I sold my 2017 for 50k and looked at the 2020 and thought I could rebuild the 2006 for half the cost. ha!Hey folks im back.
So, is anyone has done this more recently and has a price tag I would appreciate it.
Also, is there a sticky thread for a parts list?
It was a bad idea IMHO. If you have a good base truck it might make sense to stud the heads but it's a
slippery slope. These are old trucks and you find things as you go. Here's what I've got into the project
so far. It's not a part / cost list but to give you an idea of what it could cost.
Basic Truck F250 Lariat CC SRW 4x4 SB... 8k
New Seat Covers 2k (on backorder)
Radio w/GPS and Speakers 2k
New Windshield, Rear Power Slider, Sunroof repair kit 1k
Upgraded Brakes/Suspension/Steering (stock) 8k
New Michellin Tires, used 20" rims 2k
Misc New and Junk Yard (door panels, seat track, elec switches, sunroof motor, etc) 1k
Subtotal 24k (vs a used one in very good condition for 18k)
Rebuilt Long Block (studs, o-ring head, fly cut pistons) 15k, not including labor
Aluminum Radiator/Intercooler/synth hoses 4k
Fuel System / Reg Return 2.5k
New Battery/Alternator Cables/Misc 500 (on order, waiting to arrive)
Upgraded EGR/OIl Relocate/Coolant Filter 3k-5k (haven't decided yet between IPR and BPD)
Rebuilt trans, driveshaft, rear end 6k
Water pump (billet), steering pump, vacum 500
Gauge cluster refurb 200
Alignment, radius arms w/labor 1k+
Cab off motor install 3k
Aluminized Exhanst 500
Billet Flywheel 500
Net Total 65k
My original goal was to not spend more than 40k-45k but as I was putting so much into it I didn't want to go back and have to redo anything. This will be a local daily driver. I want to keep the EGR legal so will do the BPD EGR upgrade and add a catch can rather than delete.
It's been a project truck for the last year. Lots of new parts but also many trips to the junk yard to replace misc worn out parts. Last weekend I replaced the blown out rear dome bulbs and discovered it must have a short cuz the batteries drained overnight. Found a bad positive cable while charging. Haven't identified the battery drain for sure but very likely the rear dome light. Today I grabbed a rear view mirror and rear dome light at a junk yard for 30 but spent 40 in tolls and another 20 in gas back and forth. This sort of things add up and isn't capture into the total cost. Everything but the radius arm bushings, coil isolators and sway bar links has been replaced and the truck still wanders. I am waiting on OEM-fit covers from the seat shop and then the truck will go to spring/frame shop for radius arm bushings, isolators and alignment.
When the truck first arrived it leaked fuel and oil all over the driveway so I had it towed to a shop. In the meantime, while it was there, to get a jump on things, I bought a used 6.0 motor in Dallas and drove it back to the machine shop in the back of the tacoma (lol). The mechanic replaced the oil cooler and seals so it wasn't dumping fuel all over the driveway - those are indirect costs not included above. Turns out the existng motor was good - just everything bolted to it was worn out. It looks like the previous owner replaced the motor but didn't install a new oil cooler or gaskets. I wish I had known before I started rebuilding a motor but too late now. I haven't decided whether to put the rebuilt motor in or just keep the ones that is there now. After so much work, the rebuilt will probably go in and I expect to get maybe 3k for it which will cover the cab off motor swap labor (no way to do it myself w/o invoking the rath of the HOA).