I cheated - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-14-2014, 08:39 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 94
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I cheated

I was going to rebuild an '95 XL 4x4 CCLB... Then I ran into a really nice '97 XLT 4x4 CCLB with Tan interior. These pictures are from The PO. I bought it from a dealership of all places, but I got a good deal, and sold my old CCLB to them. I also kept my wheels and brand new 35x12.50x20 Toyo tires.







I decided this was better to start with, power windows and locks etc. Right now front bumper is off, so that I could drive it home with the 35's on it. Will not fit stock bumper without cutting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to xjaddiction For This Useful Post:
Farrviewsouth (02-15-2014)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-15-2014, 07:33 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If you feel good about the price then I believe you made a very smart move, not cheating at all!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to leojr For This Useful Post:
xjaddiction (02-15-2014)
  #3  
Old 02-15-2014, 08:56 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 94
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks, I do feel good about the price. The interior and the entire truck are in much better shape. I was on LMC looking at all the hinges and the window gaskets, etc and was up to $1000.00 in parts with the new hood (mine was bent)

Funny thing is, my daughter did not want to be seen in my old truck, now she said this one would be ok.

The paint on this truck is perfect, but somebody bought a new 5th wheel hitch and looks like they jacked the trailer into the bed.

There are plenty of things to do, but I have a head start now. Tranny seems good on this one, but I won't know until I drive it more. This one shifts pretty firmly, but the old truck once warmed up, would throw you in the back seat from second gear.

The biggest pain is having to redo the headlights again. That job is a pain!

By the way, the EDGE on this truck I do not like! I can tell it does the tranny no good, so using it in stock for tranny temp gauge. The old '95 needed it and worked well with it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-15-2014, 11:44 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 94
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Here is a picture with the wheels, and tires

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-17-2014, 02:04 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 94
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well, The truck has been hanging out at Swamps Diesel for the past couple of weeks. I had a bunch of baseline stuff done, like the front end rebuild, brakes, oil change fuel filter, and an oil leak. PO did the fuel valley fuel lines.

The fun stuff, got pillar mount gauges, MBRP exhaust again, this time with the muffler, intake, and a TS Swamp tuned chip. I pick it up tomorrow, and I can't wait.

I did get to see a really nice Blue OBS SC in their shop with an 850HP 7.3L Swamp built motor, with a Swamp built tranny in it.
Bentpushrod likes this.

Last edited by xjaddiction; 03-17-2014 at 02:08 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-17-2014, 02:35 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 78
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nice truck ! Good find! I'm guessing f350 don't fit 36" tires then being stock height?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to boostedsstc For This Useful Post:
xjaddiction (03-18-2014)
  #7  
Old 03-17-2014, 07:13 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 257
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i think i seen your truck when i was up at swamps sent you a message on your page
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to mjones3586 For This Useful Post:
xjaddiction (03-18-2014)
  #8  
Old 03-18-2014, 07:46 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 94
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks, The 35's fit fine in the rear, up front the bumper ends get in the way, and the rear of the fender is really close. Nothing rubs, but I will get a lift on the old girl soon.

I thought I would get the truck today but not quite finished yet. Hopefully tomorrow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-19-2014, 09:20 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 94
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ive thought about a newer Ford truck coil front end swap. But with one of the strongest D-60's already on my truck, I decided it makes no sense to go with a weaker front end from a newer truck. I am going to do a 4 link (really 5 link with track bar) coil over lift. Got to save up some bucks though for the fab work.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-19-2014, 09:28 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 368
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nice rig XJ. The tires really sharpen up the look.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to BR'sCrewCab For This Useful Post:
xjaddiction (03-20-2014)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors