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post #1 of 10 Old 02-14-2011, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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08 F250 Makeover - Trim interior and accessories

I'm trying to drop my 08 quick. I need fuel economy now more than horsepower, desperately!

Problem is, it's rather hard to sell in it's current condition because somebody may assume it's been junked.

It has no tailgate, the rubber interior is cut, the back seat is missing and the trim and options are slim.

Solution thusfar:

Tailgate: buy a truck net
Mirrors: replace standard mirrors with tow mirrors
Grille: Paint to match body
Headlights: Replace with aerodynamic up-trim option
Interior floor: remove rubber and Hurculine it
Rear seat: ???

I need to mainly know these things.

1. Will the up-option aerodynamic headlights fit and function in the place of my fleet-vehicle?

2. Will the manual tow mirrors work in place of the stubby standard mirrors?

3. I want to put a rear seat in, but what is the cheapest option? With the tailgate, the cheapest option was a net or bars. I want to do the same with the seats, in that, I want to save money and get some sort of special accessory rather than an OEM seat. Say, seats with compartments underneath or seats that fold this way or that. Anything cheaper than OEM from a pull-a-part yard?

Also, it had decals on it from work. There's traces of them still. How can I remove all traces of the decals?

I need any help I can get in making this truck appear more valuable. Thanks.
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I'm mostly needing to know about the mirrors very soon please. Thanks.
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Don't think the power mirrors will power to operate.
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2. Will the manual tow mirrors work in place of the stubby standard mirrors?
I just want the telescoping or tow mirrors. Whatever the not-bottom-option is.
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Have you considered spending the money on a DPF delete and tuner to shut the regen system off instead "fixing it up" to sell it? You'll get your mileage you want and still have the hp and torque. Just a suggestion.

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Sounds like something I'd want if I still needed a truck. I love this thing and imagining it chromed out and with a seat and tailgate, I'm already heartbroken to leave it.

But it isn't what I need any longer. My job was to move 3-ton bumper pull loads and deliver material by the pallet. My current job is computer repair. So much more money with no sweat and less fiberglass in the lungs.

I need only enough horsepower to move my arse, now.

The F250 will never give me the maneuverability, minimal cost and 45mpg that the bike I'm looking at will give me. Besides, lane splittin, curb parking and being able to spin around within a single lane is as yet still impossible for such beast rides.
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Polishing a turd is best done by a trip to the junkyard

IMO the rearseat, rubber liner and tailgate need to be done; this can be done for under $1,000 easily... but you'll have to do some legwork for it. (mirrors,headlights) I dont think they'll get the return youre looking for.
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Two F250's side-by-side look miles apart with just the grille area and mirrors upgraded. It can be just that easy to make a worker into a nice piece.

Hey, there are more wires here than are being utilized! Does that mean I could get the automatic mirrors and an automatic mirror switch and make it work???


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The bad thing is if its an XL, in the end its still an XL. They can tell through the vin number. You can add all you want to it (leather, power locks/windows, cruise, etc etc) and it will still be an XL and will be priced as such


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