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I managed to buy a 1999 7.3 xlt 2wd. It has mechanical issues when it was parked (white smoke, no power) has been sitting on land for a better part of 6 years.

per the previous owner (can confirm) has replaced the fuel injectors, turbo, and oil pump.

my father in law is a master diesel mechanic and this project is a father-son bonding type thing as I’m a novice when it comes to diesels


we plan to resurrect this beast from the dead and show why the 7.3 is king.


now……it is a 2wd. I want to convert it to a full 4x4. Money is not a issue as this truck will never be sold. It is purely a toy to dump stupid amounts of money into and become my daughters first vehicle…..14 years from now
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need inspiration. Would like to see what you all have done to your 7.3 And ultimately guide me to how this truck will transform
 

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Good idea. Worth saving. I like new air intake, 4 inch exhaust and a tuner.
Consider beefing up the trans and torque converter.
Biltstein shocks.
Moog front end with zerk fittings.
Dana 60 front axle.
You can find used 4wd parts.
Good luck.
 

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Sounds like a hell of a plan. I'd get on the ol youtube and see what you need to do for the 4wd swap.
 

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My view is when there is an apocalyptic catastrophe there will be nothing but 7.3L's & Yota's. She'll survive. I drove a 68' plymouth fury II as my first set of wheels in the year 2000.
 

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I had a 99' that I put 331k on. That one doesn't look rusty, worth saving for sure. Is it a 5spd/6spd or auto. Mine was a 6spd. I don't know when they quit offering thr 5spd. The auto will need an overhaul. That's something you want to make sure is done right. Check the FICM and make sure she's at 48volts...
 

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yeah i though about convertin my 0660 2wd to 4wd. BUTT i came to the delusion that a fak-tore-ree made 7.3 4wd woody be cheeeeeper and beeter in the long runs. wheres the imodium ad ?

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yeah i though about convertin my 0660 2wd to 4wd. BUTT i came to the delusion that a fak-tore-ree made 7.3 4wd woody be cheeeeeper and beeter in the long runs. wheres the imodium ad ?
Wow. I lost brain cells reading that
 
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