Is this a good deal?

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Is this a good deal?

Post by KidKB » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:47 am

Hi guys, total newb here interested in purchasing a used PW. I came across this the other day and was curious if you guys thought it was worth the price:

http://www.scottsdalewholesaledirect.c ... tails.aspx

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Post by Colibri » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:45 pm

Seems decent as long as lockers work and winch is there etc.

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Post by KidKB » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:18 pm

Colibri wrote:Seems decent as long as lockers work and winch is there etc.
Thanks for the reply, Colibri. I know there a lot of factors involved but generally speaking how does the power/drive train hold up to high miles? Should I be concerned about the 5.7's longevity at over 100k?

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Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:24 pm

Where's the center console and what's under the slide in bed liner? The interior looks hammered. Whenever I see a slide in bed liner I immediately think the dealer is trying to hide something.
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:58 pm

The consoles flipped up and you gotta love white paint. Hides everything. Doesn't look bad to me but I'm not fond of that interior even when new. Those southwest desert trucks can have a lot of miles on them and zero rust. I think it's worth the price but wouldn't buy something with that many miles w/o a carfax and mechanic inspection. My coworker just purchased a 2008 Rubicon. I got down on my knees to look under it and every seal was leaking. I don't think he even looked underneath it. He was so excited about the jeep I didn't even mention it.

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Post by KidKB » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:06 pm

Good catch, I didn't notice that. Also the rear passenger door has a weird cover on it. Ugh.

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Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:50 pm

No, the floor consol. It's missing.
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:20 pm

Yeah I see what you mean now. I've never seen one with the vinyl floors. Did they even come with a floor console? I'm guessing they did from the wonky cover where the floor console should be.
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Post by MikeKey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:25 pm

Missing and was it all bunched up like crazy. Wonder if this was a tradesmen too?? What's with the 6 holes drilled in the tailgate?
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Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:30 pm

Government auction truck? $20k is too high if so.
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:34 pm

Some odd stuff. Looks like a good candidate for damagewagon v.2 :-)

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Post by Colibri » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:44 pm

I just looked at all the pics, that screams border patrol to me lol. Camión de inmigración vato!¡

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Post by DamageWagon » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:46 pm

[emoji23] I don't see the link so...

my truck has the vinyl floors. I love them, best idea ever. Well, sliced bread... My truck didn't have that high of hours, mine had something in the high 4### hours, I've seen guys with the same year truck as me that was law enforcement and had 11### hours, is there a big thing to check. My truck has stupid misfire issues I still haven't diagnosed. The driveshaft blew up and grenaded the transfer case around 100k miles, covered by the original agency so I have a newer case and shaft. Aside from potential body issues, engine issues, front driveshaft and t-case, front end steering components, and any electrical issues (if it was government, it was full of wires and when they sell them they cut all those wires and hope nothing shorts and burns it to the ground), aside from all that there's not much to go wrong in these trucks.

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Post by Rodeoflyer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:45 pm

Colibri wrote:I just looked at all the pics, that screams border patrol to me lol. Camión de inmigración vato!¡
Nah, CBP/BP loves their raptors. I was coming up through a checkpoint a few weeks ago and he's staring at my winch. There were two raptors parked off to the side. He was totally confused. I'm employed by USDOT and work closely with the CBP guys. They don't know what a power wagon is.

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Post by DamageWagon » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:03 pm

Border Patrol, Area 51, Forestry Service and Indian reservations run Wagons. Mine came from the Apache Nation in New Mexico.

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Post by Colibri » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:04 pm

Rodeoflyer wrote:
Colibri wrote:I just looked at all the pics, that screams border patrol to me lol. Camión de inmigración vato!¡
Nah, CBP/BP loves their raptors. I was coming up through a checkpoint a few weeks ago and he's staring at my winch. There were two raptors parked off to the side. He was totally confused. I'm employed by USDOT and work closely with the CBP guys. They don't know what a power wagon is.

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You just learned me something, I thought I had read they were using power wagons. Raptors are cool and all but this is how a raptor seems next to a wagon to me lol
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:16 pm

Maybe it is a retired border patrol. It looks like they do use them in AZ. I've never seen BP using a power wagon in Texas but plenty of raptors. The farthest port west of here I've been to is Columbus, NM so maybe I just haven't seen one yet.

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Post by KidKB » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:02 pm

DamageWagon wrote:[emoji23] I don't see the link so...

my truck has the vinyl floors. I love them, best idea ever. Well, sliced bread... My truck didn't have that high of hours, mine had something in the high 4### hours, I've seen guys with the same year truck as me that was law enforcement and had 11### hours, is there a big thing to check. My truck has stupid misfire issues I still haven't diagnosed. The driveshaft blew up and grenaded the transfer case around 100k miles, covered by the original agency so I have a newer case and shaft. Aside from potential body issues, engine issues, front driveshaft and t-case, front end steering components, and any electrical issues (if it was government, it was full of wires and when they sell them they cut all those wires and hope nothing shorts and burns it to the ground), aside from all that there's not much to go wrong in these trucks.
Sounds like this alone would scare me away from a gov. auctioned PW lol.

Thanks for the input everyone!

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Post by DamageWagon » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:21 pm

It's really not that bad. They did a good job of "de-mil'ing" my truck. There's holes in places where lights, radios and a gun rack were. No electrical shorts or anything. They actually removed almost every wire. Much better than my '92 cummins, that thing was a birds nest, like 5 different guys wanted to wire their own radios and lights and crap...

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