I have a 2000 F-250 regular cab long box that needs the following:
New up pipe bolts ( current ones rusted through and now have an exhaust leak)
Oil cooler ( body rusted through)
New bed ( floor rusted through due to drop in liner
) I have a bed for it, it just needs a minor rust spot fixed and to be painted.
I know the first three can all be taken care of when I pull the engine to do the oil pan, but trying to find the time, and a buddy to help me seems to be getting harder and harder, I have a place to do it ( unheated pole barn) but with temps in the 20's during the day and single digits at night I'm not lookiing forward to a bigger project. I hardly ever use the truck, I used it once in the last two months when my car was acting up other than that it just sits.
So I've been debating on weather or not to sell it and buy another vehicle with less/no issues or just quit being a baby and just fix this one. I will say that the regular cab IS becoming a source of frustration, when I'm alone its fine but when me and the girl go out we ALWAYS wind up shopping, two people plus shopping bags in a reg cab sucks.
Any input is appreciated, I'm having a hard time making up my mind so I figured I'd ask you guys
2000 F-250 Reg. Cab Long Box, 4x4, Auto., 285/75/16 GY Dura Tracs,
1990 Mustang 5.0 LX hatchback, auto, Prowler orange. Car has full exhaust, E-cam, Trick Flow upper and lower intake, ADJ. fuel pressure reg, A/C delete, AOD with hardened shafts shift kit and TCI 3500 stall, not yet installed 3:73 gears, and TFS Twisted Wedge heads