This will be the official build thread for the repairs that will take place on member lifechanger's (Mike Cover) truck. He is an 80 year old veteran that essentially got delt a crappy hand.
I Give Up for the 80yr old...??
Mike lives off of $1000 a month from social security, and as many of you know that is pretty hard to live on with the ever increasing cost of living.
Several members on this site, including myself, saw Mike's desperation when he was willing to trade his truck and travel trailer for a Golf cart just to be able to get around. The worst part about this, is that while members were stepping up to offer any kind of assistance they could, some member's actually tried to give a run down golf cart and a sport ATV to this man.
Being appalled by this I called Mike and offered to fix his truck, free. My wife is an active duty Captain in the Army and I am National Guard/ROTC at OSU and we decided the right thing to do is to buy Mike an engine. Through the strong bonds the diesel community shares with each other, other members decided to offer expertise, money and parts they have laying around to get Mike's truck back on the road.
This thread will have the names of the vendors who decided to step up and help an 80 year old veteran in need. Mike has agreed to put the names of every vendor who helps on his truck. Furthermore a lot of members here will take note of those who help...and those who don't, when they make another purchase for their truck.
Here is the Google Document link where we have the list of parts we have and need. This is open to the public. If you feel we need anything else then please add to the list. As a reminder, this is not a 600hp build, just a stock reliable build
Donations can be made via paypal:
Oak Hill Used Auto Parts
Brad Mathews, owner of Oak Hill Auto parts just donated a complete running engine.
Here is another list besides the Google document. We will keep this update and if there is anything else that may have been missed or should be added, let us know and we will take care of it.
Mike Cover (lifechanger) parts list
2003 F-350 6.0 Powerstroke
Engine -- Donated by Oak Hill Used Auto Parts
Studs -- have a lead on a new set for $300
Injector o-ring kit -- MahdeyS
Intake manifold gaskets -- lilpooh
Water Pump -- Auto Fair Ford
Stock air filter -- Auto Fair Ford
Blue spring kit -- MahdeyS
HPOP -- Scott Brown of All Pro Diesel
HPOP cover gasket --
Stand Pipes -- michaelaiman
Upper and Lower radiator hoses and both heater hoses -- Sunrise Ford
Degas bottle upper and lower hoses -- Sunrise Ford
ICP -- Sunrise Ford
ICP pigtail -- Sunrise Ford
IPR -- Sunrise Ford
Thermostat -- Sunrise Ford
Fluids -- Dustan is buying from auto parts store with money donated
Oil Cooler kit -- Donated by Swamps
or Mitch aka PGreenSVT
EGR delete -- stangman893
Turbo install kit -- Mastrkee
Serp. belt single alternator – Mastrkee
head gaskets kits --
valve stem seals --
valve cover gaskets --
rocker box gaskets --
CAC boots -- Donated by RiffRaff Diesel
CAI kit -- donated by Banks Engineering
Exhaust system -- donated by Banks Engineering
Monitor = Edge CS -- donated by Stealth Automotive
New key -- Sunrise Ford
FICM -- donated by Bullet Proof Diesel
2.5 gallons of Amsoil -- AMSOILdealer
Coolant Filter --