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not sure if that link works, but for sale is a 1990 xlt in Long Island New york. 73,000 miles looks great says it runs great. No rust. 5.0. asking 12,500. Its like my first '88, same color scheme that i loved. two toned blue. I need to go take a look.
 

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I'll move this thread to Northeast Chapter section for now
 
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She looks like a well kept Bronco …… but the first thing I would do is crawl underneath and look for rust. You are paying the price for a rust free Bronco. Check out the ball joints and hub assemblies. If you cannot even make out a bolt due to the amount of rust… walk away. Pull up the carpet by the kick panels and tailgate …. for 12,000 you don't want any nasty little surprises.

This is located a little too close to the Ocean … to assume she never got crazy on the beach.

You can still get these for 10,000 located in Arizona … pay 2,500 to get it shipped and you will be better off than fighting hidden rust.



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i guess it will hinge on what this means in reality "The frame is solid but does have some rust"

i'm in texas and talked to a guy in the northeast about a bronco once. he said "surface rust" and sent pics. to me, it was more than surface rust. and we agreed that the degree of rust varies based on the region.
 

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She looks like a well kept Bronco …… but the first thing I would do is crawl underneath and look for rust. You are paying the price for a rust free Bronco. Check out the ball joints and hub assemblies. If you cannot even make out a bolt due to the amount of rust… walk away. Pull up the carpet by the kick panels and tailgate …. for 12,000 you don't want any nasty little surprises.

This is located a little too close to the Ocean … to assume she never got crazy on the beach.

You can still get these for 10,000 located in Arizona … pay 2,500 to get it shipped and you will be better off than fighting hidden rust.



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I agree 100%. I moved up to Jersey about 10 years ago and the corrosion amazed me. My wife’s 2013 Dodge had 28,000 miles on it, and we had to replace all the rotors and calipers. It looked like we drove it into the Atlantic. The crap they put on the roads up here is terrible. Make sure it’s “grandpas truck” that was garage kept, and listen for any creaks or squeaks- THATS a sure indicator that it’s a flood/salt water recovery title.
If it looks good to you, go with your gut.
If you want to keep it in that good of a condition, definitely look into rust prevention/undercoating.
There’s a company not too far from LI called bestblast2, that chemically neuters and seals the frame. That’s what all the dump trucks use up here.
Good luck with the purchase and hope to see you on the roads!
 

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not sure if that link works, but for sale is a 1990 xlt in Long Island New york. 73,000 miles looks great says it runs great. No rust. 5.0. asking 12,500. Its like my first '88, same color scheme that i loved. two toned blue. I need to go take a look.
I'd be willing to bet that's 173k, not a true 73k miles as claimed. Is that a "good" price in your area, these days?
Also looks like there's some topper and hood paint face going on. Don't forget to ask about the topper trim too.
If nothing else... some bargaining chips. Good luck.
 
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I'd be willing to bet that's 173k, not a true 73k miles as claimed. Is that a "good" price in your area, these days?
Also looks like there's some topper and hood paint face going on. Don't forget to ask about the topper trim too.
If nothing else... some bargaining chips. Good luck.
That price is pretty good, especially with no rust. Funny thing I have a set of the blue trim pieces I pulled from my local JY that I didn't get around to spraying yet. Im not paying the full price no matter. I might go to 10,000 if it drives nice and looks like the pics. Claims he has the CARFAX, documented miles. Heard from him once but not since I tried to set up a meeting...
 

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Yo EMO42,
Cash is King!!!
When Richard Rawling, star of TV show Fast N' Loud was growing up in Fort Worth, Texas, his dad, Raymond Rawlings always had a car or a motorcycle lying around. “It wasn’t the nicest or the best, but it was his,” the younger Rawlings says. Ray wasn’t much of a mechanic, more of a detailer and a tinkerer. On weekends, the guys in the neighborhood would come over, mess around with whatever car Ray had at the time and drink beer in the garage.
One of those guys who came around also taught Rawlings a lesson about negotiating that he still carries with him: “I was around 13. He said, ‘Son, you could buy a $10,000 car all day long for five grand if you have it in your pocket. Always carry cash.’ ”
 

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If it is verifiable original mileage it's worth more than asking price. FYI do not take your time inspecting it and making an offer we do have professional bronco flippers that view the forum. It's also not me.
 

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So far no replies from the seller. That was my plan, have a wad of cash!
 
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