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Old 02-28-2012, 02:28 PM
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My new truck- 94idi F350 4x4 5spd

Well as most of yall know I have been trying to decide on buying either an OBS powerstroke or an IDI. I was leaning towards a PS because it's an engine/tech that I already know.
I decided on an IDI based on simplicity, price of parts and ease of maint.

Well I had to go to austin this weekend for some work related training and found me a truck.
F350 94 idi w/turbo CC 4x4 5-spd 3.55LS rear

The Good:
-had reciepts for new Ujoints, rear driveshaft, brakes, etc.
-single mass flywheel already installed
-gauges installed (which hopefully means he kept an eye on his EGTs

the bad:
-needs new tie rod (maybe just bushing) on FP side
-PO painted all the chrome flat black which is flaking off in places (especially around windshield)
-I had to leave it at my buddys house because Uhaul wouldnt rent me a dolly for my police expedition (they claimed my F350 wouldnt tow it...idiots I know). Im going to hop a grayhound back to austin on my days off next week to get her home.

What I have planned for her:
-6637 filter, downpipe (if the IDI pipe is crap like the powerstroke), straightpipe exhaust
-coolant filter and maybe a transmission filter (I assume dieselsite makes one for the 5-spd)
-swap for the manual side mirrors (I hate how those electronic ones look)
-add third gauge (not sure what yet) and move cluster to A-pillar
-pull front/rear bench and install front and rear 40/20/40 seat with 08 center consoles
-remove that ugly rear bumper and install either a stocker ranch-hand style
-install my CB, and VHF radio
-install either my siren box or switches (to operate my offroad lights..KC style)
-sliding rear window, headache rack, bed mounted toolbox and/or fuel tank w/pump
-Anything else yall can think of?

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Old 02-28-2012, 10:49 PM
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whats the w/t in your sig, and man i wish it were easy to pull the harness outta these for the power mirrors kause id get it off you, btw do you even have power mirrors? or is it just normal sport mirrors no power?
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:59 PM
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whats the w/t in your sig, and man i wish it were easy to pull the harness outta these for the power mirrors kause id get it off you, btw do you even have power mirrors? or is it just normal sport mirrors no power?
I shortened "with turbo" to "w/t"...it was telling me my sig was too long so I had to do some trimming.

I think it did have power mirrors...I had to leave the truck in austin at a buddys place (thanks to UHaul). Ill check next week when I get it home.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:26 AM
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That's a good looking truck Chris. I agree with you on the mirrors. My truck has the sport mirrors also, and I think the two point mirrors looks much better.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:51 AM
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nice looking truck.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:34 PM
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thanks guys, It feels great to be back in an OBS...I missed the OBS ford community
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:48 PM
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Not a bad looking truck at all. Didn't know that Uhaul cared what you pulled a dolly
with, and if a F-350 won't pull it, then what will. Where do they find these people.
Doug
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:05 AM
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Cool truck. Have fun with it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:20 AM
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Congrats! The mid-90's were great years for style...I know I love mine!
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thanks guys, Im really excited about it
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