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Grit dog

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Posted: 12/01/20 10:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^ Well that’s good to hear and appears that you are making a much more informed decision than I had assumed.
If you’re comfortable with the mechanical condition, then that’s the most important part of the equation.
Good luck if you purchase it.


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Grit dog wrote:

^ Well that’s good to hear and appears that you are making a much more informed decision than I had assumed.
If you’re comfortable with the mechanical condition, then that’s the most important part of the equation.
Good luck if you purchase it.


Thanks for your input.

I am not sure If I will buy it because I am perfectionist and I know it is a 20 year truck but I want my truck without rust and perforation. I will use this truck mostly for a truck camper. Like you said previously, I could spend major bucks for the body work and probably later on for the drivetrain. It will be a sunken cost.

My final question is: even with a perfect body, is a 3500 2x4 V10 dually of that year worth about $ 10000 CAD or $ 7500 USD ?

I guess if the engine was a Cummins, then the answer would be YES ?


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You don't want to buy it's truck. I have known a few people with the v10 and they were money pits always had some problem. Also v10 parts can be hard to find or not available at all. Research that v10 on some Dodge truck forums before you buy.

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My final question is: even with a perfect body, is a 3500 2x4 V10 dually of that year worth about $ 10000 CAD or $ 7500 USD ?

I guess if the engine was a Cummins, then the answer would be YES ?


Thanks Again,


I realize the border is closed at the moment but hopefully that will change soon . If you can wait I would . Those prices would be high here even for a pristine truck as you describe . I also found out when I owned a 94 cummins that dealer only parts are no longer made after 10 years and become hard to come by , something to keep in mind . I have been through what you are anticipating several times and can say you have a 50/50 chance of coming out even . Sometimes you have to work with what is available . Good luck with your search .


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intravino wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

^ Well that’s good to hear and appears that you are making a much more informed decision than I had assumed.
If you’re comfortable with the mechanical condition, then that’s the most important part of the equation.
Good luck if you purchase it.


Thanks for your input.

I am not sure If I will buy it because I am perfectionist and I know it is a 20 year truck but I want my truck without rust and perforation. I will use this truck mostly for a truck camper. Like you said previously, I could spend major bucks for the body work and probably later on for the drivetrain. It will be a sunken cost.

My final question is: even with a perfect body, is a 3500 2x4 V10 dually of that year worth about $ 10000 CAD or $ 7500 USD ?

I guess if the engine was a Cummins, then the answer would be YES ?


Thanks Again,


You are correct. Although a V10 perfect shape decent miles would probably bring $5-7k us or so. 2wd kills the price.
Since across the border travel and transactions are somewhere between difficult and impossible, like I suggested earlier, look at the wet side of lower mainland BC. Those will be the “good” trucks in Canada. Just watch out for ex oil field trucks if you’re looking at newer models.

If you’re a perfectionist, then the truck you’re looking at will always be a heap. As soon as you “fix” what you were proposing, rust will pop up elsewhere. You’ll keep chasing it and sinking $ and time into it.
IMO it’s never a winning proposition to repair rust on a daily driver. Only if the entire vehicle is tore down, and /or it becomes a garage queen. Otherwise you’ll keep chasing it. And the mechanical stuff is more of a challenge with everything rusted up on the chassis.

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FWIW, parts availability both body and mechanical are imo, not an issue for most anything from the last 40+ years. As long as it’s not some defunct pos platform like a K car! Lol.
Until recently, our daily’s were 10+ years old and have a 35 year old truck and a 47 year old jeep and have had little to no issue getting virtually any part needed for any of them.
Am having issues finding the right gas filler hoses for the 86 GMC though. But that’s about it.

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Just a quick look on CL within 200mi of here, and there’s literally dozens of nice looking potential cream puff older duallys. Have to find the person who’s given up on their 20 year old truck being worth $15-20k but such is life.
May even consider the cost of shipping across the border.
If you find the right one around here, there are many knowledgeable members of this forum in this area you may be able to get to check them out for you.
I’d go scope one out for you for 1 quart of good dark maple syrup from back East!!

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My final question is: even with a perfect body, is a 3500 2x4 V10 dually of that year worth about $ 10000 CAD or $ 7500 USD ?


The quick answer is yes,atleast around here..For A cherry older truck,there easily asking $7500 or more, even with 2WD..Trucks that age are usually beat up and rusted out,so a cherry,like new truck of that age is going for premo prices..Just saw an old dodge in great shape for 12K with a diesel and 4WD and with 280 K on the speedometer..The young guy had it all chipped out on the engine..I personally would'nt even consider a truck some kid chipped out the engine like he did.But it was a good looking truck..


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Thanks Again for all of your Replies: Grit Dog, Jaycocreek, ticki2, Kayteg1, zcookiemonstar and others.

I think I will let this one pass because of the body condition. I will check for an other one. Plus here with a 8 liters, we have to pay $ 392 more a year for the plate because of a gas guzzler tax. That tax is really high over 7.5 Liters.

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Intravino

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Here is an example I found today cruising the ads..The truck looks good but 23K for a 2004..Really..

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$23,500 · BOISE, ID
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Pickup 4D 6 1/4 ft


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