be a new member to the board and rest assured you all will see more of me in the coming years! I will post pics when I pick up the ride (which, because it is a diesel, I am naming "Riggins" after the Hall of Fame Washington Redskins' fullback who shared that as a nickname) tomorrow. Thank you.