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Old 05-29-2013, 06:18 PM
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Project LWT (Luxury Work Truck)

Hello all, I know it's something to jump on a forum and start a project thread but I hope you all don't mind. I need somewhere to put this so that I can actually get some input. Check my intro thread for details there. New From LA

I bought another F350 a few months back. It was an unplanned purchase to be honest but I got a heck of a deal on the truck. I was at the auction hunting a gas powered (or broke diesel) 4dr sb 4x4 to do a 24 valve/allison swap. Right as I was leaving I saw an F350 get numbered that I hadn't noticed. Turns out it was a 1 owner old man truck that was sold to a logging company that was then abused by young guys for about 4 months until the bank seized everything. The only damaged was cosmetic and too long on maintenance. I drove the truck home for $3500.

Leather, full power, aftermarket head unit, crappy black spray paint on most of the lights, crappy tint, filthy interior, leaky seals, dirty filters, and horrible attempts at customization.

The plans for this truck is a super luxury work/rig truck. I use my truck as an every day driver, camper hauler, work truck and it sees lots of miles. If my butt is going to be inside the cab of something that often I like it to be a joy to ride inside. Not only that it will also be a traveling billboard for the new custom shop I am in the process building.

I will post up pics and more when they finish downloading. Hope everyone enjoys.
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If I may make a recommendation. Go to a GMC dealer.(ya I no boo gmc) and look at a Denali. My dad drives a 2012 gmc dually duracrap Denali. Its his work truck. It has heat/cooled seats. Heated steering wheel. Its a nice truck. Just something to think about when building. Good luck!

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Haha! Man that's what I told the lady when I was describing it. I was like "denali work truck" subtle chrome, brilliant paint, luxurious interior, all in my favorite platform at a third of the cost. And fully functional!
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Haha. I like it. The only thing u will be missing is the moonroof.

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This was leaving the auction site. I also picked up two huge gang boxes for $75 and a 4' bush hog for $60 lol.

Notice the running boards, old man wheel well chrome, blown tire damage to driver fender, broken fender lights, and bed damage. I don't have many before pics and things are subject to change...
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So the first thing I did when I got the truck was yank the running boards and the chrome fender guards off. I spent pretty much an entire day just washing and scrubbing and cleaning the truck inside and out top to bottom.

Mechanically the truck was in great condition, turns out, the transmission had just been rebuilt before the bank seized it. The only thing it seemed to need was some work on the glow plug system and the blinkers/hazards not working.

I ended up having to leave the truck at home while I was off on the road. During that time I ordered the White Rogers GPR and a set of Motorcraft GP's (haven't installed the GP's yet). I also ordered the HPX line and the 203* thermostat and had it waiting for me when I returned.

During the 5 days I was off I managed to put in all the parts I had ordered (minus GP's), do all the in tank mods, modify the fuel lines from the pump to the tank, change all fluids front to back to royal purple with the exception of the engine (Rotella T 15W40), flush the coolant system, and bit the bullet and ordered a TW 6 pos.

When I pulled the fuel filter it was full of crud. About a solid inch of gunk say on the bottom and the heater element was deteriorated. I pulled and rebuilt the filter housing and installed a new Ford heating element. Upon re-installing the return line I managed to break the threads off the regulator housing as I'm sure many others have done. I immediately ran inside and had a billet unit with springs, seals, and fitting over night shipped to me from Bob over at Dieselorings.com. (Great guy there, even refunded me some of the shipping costs when the rates changed)

I threw the truck back together and made a maiden voyage down to Baton Rouge and back. Upon which I discovered a water leak and noticed it was using a small amount of oil... That night I headed out in it for south west Wyoming...
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:21 AM
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Here is a look inside the fuel filter housing when I first pulled it.

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I used carb cleaner and compressed air to blow out all the per filter fuel lines. I also added a filter in front of the stock pump. This will get me by until I build my reg ret system with a water separator and filter.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:53 AM
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Quick shot of the aluminum FPR housing. Thanks again to Bob.
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The White Rodgers GPR in the factory location. It's a tight fit but with some patience and wiggling it WILL fit down there.
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The 6637 air filter on these truck is a great investment. I get a lot of miles out of this filter between changes on another truck. I had to cut down the plastic housing some after pulling the original box. The used two 4" x 4" pieces of exhaust tubing to put it all back together. (I did the CCV mod while I was there)
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:56 AM
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Between body abuse and worthless attempts at customization, I have my work cut out for me.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:58 AM
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Little preview of why I won't be able to lift my arms tonight. More on this later.

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