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post #1 of 8 Old 02-03-2009, 04:53 AM Thread Starter Rookie
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Hey gang, glad I found this place!

I'm on the board of directors for our SCCA region, Central Carolinas Region, in the Charlotte, NC area. Web site - CCR-SCCA

We needed a truck to pull our trailer to autocross events and to the hillclimbs we put on a few times each year. Another board member and I took on the task. We decided on a F-250 or F-350, 7.3, 2 wheel drive. Everything we found in Charlotte was beaten up, a 5.4 or 4-wheel drive. The truck just didn't need to be 4-wheel drive as it will be on pavement.

I found a decent 2000 in Hickory, 220,000, super-cab, long bed for $6,000. They had to replace the starter before I could test drive it... we really wanted a crew cab. Came across one in Wilmington (3 hours from Charlotte). It was what we wanted: 1999 F-250, crew-cab, 2-wheel drive, 7.3, automatic trans, long bed, 172,000. We ended up getting it for $6,250, I don't think we did bad... it was owned by an older guy in Wilm, he used it to tow a gooseneck 30-ft camper trailer.

Anyways, here's the truck...

And here's what it'll be towing... 7x14, custom built for us.

I know it's a bit of overkill for just a 7x14, but when its loaded with 300 cones, 12 fire bottles, timing equipment, brooms, helmets... you get the picture. It adds up quickly. And it shouldn't have any trouble going to Banner Elk for the hillclimbs!

The forum has already been a help... I learned about replacing the crappy cup holder. Just have to order the new one now.

If you're wondering about "lagunamiata" its from my autocross car - a 1994 Laguna Blue Mazda Miata. Here's the car on-track at Carolina Motorsports Park.

Quite a change from driving that to the F-250!!

But our dogs fit in the truck better!
Charley - our Great Dane

and Roux - she's a Shar-Pei mix

We bought a Honda Odyssey last year (err, in 2008)... no kids, but we bought a mini-van for our dog!

Thanks all!
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Oh yeah, any value in a 89 (I think) F-350, 7.3 (non-turbo), 5-speed, 2-wheel drive, extended cab dually? It's got 100k on the chassis, 50k on the engine. Body is rough, but it starts, drives, shifts and stops. The 99 is its replacement.

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-03-2009, 05:37 AM
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-03-2009, 04:14 PM
Is it even worth it???

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-03-2009, 04:15 PM
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Nice truck, Welcome to the ORG!

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1997 Ford F-350, Dually conversion, Cobra 29 LX CB, 12000 watt converter, All LED lights, TW tunes, 4" DP, Napa Intake, coolant filter, 140cc Injectors and lots of running lights.

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-06-2009, 02:00 PM
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Welcome to the org.!

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