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Old 12-13-2014
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My '99 2.5l Flareside came home with me today with a brand new paint job and four new tires.

The power steering pump is screaming and it needs a ball joint on one side, there are some minor lighting issues and the front speakers don't work, but I'm just thrilled that all the vital systems are working and I didn't have to stop and work on it even once all the 100 miles home! I've had some heart-breaking lemons recently....

I probably won't do a bunch of performance mods because I'm an avid motorcyclist. If I want to go fast or carve the canyons, I ride one of my bikes. But I'm looking forward to fixing all the little things on this truck as I get to them, and the "ugly truckling" is a blast to drive. I needed a vehicle that could tote a motorcycle, but the fact that this one is fun to drive is just gravy.

Be back soon y'all....
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My '99 2.5l Flareside came home with me today with a brand new paint job and four new tires.

The power steering pump is screaming and it needs a ball joint on one side, there are some minor lighting issues and the front speakers don't work, but I'm just thrilled that all the vital systems are working and I didn't have to stop and work on it even once all the 100 miles home! I've had some heart-breaking lemons recently....

I probably won't do a bunch of performance mods because I'm an avid motorcyclist. If I want to go fast or carve the canyons, I ride one of my bikes. But I'm looking forward to fixing all the little things on this truck as I get to them, and the "ugly truckling" is a blast to drive. I needed a vehicle that could tote a motorcycle, but the fact that this one is fun to drive is just gravy.

Be back soon y'all....

Welcome.

Stop by your local Ford parts department and pick up a small bottle of Motorcraft Friction Modifier to add to the power steering reservoir. Its a good little trick to shut up that power steering pump, mine is silent!
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Cool thanks. Also read something here about air bubbles and turning the steering lock to lock to get them out. Can't hurt to try!
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Yeah that works sometimes and the air should escape through the little hole on the cap
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Any way to guess what submodel this is? I did some research on Google but nothing fits.
It has weird seats: they are both buckets, but the driver's side has the part under the console attached as part of it. Is that a 60/40?
There's power steering but no power anything else. It has A/C but no cruise or other stuff. It's an extended cab. I think the chrome bumpers are stock but I'm not sure.

I need seat covers and have no idea what terminology to use in my search. What kind of truck is this?
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Justin and myself are selling our old covers. They're considered a 60/40 split bench with center armrest. Kinda odd to find. I remember when I was looking for mine. Being chrome bumpers, you would think you have an xlt, but no power anything would say regular xl with the chrome bumper option.
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Great, thanks. I was hoping for plain old gray or black seat covers, since the paint job came out looking more purple than blue. (Purple Rain---> "Purple Rainger" )
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It's probably an xlt. My old truck had 60/40 seats and chrome bumpers but manual everything. Had AC and cruise tho
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Justin and myself are selling our old covers. They're considered a 60/40 split bench with center armrest. Kinda odd to find. I remember when I was looking for mine. Being chrome bumpers, you would think you have an xlt, but no power anything would say regular xl with the chrome bumper option.
OP, I'd love to make you a deal on said seat covers if you want red/black ones
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