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Old 07-13-2015, 07:41 PM
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My F250 build thread

Ok not sure where to really post this and I figure if this is not the correct area it will get moved, but I figure I will post my F250 build thread...she has 437,737K as of the start of the build thread...

at the moment I am just trying to get ideas together for my truck and up date her to look better, and remove the rust that has formed! anyways heres some pictures of the truck as it stands at the moment...











Cooper telling me how happy he is with the new truck



anyways at the moment im looking to try and do a 4" exhaust with turbo back system, off road heavy duty bumpers with a winch if able...as well as some theft deturent items...
 
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:02 PM
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ok, I just picked up a new tool box (low profile type) for the truck which I still need a name for, but I realized very quickly how much I used the tool box on sandy, so I said heck with it and bit the bullet (thankfully I have a good discount at the parts house and we stocked the one I wanted to get), it had a lot of caked on dust as the boxes did sit on the shelf for a good while but it cleaned off with a bit of rain water on the way home!

I will be getting pictures later when it becomes daylight again! on the positive side I forgot how much fun it is doing a build thread where I am actually doing things for enjoyment, not repairs every other day kinda like I was starting to do with the F150...


but I am at least enjoying this truck now
 
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OK! With the V8 Powerstroke emblem on the fender, leads me to believe your truck is what we refer to as an E99 (early 99). There are a few things different on your truck compared to the rest of the 99-03 7.3's. (I own one of these too)

P.S. Do you want to keep this in the Super Duty Forum? The guys that hang out in the 99-03 7.3PSD Forum really have a lot of knowledge on these trucks. Don't know how many of them visit the Super Duty Forum.
 
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I'll keep the post where it will get the best help as I need it
 
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if a mod/admin feels that I would be better off in the other setion please feel free to move the topic there!!
 
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well i figured its time for sprucing up the wiper arms and here are the pictures

figured as they were rusty its time to derustify them along with the rest of the truck and who knew a wire clothing hanger would be a good and useful tool for the process...

the old rusted POS




removing the wiper arms


drying them at about 150* (after a quick bath in degreaser/water)


Yes I know I could have just gone black on them but I don't want to look like every other truck out there (some of you guys already know this anyways...)





the best tool ever invented...seriously!!!



I can't wait to see them in day light but what I can tell in the dark makes me happy and excited!! Day time shots will come tomorrow when I can take some pics!!
 
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Move to the 7.3 forum. Good luck with your project!
 
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I been thinkin about adding a toolbox to Skippy. What brand did you get?
 
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Thanks glow, it's an off brand betterbuilt (I think) called dura last, pics should be posted but I will snap a few here soon for you, as for the wiper arms I need another coat I think and a sanding and should be good to go, as for the name not really sure what name I should use, oh and the pooch is named Cooper and he was ready to head to work
 
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Thanks glow, it's an off brand betterbuilt (I think) called dura last, pics should be posted but I will snap a few here soon for you, as for the wiper arms I need another coat I think and a sanding and should be good to go, as for the name not really sure what name I should use, oh and the pooch is named Cooper and he was ready to head to work
Here are the pics of the tool box from when we installed it, if you want any more or any other type of pic let me know (thankful for having a second set of hands to help with it)





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cute pooch and wiper arms are the only thing i havent had to mess with on mine,hope i didnt just ruin that
 
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Love the dog, I grew up with golden retrievers my whole life.

Keep the pics coming!!!
 
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Love the dog, I grew up with golden retrievers my whole life.

Keep the pics coming!!!
they will be coming soon, I got a few other items I want to hit shortly (of course my Bday is coming on the 28th) and my truck is going to get an upgrade that every audiophile wants to do

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cute pooch and wiper arms are the only thing i havent had to mess with on mine,hope i didnt just ruin that
thanks, he loves riding in the truck any opportunity he can get...infact I think I may have to call it the dog house he loves it so much

as for your wiper arms, they will now begin to rust and if they do its actually very simple, all I needed was two batteries for my drill and a wire brush and I went to work...oh and can't forget the shade/cool day to do the work in....
 
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with my luck i will be doing it in -20 and blowin snow,like when i did injectors
 
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