Re: 1997 E350 7.3 4x4 182k Penthouse top with RUST $11,500
Rust like that on the body would have me concerned that there is a rust problem with drive train and suspension components. We had one rusty east coast van with a drive shaft that looked like Swiss Cheese and shocks that were almost completely gone (rusted away) yet almost impossible to remove. The fuel tank was badly rusted also and seeping. Rear drums were so rusty that it took hours to get the rusty wheels off and when we did the drums broke. Trying to get the drums off of the axles required a torch and all the brake hardware was dust - even the brake hard lines should be replaced...
Get it inspected with all that in mind.
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4-Wheeling since 1972, Desert Racing since 1989.