Originally Posted by ChamYota
Jesus fucking christ. That thing is insane.. arent the 7.3's supposed to be bulletproof right?
Very nice setup, i've got a 82' pickup that i plan to tow with my taco, i dont doubt it'll have too many problems once i outfit the right parts(airbags,beefier leafs,brake controllers ect).
This truck was extremely neglected when I got it. I'm married to it at this point. Just too much $$ dumped into it. But yes, its bulletproof. Its my 4th powerstroke that I have owned.
and this 94.5 dually.
I will never own anything again for full service towing except a dually.
Diesels are just extremely easy to get power out of. I've dropped a lot of $$$ into the 94.5, but its been worth it. I towed my truggy and my buddy's first gen 4runner to CA for a full 8 days of wheeling over the summer. Never needed to downshift once out of 5th gear the whole way there. Only had to for the last 1/3 of the Park City, UT pull on I-80 and that is only because some guy boxed me in. That was around 24K gross. We were full loaded with camping gear for a Rubicon/Dusy Ershim trip. Before the paint job too:
I love the old body style Fords. IMO, is the toughest truck you can buy. It just takes some $$$ to get them up to par power wise with the newer diesels. Still way less $$ than a new truck though. I love Cummins motors, but the truck wrapped around them is a complete pile of crap.
Here is my Ford all cleaned up:
And with my truggy heading to the mountains: