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The Broke college kid project log

Well id figure id start a project log to note the work im doing on the ghost.

First just a couple pictures of how it sits now









removed those ugly steps!



I also rebuilt the fuel bowl and removed the fuel heater element.

But when i removed the line of the FPR the damn threads broke off in the nut so im gonna go yard jumping to find a housing and some other mis matched things i need

i guess i should tell you my plans also.

Im picking up my ZF6 tomorrow and will be putting it in also

put the stock dash cluster face in.

Fix the little rust thats on it and then put rhino lining in the bed and the sides up to the body line.

Find 2 other aluminum wheels and then mate them with 33's

Find a new drivers seat and also re-upholster the headliner.

Fix the misc. electrical gremlins

Then New bumpers front and rear and grill guard

new projector/halo headlights and halo fog lights

retint windows

Motor:
S366 from Irate DIesel and supporting mods needed
rosewood stage 3 hybrids injectors
ts 6 positon with Bills tunes
t500 HPOP
Regulated return w/ fuel bowl delete

Exhaust:
MBRP 4" stainless single stack kit
6" Mitre cut stack

Thats the plan anyways!

Colin S. Age:22 Certified Diesel Tech, Infantry US ARMY
E99 7.3 6spd 4x4 6637, 4" straight pipe, 365,000 miles
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when i changed my air filter look at the difference


some interior shots









just for fun this was my last project

a turbo charged 4.0l 5 spd 4x4 ranger










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"wear your high mileage as a badge of honor"

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for a laugh, someones homemade exhaust....




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Got the transmission in last weekend








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I drove it tuesday. its got the miss that i knew about.

I got a set of injectors with 20,000 miles on them for $120 dollars.

Gotta get new batteries , glow plugs and a relay

So far this is what iv paid out

$1500 for the truck
$900 for the ZF6
$78 for the Pilot bearing and Throwout bearing
$120 for the injectors
$98.10 for Keys and ignition, power steering cap, ingnition switch, key fob

so the total so far is

$2696.10

ehh and fuel bowl rebuild kit for $22 and turbo o rings for $14

so total

$2732.10

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"wear your high mileage as a badge of honor"

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I discovered a fuel line going to the drivers side head is leaking. ordered the o rings from Bob.

Now just the waiting game to get my parts and get them in.

Im gonna order my injector o ring kits here later this weekend or next week.

and i gotta get my glow plugs and relay from the little power shop

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looking at the pictures i cant wait till its warm so i can lift the front end up with the tractor and power wash the bottom of it

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Looking good! Keep it up I want to see this finished!

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Looking good! Keep it up I want to see this finished!
Thanks!

I cant promise it will be fast as im still in school for a year BUT i can promise it will be detailed as i like to write tech articles

I cant wait to get the injectors and glow plugs in and then just being able to drive the ol' girl around.

The warm weather project is gonna be fix the rust issues on the cab corners and the little bit starting on the rockers and then line the bed and rocker panels with rock guard/ bedliner (just like the ranger above)

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The Broke college kid project log

I know your young hell I'm 29 but I still act like I'm in high school lol but man the stack on a white truck not good if your anything like me i keep my truck clean and I put a 6 inch mitre cut stack on my truvk and it looked awesome and sounded awesome but man it kept my whole truck covered in soot but to each his own. And by the way nice truck and it's good to see you doing your own work knowing how to do your own mechanic work saves tons of money in life and saves you from crooked mechanics


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2000 f-350 4x4 extended cab, went from a flatbed work truck to what you see now, all done by me. Early 99 engine, billet low stall converter, rebuilt trans, all new uvch, new belt tensioners and idler pulley, rebuilt injectors, all new icp, idm, cps, hutch mod, k&n intake, white valve covers, wicked wheel, 5 inch exhaust, php hydra chip 15pos, 8" superlift, 20 inch black and machined rims, 2" billet spacers, 37/13.50r20 toyo open country tires, rough country dual stabilizer, 05 front end with 10k hid lights, amber led cab lights, 09 ford van bucket seats, 2010 f150 center console, b&m ratchet shifter, aero force scan gauge, b&m trans cooler used as a fuel cooler,
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