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Old 08-19-2013, 04:58 AM
richmond richmond is offline
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Location: Raywick, Ky
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Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Black
Engine: 2001-2003 359ci (5.9L) Cummins ISB 24-Valve Diesel I6 235hp 460lb/ft (manual and auto)
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Look, if you have a 12 valve with that low a mileage and can back it up with maintenance records and demonstrate by title it's a 1 owner truck, then here's my advice. KBB is a pricing basis (but this one could be an exception to the rule).

Get it serviced by a Diesel specialist, get good tires on it, fix any suspension issues, clean, prime, and paint the cab. Any seat wear fix it. Cracked dash, buy a dash cover (black). Package all maintenance records (or if you lack them go to the diesel specialist that has history with this dually) and have him write a letter to his involvement. As in any great thing, original means everything (like motor and tranny). Don't try and bull shit an expert diesel guy. Forget the gooseneck it's standard with a flatbed.

Don't forget it needs a good working clutch, good set of strong batteries fresh grease in the tranny (manual), good ball joints, track bar and mediate any rust issues. Needs good drive shaft and u-joints, rear end, good brakes, fresh oil change, coolant flush with fresh coolant. Don't make the mistake of not having a spare (original matching rim). Don't let the seats look like crap. Do these things and I'd guess potential 18-20k. Avg joe working truck and you don't want to fool with it, 13k if you can drive it off and prove original engine/tranny VIN# to title. Note this is my opinion and just a SWAG.

I own a 97 12 valve 2500 and 99 24 valve 2500. Good luck R...

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Last edited by richmond; 08-19-2013 at 05:09 AM. Reason: clarification
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