Somebody Should Buy This
Posted May 06, 2012 - 06:14 PM
So I went and had a look. It's pretty good. He painted it to cover the few rust spots it had, but it's not bad. The front fenders have been replaced at some point, and the engine was "gone over" by the owner before this one, for whatever that's worth. The floor of the box could use some attention, but the wood isn't rotted out, just weather-checked. The hydraulics work well and the hoses aren't rotted. Clutch works, the gears are all there, and it runs okay. He'll get a safety done before he sells it, but I didn't see anything that would fail it.
If I get it, it'll need rear tires in the next couple of years and I'll have to redo the box bed with pressure treated wood. It'll likely need new heater and rad hoses too...they look okay, but old hoses tend to develop problems at the worst possible moment. That's about all though.
There's really nothing much to go wrong...manual steering and brakes, 3 speed tranny with bull low. I forgot to check if the radio works, but the original is still in the dash.
The only sticking point is the money...he wants too much. I guess I'll email him an offer and see what he comes back at.
Posted May 07, 2012 - 08:59 PM
Now to get it home so the buyer's remorse can set in.
- MH81 said thank you
Posted May 07, 2012 - 09:01 PM
Posted May 08, 2012 - 03:57 AM
- Reverend Blair said thank you
Posted May 08, 2012 - 06:42 PM
Way to go, Rev. I think you'll enjoy using it! But we'll want pics of it in action!
I'll alert Mrs. Rev. She's in charge of all action photographs.
Posted May 09, 2012 - 06:57 AM
Posted May 09, 2012 - 06:20 PM