2000 F450 7.3L w/less than 200k miles - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-02-2011, 04:26 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
2000 F450 7.3L w/less than 200k miles

Hello,

This is my first experience asking questions here - I've learned a lot from "lurking."

I'm looking at a 2000 F450 Crew Cab to pull my 5th wheel. This truck came from the factory as cab and chassis. It does not have a bed. I'm not fussy about using a flat steel bed, or a pick-up bed, but I think I've heard that a standard pick-up bed won't fit without modifications. Anyone have any info to suggest what I might look into for a bed? Any estimated cost?

Also, this truck is a 6 speed manual. Did Ford use a ZF in these trucks? Where might I find a good spec sheet for the 2000 F450?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Thank you,
Larry H50
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-02-2011, 04:28 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Batavia, Ohio
Posts: 2,606
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to BIGBILL105 45
Trans would be a ZF6.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-02-2011, 07:25 PM
Banned
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Riverside/Norco, Ca
Posts: 3,771
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
ZF6 is a great trans you will love it, and yes a normal bed wont fit, in 08 they came out with a f450 with a bed, i bet that one could be made to fit easier but im sure the frame will need modified in some way.. either way it'd be neat to see a bed on one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-02-2011, 07:36 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the answers. Sounds like the ZF is a good trans. Back in 97 I had a new 97 F350 Crew cab Dually, 7.3 with Auto trans. Even though I added dual coolers, I always worried about the trans when towing my heavy 5th wheel.

I'll probably just go with a steel flat bed that has storage boxes attached. Less $$$$.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-04-2011, 11:42 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 219
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm actually looking for a bed for my 550 now. I'm going to get a dually bed and then a junkyard bed and extend the dually bed to fit lengthwise if I need to. Other than that the mounts and this should be easy.

Don't expect much more than 10 or 11 mpg towing with that pig. It's got 4.88 gears that are your biggest hurdle with that truck. I'm going to regear mine when I can, and then i'm going to put the axle over the front spings to drop it down a bit. Thats another bummer, all the air you get under the truck killing aerodynamics.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
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 08:02 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