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Old 04-18-2013, 05:27 PM
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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?



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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
Stephen
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:37 PM
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I loooooove reg. cab long box truck.
It has 2008 tail lights, which is cool
The "cowl" hood is aftermarket and just for looks.
Do an oil change and fuel filter change right away. Change the other fluids sooner or later.
EGT, Boost, Tranny Temp for gauges

Spend some time here reading, you'll figure is all out soon enough.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:41 PM
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thanks man i couldnt be happier with this truck.
and from the short time i have been reading i have already learned a ton. this forum is filled with a bunch of great knowledgeable people.
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The rear axle is a Sterling 10.5, the D80 is only in the dual rear wheel trucks. The most important gauges are EGT, boost and trans if auto. I have also found HPOP and fuel pressure to be quite useful. The yellow switch is for the passenger ejection seat. The stuff on the bumper looks like a backup sensor, the light on the corner might be a marker but isn't factory. You have a aftermarket tool bin behind the seat. The missing piece on the door is a white/red lens, some trucks had lights behind them. The hole in the dash is where the electric 4x4 switch would be and IIRC the defrost for a excursion. A switch panel would be a good choice or look around on ebay for a new panel without the hole.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:54 PM
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wow thank you soooo much for all of that info. you just helped me out more than you could know
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:56 PM
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and what does a passenger ejection seat switch do? i just found pictures of pilots getting ejected haha
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and what does a passenger ejection seat switch do? i just found pictures of pilots getting ejected haha
Hahahaha.
Thats my new sig
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:11 PM
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I was just having a bit of fun. That switch isn't factory, it could be used for anything so a ejection seat isn't out of the question.
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hahaha well i am glad i am already contributing my share! i was trying to picture something that wasnt as extreme but i could figure it out.

have fun with your new sig!
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I was just having a bit of fun. That switch isn't factory, it could be used for anything so a ejection seat isn't out of the question.
And I just spit coffee all over my monitor on that one...
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