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post #1 of 25 Old 04-10-2012, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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New OBS owner!

Well I have been a Cummins owner for years now and I love L6 engines but hate the body they are installed in. Just last week I found a 96 F350 4x4 Crew cab. Went to look at the truck, the owner wasnt home, it was near spotless. 1 small dent in the bed, rear bumper tweaked, crack in windshield, drivers door pins worn. Now the good, 152k miles, spotless interior, no rips tears or stains, 4 brand new BFG A/T's, no rust anywhere, paint shines like new. The owner was asking $7500, after I picked away all the bad stuff and we settled on a price I bought it for $4600! I think it was a good deal anyway.

I have a few small things I need to do, going to replace all injector o-rings, get a decent exhaust on it, I have already installed a TS Performance chip and bought a 6.0 intercooler to install. I love the room in it and you cant beat the OBS bodystyle. I am sure I will be hitting all of you experience PSD owners up for hints, tips. Pretty happy so far. Doesnt have the grunt of the old Cummins but it will get there.
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sounds like a great Deal!


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I like it. I am pretty new to the Powerstroke so I am learning as I go. Been a mechanic of all sorts my whole life, everything from Helicopters and fighter jets to V-20 Cat engines to vintage Harleys. Only thing I dont like is all the sensors and wires. The older ones are stronger and more proven engines though. Not a fan of automatics but they can be built pretty good with enough money.
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I like it. I am pretty new to the Powerstroke so I am learning as I go. Been a mechanic of all sorts my whole life, everything from Helicopters and fighter jets to V-20 Cat engines to vintage Harleys. Only thing I dont like is all the sensors and wires. The older ones are stronger and more proven engines though. Not a fan of automatics but they can be built pretty good with enough money.
zf5 tranny conversions are cheap, i have all my parts lined up. seems like these cost more to hop up, but it's worth it!

Ya pics! Pics!


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2008 f250 lariet crewcab short bed
6.4l h&s pro tuner egr delete/dpf delete and edge gauges
6" lift on 35's

97 cclb previously totaled and brought back to life.
8" lift 40" toyos on 20x10 rockstars
intake, exhaust, ts 6 pos chip, autometer gauges
Banks intercooler, DIY exhaust brake, DIY electric fuel, zf5 speed convertion.
DIY Custom front shackle reversal, rear blocks, front bumper, roof rack and headache rack
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That seems like an extremely good deal on a CCLB. Seems like they usually go for more. Sounds like you did really good!

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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 66,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 5" Exhaust. Deleted EBPV. CCV mod. 45 gal. Transferflow Rear Tank. Stock for now. Dana 60 in the works.
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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 150,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 4" Exhaust. Work Truck.

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You cant go wrong with an OBS, best looking truck made IMHO

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Thats a great deal! or at least it would be around here. Pics!

1996 F350 4x4 CCLB-- I'll miss her

1996 F350 4X4 RCLB zf5 213K
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screaming deal there, i need to go find me another lol, and download the autoguide app to d/l your piks, or use photo bucket

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