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post #31 of 322 Old 11-24-2015, 08:02 PM
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That's a mean looking old rig. Nice flatbed as well. I like the "beater" style it has to it. Rough around the edges (I mean all of this as a compliment) but reliable in any conditions. It doesn't hurt that I'm a Ford guy, long live the old Fords!
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No offense taken at all, it's part of the charm I say. For a rig that old, it still looks pretty good I think. Oh, and that flat bed is solid 4"x4" oak, sitting on a pair of 6"x4" oak rails above the rear frame. It might look all gray and rotted out, but it's just patina, haha.
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Would love to have another diesel powered truck. I ordered a 86 Chevy K5 full size blazer with the 6.2 diesel w/auto the lowest gears I could order it with as I was using it to pull my car trailer with.
At about a year old the posi let go so when replacing it I went with 4.11 gears front & rear with stock 31” tall tires and this made the truck a lot better to drive but nothing like a gas powered trucks. At just about 100K and needing a full exh system I went with a Gail Banks exh system hooked to one of his turbo kits. Now this made the truck drive just like a gas powered one and a lot of fun to drive. Well at 16 years old, 230K on the clock, the body needing work like floors put back in for the 3rd time, A/C not working and needing a 2nd injection pump rebuild it was time for a new truck to pull my car trailer. At the time if you wanted a diesel you had to come up with 5k more over a gas one and diesel fuel more than gas price I went with a gas truck/suv.

Now that I moved south and older trucks don’t rust out like up north I will be looking for an older P/U to haul stuff with and if I find one with a diesel great other wise I may look into a Cummings 4BT swap as my brother in cali has done a few swaps and loves them.
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Love the diesel passion! I knew it would flow among many here. Keep it up coming guys.

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While keeping the exterior pretty much stock, I've done a few modifications to the engine and transmission with more to come.
All mods geared toward beefing it up for towing 5er with fishing boat through the mountains.

Won't be going back to a gasser for towing.

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^ Nice truck! Have to love the 7.3.

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^ Nice truck! Have to love the 7.3.
Thank you, Sir. Love my truck!

Your 99' looks real good, too!

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Progress has been made on my Highboy/Diesel build! Found a MINT 76', In Maryland. Finalizing the deal now! It currently has the 390 V-8, BB, and a 4 speed Borg-Warner T-18. Keeping my eye out for a 6.0 with a 2wd tranny for cheap. These trucks came factory with a divorced transfer case, Which is pretty cool! Gonna put a flatbed on it, (No bed now). And run some BIG 44x18x15 Interco TSL IROK's!

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Whatcha gonna do with the good V8 and other parts?
(Hint hint, find an old Falcon and build a gasser )

Good to hear that you're making progress with it!

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We have 2 2006 6.0L Power Strokes at work with over 100000 miles on them and the only non maintenance repair so far has been high pressure standpipe "O" ring replacement. Both vehicles gradually started to crank longer then normal on a hot restart because of high pressure oil leaking by the "O" rings. The new "O" rings were an updated design with backer rings.

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I previously owned a 1993 Chevy K3500 with the 6.5L turbo diesel and a NV4500 5 speed trans. I really liked that old truck a lot, even though the body was pretty rusty and the frame was also starting to get in bad shape around the leaf springs. I traded it for the 1996 Chevy K2500 I currently have. A few months ago I purchased a 2006 Chevy Duramax LBZ with the 6 speed Allison automatic. I purchased it from a family friend. He always took care of the truck and serviced it regularly. Never pulled a gooseneck until 3 years ago when he installed the turnover ball in the bed. I use the truck to pull a gooseneck every now and then and its my daily driver most of the time. As far as aftermarket parts goes it has a Diablo Sport Predator programmer with 4 tunes, an Edge Insight CTS2 monitor, stage 3 AFE intake, and MBRP 4' inch exhaust. The truck runs great and has tons of power. I love the power of a diesel and the torque. I still own two gas trucks though, just couldn't get rid of them lol.
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A group photo. 1996 Chevy K2500, 2005 Chevy Duramax, and my 1986 Chevy C30 flatbed dually.
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My older brother had a '93 GMC K2500 with the 6.5 turbo and the NV4500,that year was the only one that had a lower first gear ratio than the rest..it was a good truck,plowed like a bulldozer,got decent fuel mileage,and he liked it a lot--sold it to a friend after having it several years,when it got quite rusty all over..

He bought a used 2002 GMC 3/4 ton HD with a Duramax and Alison transmission to replace it..he loved that truck a lot,the engine had some real torque even in bone stock form...the only issues he had with it was the transfer case had an oil pump made into it,that developed a problem,I guess it was common for them to hog out the case and actually cut a groove in the housing,and leak ATF all over the undersides of the truck..he ended up buying a new tailshaft housing for it..then learned later Kennedy Diesel sells a repair kit for about 60 bucks to fix that,but he thought the housing was too far gone for it to work..housing was a bit over 200 bucks from GM dealer...

That truck he ended up selling after 5 or so years--like the other one,it too suffered from rust on the frame,backing plates,etc...he needle scaled the entire frame and brush painted it,replaced all the rusted brake lines and other metal lines,backing plates,and decided to sell it before it rusted again--he also had some issues with red silt in the fuel system,probably from some lousy fuel he picked up somewhere--knowing the early Duramax's had injector troubles and were a bear to replace,he decided it was time to let it go.....he regretted selling it a lot ,but he did get nearly what he gave for it when he bought it..

I would probably never buy a newer diesel...I like the old mechanical injected "simple" ones,that'll run on a lot more than just diesel fuel..I know guys who run used ATF,motor oil and fryolator oil in their old diesels,I haven't been that brave to try it in my trucks..but would if there was an emergency and fuel was unavailable..


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Nice rigs, Justin! I like the HD. The Duramax is a great engine.

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HEHE... I'm a diesel

My old 2000 7.3 Workhorse.



I used it every day for six years for work. After getting put back together a couple times by the insurance, I lost interest in the truck and decided that if anything major (engine/trans/etc) were to go wrong, I was getting rid of it. Well, a couple years ago, the turbo started leaking at the exhaust shaft seal. I rebuilt the turbo and re-installed it in -20C weather. The exhaust oil leak was fixed, but I damaged a mounting pedestal o-ring, and oil was now running down the block. I had it, it was time for a change.

Adopted this one and dropped the work topper into it, 2008 6.4


My 96 F250 7.3
Unfortunately it is now much rustier than in the pic.



I have plans to drop a VW TDI into my Ranger in the future too.

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HEHE... I'm a diesel

My old 2000 7.3 Workhorse.



I used it every day for six years for work. After getting put back together a couple times by the insurance, I lost interest in the truck and decided that if anything major (engine/trans/etc) were to go wrong, I was getting rid of it. Well, a couple years ago, the turbo started leaking at the exhaust shaft seal. I rebuilt the turbo and re-installed it in -20C weather. The exhaust oil leak was fixed, but I damaged a mounting pedestal o-ring, and oil was now running down the block. I had it, it was time for a change.

Adopted this one and dropped the work topper into it, 2008 6.4


My 96 F250 7.3
Unfortunately it is now much rustier than in the pic.



I have plans to drop a VW TDI into my Ranger in the future too.
LOVE the O.B.S! I just bought a 6.9 IDI myself, i'm offically an IDIot!

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