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post #1 of 5 Old 11-13-2012, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hello!

I'm a brand new Power Stroke owner. My family has owned them for generations on the farm but I have never needed anything bigger than a Ranger until now.

Right before my wife and I got married last year, we were lucky enough to purchase a 250 from a friend for very cheap.

I have built several Fords before for customers so I am not unfamiliar with the truck. But we weren't quite prepared for the amount of total work.

I do not have pictures yet, but will soon, so you will have to deal with my descriptive ramblings.

After much VIN searching and bothering the heck out of my local dealership...

I am the proud owner of an early 1999 F-250. 7.3L Diesel with a 6-speed manual with manual stick transfer case and manual locking hubs.

The hub locks are frozen in the housings, locked of course, and the truck needs this list as much as I can find right away.

Ball-joints
wheel bearings
hub locks
every u-joint on it
front brakes - calipers,brackets,rotors,pads,hoses
hard brake lines everywhere
rear parking brakes - shoes and hardware
rear brakes - calipers,brackets,rotors,pads,hoses
tires - of course
random hardware
new gooseneck hitch
new bumper hitch
new flatbed - it has a mid-90's made for Chevy one on it now
new wiring in the rear for tail/running lights
both batteries
serpentine belt and tensioner
glow plugs
valve cover gaskets
oil pan drain plug

On the plus side... it has a Banks Git-Kit already installed. But the chip went bad... so it took me about 2 hours to figure out that if i remove the chip... it runs like normal truck.

So there it is... work truck exterior with the sealed beam headlights and a nasty condition aftermarket lower bumper cover. minor rust on the bottom of the doors, and a couple of dents and scratches so you know it was a farm truck.

I plan on going through this thing front to back inside and out. Nothing left untouched.

Let the pics and journey begin. It's good to be among friends.
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2015 F-350 CCLB DRW, Lariat Ultimate,
2nd Gen. 6.7L "Scorpion" Turbo Diesel,
440HP/860TQ, Torque Shift 6-speed,
Tuxedo Black W/Charcoal Black Int.,
14,000 LB GVWR,
3:73 Gears W/Limited Slip,
17" Polished Forge Alum. Wheels,
BFG All-Terrain Tires,
Factory 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Pkg.,
Spray In Bed-Liner,
Supplemental Cab Heater,
Camper Pkg.,
Chrome Pkg.,
FX4-Off Road Pkg.,
Upfitter Switches,
Engine Block Heater,
9025 Lbs. on the CAT Scales.

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