xXxSilveradoxXx's 1997 F-250 build - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org Builds & Projects Post your builds & projects here

 78Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 150 Old 03-24-2016, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
xXxSilveradoxXx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Willows, CA
Posts: 182
Thanks: 11
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
xXxSilveradoxXx's 1997 F-250 build

Last Friday I picked up my first Ford, a 1997 PSD F-250. I bought it from a family friend and also my Landlord. It had sat next to his shop for years, and finally he decided to get rid of it. $1,000 later, and she was mine! The truck has 263,000 miles, an automatic transmission, 4:10 gearing, a tool box/fuel tank and a Boggs Equipment Repair & Fabrication rear bumper. Other than that, it's stock.







The truck also came with a set of Alcoa's. They weren't in the best shape, but neither was the truck. Both sets of tires were shot, so I needed a new set. I ended up going with a set of Toyo Open Country R/Ts in 265/75R16.







My plan, as of right now, is to do some maintenance, fix a couple little quirks and then do my power/longevity mods.
xXxSilveradoxXx is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 150 Old 03-24-2016, 10:21 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
five0merc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vacaville CA/Sundance WY
Posts: 747
Thanks: 16
Thanked 48 Times in 47 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
That's an awesome price. Looking forward to seeing where you go with the build.

1935 Ford 1/2 ton

1965 Mercury Comet Caliente

1987 Mustang GT

2002 F-150 Lightning True Blue #4516 of 4726 (1130 TB) Totaled by dodge driver
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2003 F-250 CCSB 4x4 Oxford White 7.3
five0merc is offline  
post #3 of 150 Old 03-24-2016, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
xXxSilveradoxXx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Willows, CA
Posts: 182
Thanks: 11
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
First thing's first, the truck has a moderate fuel leak. It's coming from the sensor or heater that is pictured below.



I've seen that people have had problems with various parts of the fuel filter canister assembly leaking. I would rather not rebuild the whole thing, considering an e-fuel system is in my future.

The next thing I need to concentrate on it fixing the shifter. That thing has major play in it. I could see it falling off or breaking at any time, which would result in me probably being stranded somewhere.

The last thing to be done is get interior door handles. I'm not sure if I want to just buy a set, or it I want to fabricate something up. Either way, it's a major PITA not having them!



The lowest things on my to do list are to fix, or remove the sagging headliner and decide if I want to remove the side molding.



xXxSilveradoxXx is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 150 Old 03-24-2016, 10:40 AM
Super Moderator


 
SuperCrutyPS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Orangevale, CA
Posts: 18,683
Thanks: 120
Thanked 802 Times in 777 Posts
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Quoted: 606 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
For some of the interior stuff like door handles, take a look at LMCTruck. They might have some of that. If the price is reasonable.......
SparkyF250 likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Darryl | Owner/Operator
Truck | 2001 F350 CCLB
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

5th Wheel |
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Proud Veteran | US Navy - '76-'80 - Petty Officer 2nd Class (E5)
SuperCrutyPS is offline  
post #5 of 150 Old 03-24-2016, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
xXxSilveradoxXx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Willows, CA
Posts: 182
Thanks: 11
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by five0merc View Post
That's an awesome price. Looking forward to seeing where you go with the build.
I wasn't the first to hear about him wanting to get rid of his truck. I was honestly surprised nobody picked it up before me!

Nothing is set in stone, but as of right now, this is what I'm thinking:
Performance
-turbo-back straight pipe dual exhaust
-6637 mod
-tuning

Longevity
-E-Fuel with a Walbro GSL392BX and Cat filters
-Probably going to have to beef up the transmission
-Possibly an intercooler

Exterior
-Frosted clear blinker lights
-LED bulbs in stock housings (switchbacks on the front blinkers)
-Possibly LED light bar
-Possibly remove side molding

Interior
-Gauges (Pyro, Boost, Trans)
-Possibly HPOP, but still researching that
-Possibly tearing out the carpet and bed coating the floor

I'm also tinkering with an idea I have to use the EBPV as an exhaust brake. After that, I'm not sure. Maybe a Dana 60 front axle, maybe Super Duty Axles, maybe a turbo and fuel. I'd like to just keep it at the list above, but I'm addicted to modding. I can't keep something stock to save my life.
xXxSilveradoxXx is offline  
post #6 of 150 Old 03-24-2016, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
xXxSilveradoxXx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Willows, CA
Posts: 182
Thanks: 11
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperCrutyPS View Post
For some of the interior stuff like door handles, take a look at LMCTruck. They might have some of that. If the price is reasonable.......
I absolutely LOVE LMC, they're way better than the dealership! They have two kinds of handles, chrome and black. I'm just not sure if I would rather have something custom. The truck had the chrome ones originally, but I'll probably end up with the plain black.

Speaking of LMC, they have a nice Bronco on the cover right now. I wish I knew the tire/wheel/suspension specs on that thing!

xXxSilveradoxXx is offline  
post #7 of 150 Old 03-24-2016, 11:10 AM
Mr. Crossthread


 
waggonerj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 5,015
Thanks: 402
Thanked 241 Times in 233 Posts
Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Quoted: 1878 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That thing is DIRTY! I vote for custom door handles btw.

Justin

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2005 F250 FX4 Lariat 292k
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ARP Studs - OEM Gaskets - Machined Heads - EGR Delete - 4" Straight Pipe Axle Dump - MBRP Up-pipes - Holder's 175/Stock Injectors - KC Stage 2 63.5mm - Custom Water/Meth Injection - Beans Diesel Sump - PHP FICM Tuner - SCT X4 - TSD Tunes - Riff Raff Boots and Clamps - Coolant Filter - Blue Spring - CCV Reroute - Powermax USA 250 amp Alt - Custom Big 3 Upgrade -
Check out MPA, those guys are pretty decent
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

TPB!
waggonerj is offline  
post #8 of 150 Old 03-24-2016, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
xXxSilveradoxXx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Willows, CA
Posts: 182
Thanks: 11
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah, cleaning the truck should probably be one of the first things I do! Any ideas for the door handles? I'm not a master fabricator, nor do I have an extensive shop, but I can get little things like simple door handles done.
xXxSilveradoxXx is offline  
post #9 of 150 Old 03-24-2016, 12:23 PM
Mr. Crossthread


 
waggonerj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 5,015
Thanks: 402
Thanked 241 Times in 233 Posts
Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Quoted: 1878 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Wrench door handles? lol
Need help w/ Custom Wrench Door Handles - The Garage Journal Board

Justin

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2005 F250 FX4 Lariat 292k
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ARP Studs - OEM Gaskets - Machined Heads - EGR Delete - 4" Straight Pipe Axle Dump - MBRP Up-pipes - Holder's 175/Stock Injectors - KC Stage 2 63.5mm - Custom Water/Meth Injection - Beans Diesel Sump - PHP FICM Tuner - SCT X4 - TSD Tunes - Riff Raff Boots and Clamps - Coolant Filter - Blue Spring - CCV Reroute - Powermax USA 250 amp Alt - Custom Big 3 Upgrade -
Check out MPA, those guys are pretty decent
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

TPB!
waggonerj is offline  
post #10 of 150 Old 03-24-2016, 12:30 PM
Member
 
animalwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Colfax, IA
Posts: 67
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by xXxSilveradoxXx View Post
Yeah, cleaning the truck should probably be one of the first things I do! Any ideas for the door handles? I'm not a master fabricator, nor do I have an extensive shop, but I can get little things like simple door handles done.
I'd suggest a prybar handle for a custom door handle.
I like the handles on my OTC prybars, would make cool door handles, IMHO.
animalwheeler is offline  
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:
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:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome