'06 "Bulletproof" F-350
Well you heard the horror story already. Now, time for the silver lining. It wasn't as bad and considerably cheaper than it could have been. The 6.0 Powerstroke was already updated with better equipment and I only had to replace the oil cooler. The engine was already "chipped" so it has upgraded performance over a stock 6.0 Powerstroke.
(UPDATED: Audio fixed) It's got some zip, too...
The interior looks incredible. I only hope I can keep it in as clean.
I hate to admit it after the rant I went on, but I still think this was a reasonably well maintained truck. That's the reason I bought it in the first place. It looks good overall, I just didn't see the "Slick Willie" they put on me with the oil cooler. Let's hope there isn't another one. But, according to my mechanic there isn't any and I trust him. I've known the guy for 30 over years, he's ASE certified and he's never lied to me. He checked it out head to toe and the only thing he found was a vacuum leak on the 4x4 switch but it is working in manual and not hard to repair. I'll get that fixed as soon as he can get to it.
I'm also a huge fan of the custom front bumper. Not only is it beefy, it's coated with bed liner. Not sure if I've ever seen one like that. I just happen to have a shiny new Ford "Blue Oval" emblem that will bolt right to it.
We'll find out if it's a "Deal or Dud" after a few hotshot runs. I've got a couple gooseneck trailers to look at, but I have to stay single tire and under 26,000 GVW to keep DOT legal. That kinda limits my options and time is a factor. After getting a good gooseneck, hopefully this rig will start paying for it's self pretty soon.
If any of you oilfield hands need a hotshot, give me a call!