F350 SD Hauler

Well, I’ve been poking away at this project for a while, as time and/or money and motivation permit.  If you are going to haul a car, a crew and accommodations a few thousand miles, you better be prepared right?

I had been wanting to add a somewhat larger truck to the ‘fleet’ for a while.  In August 2014 a truck presented its self that fit the bill, and fit the funds available at the time.  It was in DESPERATE need of some love and attention, but the bones were fairly solid.  My opinion was I could pay more for a truck that might be better, or, I could pay less, and do the repairs and upgrades, and KNOW what I had when I was done.  I chose the latter.  Thus I added this beast to the stable.

1999 F350 Super Duty Crew Cab Dually 4×4

It’s had a rough life, spent mainly doing commercial hauling.  When not earning a living, it was hauling a horse trailer on the barrel racing circuit.

Body solid, but has it’s share of dings and scrapes.  The box has been replaced, and a few of the cross brace ribs have been broken.  Tailgate doesn’t exist.  The one in the photo I acquired from a salvage, and the yellow circles indicate damaged areas on it.

Runs well, drives well, starts like crap.  Interior is the Laredo Leather, but, this too has been neglected.  Honestly, I think most tool boxes recieve more cleaning and attention than this truck did.

Tires bad, rims mismatched aluminium and steel.

Electrical has it’s issues, trailer connections are beat all to hell.

Did I mention it runs well?

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