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Old May 27th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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While helping process cars for the crusher and upon opening the hood to cut the battery out.....I found two. The truck had been sitting for 6 weeks and I really did not expect it to start but after the GP light went out, the 6.9 did not make three revolutions before it was idling as smooth as any I have ever heard, almost like it knew it's life was dependent on it so I had to bring it home. Needs brake work and carpet but the cab is solid and I already have replacement box, doors and fenders, they cost me just what I paid for the truck, $245 per ton. Judging from the way it drives and the condition of the seat and pedels with the fact the engine has no blow by at all, I believe the mileage just may be correct. After installing and aligned the doors and fenders and mounted the visor. While I was bolting the box down I was pleasantly suprised to see new Ford leaf packs and hangers. One gallon of high build primer, some scotch-brite sanding pads, a half roll or paper, two rolls of tape and one gallon of Rustoleum hammer coat silver paint it is driveable. I may paint the mid section black in a few weeks but for now I like it. It turned out alot better than I expected and everyone who sees it loves the look of the paint. I'm not sure what gears are in it but in high gear i'm turning 2600RPM at 55 MPH.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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it just hurts the brain to realize what some people throw away sometimes. lucky you were there to parole this one. looks good!
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Old May 27th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #3
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damn! Nice find! That thing looks 100x better. Nice work!
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Old May 30th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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looks like one hell of a deal
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #5
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this is all smart thinking
great use on knowledge and skills
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