Originally Posted by Ranger1
I have heard people ask about welding one but I never saw one that somebody actually did it to. I forget the idea is to what make it a spool ? Why not just buy a spool and put that in some people are just stupid.
If you don't mind me asking what did you pay for a new one ?
Well I really dont care at all actually list i believe is 485 and i got mine for 395 cash. Yes i do have some good connections. Yes I had to get it from ford.
The ? about buying a spool well. If you think you know what you are doing compare the price of a welding rod to that of a spool.
Its funny I have records from valvoline about how often service was performed and it was regerously maintained everything on time or ahead of schedule.
BUT they made alot of shortcuts that where just dumb. The exhaust welding job yeah Ill have to post pictures tomarrow and they did a 3" body lift but did not move the front bumper up with brackets. They did a do it yourself spray in bedlinner and did not strip the paint or even sand it down. I have pics you can see it flaking off.
The only thing that actually worried me about buying this truck I found out on my way home it was getting a little warm on the temp gauge so i looked at the rad. when I got home, and I kid you not it was SOLID mud..... so I was worried about overheating b4 I got into things but I thought to myself
Welded diff. running on one wheel
steering knuckle out of alignment
mud filled radiator
3in lift kit
tires at 12psi
I got between 20-24mpg on the way home 400something miles. SO I am thinking that not too much can be wrong if its still getting really good mpg esp since i see a grip post atleast daily about poor mpg's
Cant wait to see what she will do running 100%