here is a e-mail i got from the guy telling me some of what has been done to the truck.
(It's has a rebuilt ford auto tranny should still be under warranty (i'm checking w/ the dealer on it), here's what i've done to it, new tranny filter, fuel pump, new front rotors/pads, new front shocks, new front door pins, put on real locking hubs, new poly cab mounts, new steering column, new front spring and shackle poly bushings. I've had the truck for about 6 months, it drives good, doesn't leak anywhere, no engine smoke when it starts. I put a bullydog shift kit in, shifts firmly, also have a Superchips on it.)
i drove the truck tonight and it drove o.k (does not have as much power as my CTD but it's not that bad and the streets were wet so i really could not get on it like i wanted)