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Old May 29th, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Review of Pics of a Possible D90 Purchase

Hi All,

I am new to the forum, and looking at making my first D90 purchase. I was wondering if yall could take a look at the pictures attached and let me know if you see any major problem areas or areas that should be investigated further.

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Old May 29th, 2013, 11:01 AM
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Old May 29th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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From preliminary photos, looks pretty good. Typical rust spots look pretty solid--couldn't really tell the condition of the rear cross member, but looks alright. I would say it is a pretty decent example--I would check out the bulk head and frame a little closer for rust. The engine seems pretty stock, they have swapped out the distributor for a mallory which is nice (IMHO). Big part is how it drives, although replacing bushings is straightforward and if they were worn I wouldn't be too put off. The tranny is a big issue--doesn't matter to me if it is a LT77 or R380, but more on how it's synchros are as well as how bad the overall back lash in the drive train is. Worth looking if the price point it alright...
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Old May 29th, 2013, 11:15 AM
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Thanks Davis!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 11:26 AM
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Looks pretty good. Most of the orange stuff appears to be clay caked on. The rear crossmember isn't de-laminating like most do, and almost looks as good as mine. The footwells could use a little wire brushing and re-painting, but overall no real rust appears to have started there either. The frame appears to have been coated in waxoyl (or similar) probably many years ago, and that has probably helped keep the frame in good shape. You'd probably want to poke around with a screwdriver to confirm, but overall it looks pretty good.

Is this for sale in New Mexico or Arizona or something? It looks very sunny and dry. Look/feel for cracked bushings when driving, may have faded paint, cracked seats, etc.

Rear bench seat? Full roll cage? How many soft tops? Condition of them? etc.

It doesn't have A/C.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 11:43 AM
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From a rust perspective it is a 8-9/10. Very light rust.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 11:45 AM
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The footwells look the worst so check the rest of the bulkhead closely. Otherwise it really looks quite decent in the rust department.

If its local and you want a second set of eyes or an opinion of how it runs/drives, PM me

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Old May 29th, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Is it me or are the pics showing two different rear tires? One pic shows MT whereas another pic or two shows AT's ont he rear.

Did you take the pics? If not, you may want to ask what's up with that.

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Is it me or are the pics showing two different rear tires? One pic shows MT whereas another pic or two shows AT's ont he rear.

Did you take the pics? If not, you may want to ask what's up with that.

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They all look like All Terrains to me. The close-up could be confused for an MT probably because the tread looks further spaced up close.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Thanks guys. Really appreciate the feed back.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 12:51 PM
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Old May 29th, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Mine has the same undercoating sprayed around the frame and body. If this truck were green, I'd say it almost looks identical underneath.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 12:56 PM
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That looks to be what is remaining from the factory undercoating. I wonder what made it flake off to that degree? Perhaps years of high pressure washes. The litmus test of a solid truck is it still having the original tank skid. Bring it east!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 02:08 PM
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No question that the undercarriage on that truck looks very good. Your main worries are frame and rear crossmember (which is part of the frame). By the pictures here I would say that there's nothing to worry about. The condition of the floors suggest taking a hard look at the bulkhead, but I would venture that you're ok there too. The floors tend to get surface rust due to the mats trapping moisture. Looks like a keeper.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Does anyone have unlimited carfax access and mind running the vin? Don't mind paying, but just thought I'd ask.
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Delete the vin. That is how carfax catches people.
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There should be a law against people on the east coast / rust belt buying rust free trucks. Keep them out this way where they will live a long healthy rust free life
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:22 PM
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Now that CO uses mag chloride in the winter, I am seeing more and more rust... F'ers.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 11:28 PM
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Anyone know this vehicle....#2667 I believe.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 08:34 AM
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I would check the vehicle history. The right side frame looks just like one that that could have had an engine burn. However could just be the undercoating thing. But do you guys in the dry belt have that type of thing done? At any rate a good vehicle history and title check would be a good idea.
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