Picked up a 2001 F-250 Crew Cab 7.3L on Monday, figured I'd show it off
Right now, it's got an AFE Stage 2 intake and an unknown brand aftermarket exhaust, I won't chip it until I know the tranny can take it. First mod on the list is gauges - should have Boost/Pyro/Trans in a couple weeks.
The topper wasn't on when I bought it, they thought it would detract from the sale. They told me get clamps ($35) and come get it. I told them to quit twisting my arm so hard, it was starting to hurt
"How the heck do you get there?"
"Duh! Big RED Jeep!!!"
That's a beautiful rig! It looks like it's been treated well. Come on now, give us the dirty stuff. How many miles, and how long are you in the dog house for buying another toy?
I'm gonna guess $11k, 100k miles, and 1 month in the dog house.
ETA: I'd love to have a rig like that, but I'm afraid my wife would throw me a sleeping bag into the back and make me sleep in there indefinitely the way our money is right now.
ETA2: It must be a solid truck. I only found one recall and it's relatively minor. You may want to call your local dealer and have them run your VIN to be sure it's been done.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
Potential Number Of Units Affected:
On certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; Wayne Stamping and Assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/...
Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built within the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Got any tips on convincing a wife that we need to spend money we don't have?
If you find out how to do that let me know. I can't even buy steak anymore because of lack of money Ive always gone with the just do it and ask for forgiveness after the fact. A nice weekend of the 2 of you alone tends to help the anger issues.
Let us know what you do to the rig. Ive been wanting one for awhile since I don't like towing with the yukon and 3 dogs would prefer something larger. Might as well build up my case to the wife.
I love my '02 7.3L 1 ton......I convienced the wife the engine mods would net better gas mileage, and it worked! Not the mileage part.....well maybe.....but I can't tell because I always have my foot into the floorboard!
I'm not much for Blue, but that is about the perfect tow rig. Broke in (142k) and not nice enough that you are gonna puke if you have to run through some brush or down a gravel road. And, all the right stuff. The mod of this forum should have a tow rig that doesn't need to be defended. Congrats!
03 Rubicon; 99 xj with too much stuff to list; Unimog 406 (gone)