This was the scene yesterday morning. Snowmageddon 2023!
It didnt last.
Anyways, i hit the road and made if halfway to my destination, when i blew the cooler line for the transmission.
It was rough, we lost about 8 qts of fluid, and fast. We were sitting at a traffic light, and when the light turned green, the truck wouldnt go! Thankfully there was a Turkey Hill across the street, so i wandered over, grabbed a couple quarts of oil and dumped em down the dipstick so i could get the truck off the road. Found the leak, got lucky and was able to shorten the hose and put it back together. With that fixed we resumed our trip, which was to go pick up this:
Home Depot truck!
Its a 2008 F350. 2wd 5.4l with 305,000 miles on the clock! Picked it up for cheap because realistically aside from the bed, the truck isnt really worth much.
All i really care about is the bed, and its in pretty good shape overall. Picked the truck up for less than the cost of an aluminum flatbed, so im calling it a win!
This bed will look really nice on the back of the '96 F250...
So the brake system is now complete.
Were now rocking a master cylinder & brake booster for a 1996 F350, to match the axles
Brakes are plumbed to the front axle:
...and thanks to a spool of tubing...
The rear half of the brakes are completely replumbed as well!
This i thought was interesting. Rough Country extended stainless brake line for a bronco with 4-6" of lift, next to the OEM F350 brake hose:
The stainless line is only 1" longer than the OEM hose, which means for most mildly lifted trucks, the OEM F350 hose is just fine. I already had the extended line though, so i used it.
So with the brake lines done, theres not much left to do under the truck, so its time to move under the hood!