Originally Posted by Cowboy-Elvis
And my thoughts are along the same lines as that, but it was this girls brothers', he was a diesel mechanic, according to her all the axles and gears were replaced, the truck is an hour's drive away so I have to still check it out myself. It also comes with a set of 39's
Good advice from the post before me about checking engine things
Well I would talk to him directly then if he was the one who did the maintenance. Not her, who knows if she knows what she is talking about. If you are serious about getting it, it is one of those trucks you need to make sure was modified correctly and not some backyard bozo welding parts together from old lawnmowers.
I was in this boat awhile ago and wanted a badass old truck. Then I realized they are for a 2nd vehicle to play with, not a DD. A toy is no big deal if it breaks, you let it sit until you can fix it up right. If it's your DD then you are screwed. Nothing wrong with a project truck that may or may not have issues that you can have fun and enjoy fixing up.
But, with all that...I'm not there, I'm not looking at the truck..I don't know what kind of shape it's in.