Hey guys i just wanted to introduce my self to this forum. For the past year i was a relatively active member on jeepforum.com, but after i totaled my first car which was a great jeep, i knew it was time for a change
when i found this truck with 92xxx miles on it i new i could not pass it up, so i went from jeeps to trucks. Things i know...1999 F350 Super Duty Powerstroke 7.3. Pretty sure it has an after market exhaust because it is about 5 inches wide. I cant tell if it is straight piped or whether the cat and muffler are inline with it. loud as hell but passed inspection and emission with nothing but a new e brake. im pretty sure it was painted from green to maroon. you may be able to see it in some of the pictures but the paint is great. as far as i know it is stock everything else besides the exhaust.
things i plan on doing...
1. the DIY 6637 intake
2. fix an anoying broken bracket under the passenger side bench seat. it slides back and forth a little bit
3. take care of every bit of rust and get midas to fill in the scratches
4. get a good set of gauges
5. things such as chips/ programmers and other performance upgrades
after that i am looking to you guys to tell me what is best.
what are going to be the must have guages for once i start upgrading my engine?
since i dont know what the last time someone did anything maintanance related to it what should be the first things i take care of maintanance related. the air filter is dirty as any ive seen so im thinkin the po didnt do much.
also does anybody know why i have a giant hood thingy? dont know what to call it but i havent seen it on anybody else s truck like mine.
what is the yellow switch on the fuse panel for?
are these red and white lights on the tailgate just brake lights or something else?
dana 80 i assume?
what is this? i will probably just take it out and put a couple subs in
i forgot to get a close up but should something be in the bottom right hand corner above the dotted stuff where it looks like something is missing?
what should i put in the that giant empty space? a buddy recomended a switch panel but i dont know what i would use it for. i was thinking another storage bin like the one below it. and can i by the plate to put over the cupholder to make it better looking? and how do i work the towing thing at the bottom that the keys are sittin on?
anything there that shouldnt be there or not there that should be there?
and a few more shots
please respond with any questions, comments or sugestions for the new truuck.
if you made it this far through the post i greatly appreciate you reading.
thanks and happy trucking