Fresh Start - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Introductions This is the place that you introduce yourself

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-13-2012, 12:39 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Fresh Start

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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-13-2012, 01:51 PM
Super Moderator

 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Orangevale, CA
Posts: 11,522
Thanks: 11
Thanked 100 Times in 94 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Glad to have you - to the ORG!!

Check out the Illiana chapter (for Indiana / Illinois members):
Illiana Strokers - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-13-2012, 08:27 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Here is the day we bought it...
Attached Thumbnails
Fresh Start-uploadfromtaptalk1352870822504.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-13-2012, 08:28 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
...and another
Attached Thumbnails
Fresh Start-uploadfromtaptalk1352870900661.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-21-2012, 09:07 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,797
Thanks: 73
Thanked 49 Times in 47 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors