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    Destination Unknown - a 1997 F350 build

    Both my trucks have done clunking. I’m pretty sure each is suffering from a bit of play in the splines of the steering shaft. It’s not bad enough to justify the expense of replacing them. However- my flatbed truck (460) has a different clunk from time to time on rough terrain at speed. I can’t...
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    97 F-350 CCLB build:

    It’s absolutely growing on me. I have two of these old trucks. They are basically identical- the difference being that the other truck has a 460 and a flat bed. It’s my work truck. Unfortunately a few days ago something screwed up with the clutch and it’s not really drivable. I already have a...
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    97 F-350 CCLB build:

    Today the truck does “truck stuff.”
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    Project "Autonomous" F-350

    Clutch went out of my 460 powered truck last Saturday. Naturally I had a new one Monday. Unfortunately I’m planting right now and can’t get time to put the new clutch in. So I can totally relate to your getty-ness over those seals. Cause I grin just knowing my clutch is waiting!!!! Luckily I’ve...
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    97 F-350 CCLB build:

    Cable locks can make theft more difficult. But mostly it’s just that I don’t personally care for a cluttered up look....and Pappawheely is right. I see tons of people in my own little town with brand new high lift jacks, winches, tow straps- and my personal favorite- a shiny new chain hanging...
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    97 F-350 CCLB build:

    You know....,that ain’t a bad idea. I ordered that kit where they send you a chip of every color. That stuff is pretty slick. I may need to look at it again. Might even be a tan color that could work. I appreciate the suggestion!
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    97 F-350 CCLB build:

    I’m getting a little longer in years now. Two tone trucks are more desirable to me than they used to be. Wrapping is definitely an option- I have a good friend who does that for a living. A green pinstripe would probably draw it together. I bet a white line-ex job on the cap would look really...
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    97 F-350 CCLB build:

    The flares are bushwacker street flares. They are ok. The extenda-flares on my other truck cover more and look better IMO. The mud flaps are home made. They were for a semi and I cut them down and used sheet metal screws to attach them to the inner fender wells.
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    97 F-350 CCLB build:

    Well, today I put the new cap on. I like the fit and finish very well. The style suits me to a tee! I’m not really crazy about the color on my truck....but I don’t hate it either. The more I look at the cap, the more I’m convinced it will cost a fortune to re-paint. So I’m thinking it’ll just be...
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    Destination Unknown - a 1997 F350 build

    Chorky....sad to hear you’ve had all these problems. I’m always amazed at the luck one person has versus the luck of another. You’ve taken a good route to upgrade your truck to something you’d be happy with. The only thing I can offer is that most of your problems are somebody else’s fault...
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    97 F-350 CCLB build:

    THANK YOU!!!!! I am familiar with this stuff and couldn’t for the life of me think what it’s called. I just looked on amazon and it’s available there and not terribly expensive. I had another buddy that used unistrut and it was very versatile and very strong. This may be a good direction for me...
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    97 F-350 CCLB build:

    Haven’t updated in a LONG time. And really there’s just not much to update about. The last year has been very busy with work. Camping was at a minimum and vacationing didn’t happen. But a few minor upgrades to the truck took place. I did finally get the rear tire carrier finished up. I added...
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    Destination Unknown - a 1997 F350 build

    To somewhat validate Pappa’s claim.....I drove a second gen dodge with a cummins for a dozen years or more. I was looking into coil spring spacers back when leveling kits weren’t really all that popular yet. No joke- I ran across coil spring spacers that were up to 1” thick because Chrystler...
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    Project "Autonomous" F-350

    Death wobble isn’t a term that’s exclusive to steering components!!!! I freaking HATE loading and unloading my camper. At present I’m seriously considering selling it...I think a tent will do just fine from now on.
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    Destination Unknown - a 1997 F350 build

    Chorky.....I’m having a hard time imagining that you have a frame issue (cracked). I guess anything is possible. But that’s not likely. I’ve heard good things about the sky stuff being very good. I’m sorry to hear that your components aren’t up to snuff. For the moment I don’t know how you could...
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