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Old 12-26-2007, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by duffman77
My truck fits the definition of Minimalist fairly well. 2007 F350 XL Reg Cab, 6.0 Powerstroke, 6 Spd, 2WD. Some would say that the powerstroke is not minimalist but I would say that I am minimising on the amount of fuel I am using. I have a few options, ones I feel that any real truck should come standard with, towing options, LSD. I did splurge for A/T/C and upgraded the seats to have the center console, but how many ordered thier truck with only AM/FM Radio? I have since done a few upgrades, XLT grille, Lariat wheels, tonneau cover. I finally added a pic to my gallery.
Hummm, correct me if I'm wrong, but a minimist's truck wouldn't have a long list of options like you listed above<smile>..........
Nice looking truck. If I could get one like yours with a short bed I have have one in a flash, however, it would have every bell and whistle under the sun as long as it dosen't have one of those between the seat consoles witch make it impossible to cuddle up on the highway.
 
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:39 PM
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Yes & No

Here is how I got mine, used, ex-government lease.


As such the whole case lot for the gov't came with 5.4L, 5 spd manual tranny, vinyl flooring, air cond, AM/FM, solid front axle, manual hubs, cloth bench seats, steel rims, gov't Forestry Dept green.

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But it had to have some changes. There's a group home down the street for misguided 'yutes' (youths), and I'd had a previous truck stolen from in front of the house. Because F250's make the top 10 stolen vehicle list, it was necessary to get am alarm/disabler installed. (While it was in the shop, only made sense to get a stereo upgrade for ipod comaptibility, with rear speakers). A window tint upgrade was also completed, for another security related issue. Step bars were necessary (& worthwhile) to make an easier entry for my shorter, other-half .

When I found a set of factory aluminum rims for a $200 upgrade from Craigslist, I had to do that. (Craigslist cost for aluminum rims $400, less the $200 cost recovery when I sold the metal rims on craigslist also!)

So here is how it now sits. Oh, and the X-mas bow is just a temporary install. Safe to say it hasnt budged since it was installed for the x-mas season, even when challenged by freeway speeds/winds.

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But it had to have some changes. There's a group home down the street for misguided 'yutes' (youths),

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Old 01-01-2008, 07:15 PM
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[QUOTE=Copper Cohiba]Here is how I got mine, used, ex-government lease.

pretty nice looking truck. Where does one find them for sale? In my state they buy them and when sold are pretty well thrashed.
 
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"My Cousin Vinnie" fan? Just a one-liner movie fan actually, runs in the family.

A dump of about 25-30 of these werre released by the British Columbia (Canada) Forestry Dept. last year. Several were picked up by used car dealers around the province and once that happened the prices jumped anywhere from $2K-$8K per truck.

Most had between 110K-150K kilometers (60K-90K miles). Some were rough, some were pretty decent. Think I test drove about 8-10 of them before I picked mine, found at a wholesaler.

These were leased by the Gov't, and they were maintained pretty regularly. Some more than others obviously, or I wouldn't have had to test drive as many as I did. All the govt employees had to do was make the maintenance appt's, the rest was covered. Thru a contact, I got the maintenance records for my truck, so I know right down to every light bulb & fuse what has gone into the vehicle, and when the work was done.

Been ecstatic with the truck ever since.
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Absolute minimalist. I bought my 03 V10 new. XL, single cab, 6 speed manual, manual 4x4. I kind of wanted to see what I could do with it as cheap as possible, just to prove a point.

I have since added: Ford branded stainless nerf steps. Cost me $29.00 brand new in the box. (over $300.00 from Ford). Alcoa rims, paid $48.00 for the set of 4, new in the boxes. (don't know the retail). 05+ grille, bought it from a Fox collision center for $8.00 and cut to fit myself. (looks great BTW). Cab clearance lights, $31.00 on sale at Cabalas.(installed myself, look good). Sirius satellite radio, new in the box with antenna, $15.00 at a garage sale. (the lady selling it got it as a gift and didn't want it). Whipple supercharger. $450.00 new in the boxes, was entire kit. (bought from a Ford dealer in Topeka, that a customer brought in to have installed. The guy totaled the truck the day before the appointed time to install, eventually bought a new Diesel as a replacement. The guy never claimed it after several attempts by the dealer to have him go get it. I saw the box when I stopped in for lug nuts. I asked the parts guy and he said I could have it for $450.00 cash. YOINK!

Since the above, I only have about 7000 miles on the truck (not my daily driver obviously). I have been offered more than I paid for it. Going to probably pull the SC off it. Turbo shop close to me says they can fab up a system for the V10. Think I want to try that. So, started as a minimalist, now I dunno. I think I proved my point though. That I could take a plain jane and turn it into something nice for not much money..
 
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I guess I'm a kinda minimalist. My truck is a regular cab 4x4 XL trim truck. Pretty much spec'ed out the way I wanted it except for an automatic trans. I have:
5.4 L manual shift T case, plain steel wheels, but
I have A/c, cruise control, cassette player ( I swaped in a cd player and system) automatic trans, telescoping mirrors, cloth seat.

couldn't justify the cost of an XLT just to get power windows that I wanted, and the other stuff I didn't want. I really wanted a vinyl floor mat. If I was to get a truck with carpet, I would swap it out.
 
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minimalist except for the PSD under the hood.
 
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I'm not exactly a minimalist, I bought a Lariat but the only thing I've added to it are a rhino liner and a dashmat (it was a Christmas gift). I don't like adding alot of extra's to it but I did when I was younger so I understand where that crowd is coming from. I do need automatic tranny's and air conditioning because life just sucks without those creature comforts.
 
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:48 PM
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Still like what I bought and could afford. Added side mounted tool boxes to carry losts of tools and stuff that is helpful when I visit my kids and grandkids. But being only 5'4" and an old farttt, I wish I could have gotten a power seat to boost me up without the passenger hitting his chin on his knees. . With diamond plate running boards to help grandma get in, I guess you could still call me a "minimalist". Love my truck.
 
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I have 2 F250 4X4's.

For work I drive a '08 XL Extended Cab SWB, 5.4L Auto Tranny, auto hubs and electric 4x4 selection. Manual windows, airconditioning, AM radio, a bench seat with the flip down consol. It's in the dirt every day and it's nice just shifting in and out of 4X4 on the fly as needed, espescialy when its muddy.

My 5th wheel rig is a '05 F250 XLT FX4 Regular cab, V10, auto tranny, auto hubs, electric shift, Tow Command, Tow Package with the electric heated mirrors, Captians chairs, AM/FM/CD/Casset player that I use with a XM sat radio and it has power windows. It hauls a 32' fifth wheel trailer that weighs in at appx 12,400# using a Reese 18K# hitch. It hauls the 5er up 8% grades at 50 - 55 mph while keeping the RPM around 3300, and averages around 9.3 mpg cruising at 60 mph. The 4x4 gets used when hauling the trailer on Forest Service gravel roads or when I need it on wet grass pulling into a campsite.

Two trucks for two different purposes, neither is fully loaded, they contain just what is necessary to preform the tasks they were spec'd for.
 
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Maximist, 2001 F250 Super Duty 4x4 crew cab. 7.3L turbo diesel, lariat 3"leveling kit on 35s. superchip microtuner, windowtint, aftermarket rims, stereo, and much more sorry guys but if your going to go big with the truck then you may as well go as big as possibe.
 
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:18 PM
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Not a minimalist here, but not a maximist either- power mirrors, heated seats, leather, all that kind of nonsense stuff doesn't appeal to me in the slightest.
 
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before my '99 XLT with 7.3 (gotta have a Diesel) we drove a '83 6.9 XL with rubber carpet delete, 4 spd, 2wheel drive, no power windows nor locks, Vinyl seats,standard cab for 19 years
So i guess i would call us minimalists
 
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:56 PM
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a minimumist! I got every option i could when i bought mine but wanted more! So, a fully loaded Lariet was the minimum i could except.
 
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