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Old 02-20-2012, 07:01 PM
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Hi everyone .... im looking at purchasing a 1999 dodge ram 1500 sport pickup with the 5.9l 360 motor in it .... ext cab , pw/pl, laramie .... going to look at it in the next couple days and wondering if there is anything i should look out for .... like bad areas for rust or weak spots .... thanks
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I can only suggest that you have someone check it out that is knowledgeable, even if you have to pay them to do it.
A little extra money paid out now is well worth it, if the vehicle is a piece of crap.
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I can only suggest that you have someone check it out that is knowledgeable, even if you have to pay them to do it.
A little extra money paid out now is well worth it, if the vehicle is a piece of crap.
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Welcome to the forum,
This forum is full of great looking trucks; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

A 1999 Ontario truck is likely to have rust. I have to agree with GTyankee and add that you have a body man check the body integrity as well.

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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! Some good advice so far and I have to agree, good idea to have it checked out by a mechanic/body man first just to make sure you're not buying someone else's problems but good luck with your purchase and be sure to keep us posted! Lots of great people and info here so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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