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Old 02-28-2013, 06:33 AM
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I've been off the ORG for about 6mo i had to dump my 6.0 it cost me $10000 so far in repairs and i was still loosing coolant, not shifting right, and shimmied. now I'm back to a 7.3 1997 F250 ext cab only 140k on it. its the one my uncle bought when i bought his reg cab 7.3 f250 1997 from him but this one needs more tlc. tranny is leaking into the t-case, front fuel tank leaks, frmae needs patched, needs bed and fenders and rockers and cab corners i inted to fix all this and change it to the smaller mirrors and replace the front seat to one with the fold down armrest. the good is it already has my dp tuner with 9 settings, my idm with mod. ( i put them in this truck for him for free before i traded my old 7.3 in)what else do you guys think i should do. and fyi i only paid $1500 for it . in the pictures the tan and white one is my old one the grren one is the one i got now. any ideas where to go with it as far as paint, replacing the bed or steel bed? level/lift? stacks? it already has a 3" straight pipe.
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Sounds like u need to take care of the major issues first. Trans, frame, most likely brake lines, and fuel leaks. After thats done id look into getting gauges (egt/trans temp) if u dont and get a 3" down pipe in if you dont. If they are all done, look into swaping a DANA-60 in out of a f350 with the springs to get rid of that POS dana 50 TTB
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Sounds like u need to take care of the major issues first. Trans, frame, most likely brake lines, and fuel leaks. After thats done id look into getting gauges (egt/trans temp) if u dont and get a 3" down pipe in if you dont. If they are all done, look into swaping a DANA-60 in out of a f350 with the springs to get rid of that POS dana 50 TTB
3" down pipe was done 3 yrs ago he put it on right after i put a 4" system with a 3" down pipe on my old 7.3. he just stuck with 3" pipe system because he had it. brakes and lines are new last year. i shoulda kept the gauges out of my old truck and the brush guard . taking it today to see about the frame and to check out a bed. bought a front fender yesterday brand new for $25 the farmer down the road had it layin around.
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body man said the bed is good just do arch patchs and fix the frame myself if i can find someone to weld hell build me rocker and door corner repair patchs cheaper than i can buy them.
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Sky's the limit to mods...just depends what all you want.
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