This morning I posted about an ‘89 F350, but I didn’t end up going that route...I just really wanted this badge right here:

I looked at this truck yesterday and the price was okay, but then the seller called me after and offered it to me for $3000, which I couldn’t pass up.

It’s an ‘01 F250 XLT 4x4 with one of my all time favorite engines: a 7.3L Powerstroke diesel. It also only has 150k on it, so it’s barely broken in.

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It has what I’ve learned is universally called ‘typical Ford rot’: both rear wheel wells and a cab corner are gone, but it’s super solid otherwise. Frame is great, and even the supports and structure of the bed are (with one exception) excellent.

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The interior is excellent, it’s going to clean up great. It’s got an ABS light on, which I’m hoping is just a sensor, and might have a small manifold leak...but again, $3000 for a 7.3 Powerstroke that isn’t completely full of holes.

On top of that, I think a friend of mine is buying my 2000 F150, which I’m happy about. That truck used to belong to my brother, who passed away a few years ago, and this friend who’s buying the truck was basically my brother’s best friend. So I’m fairly stoked he’s getting my brother’s truck.

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This will not become a Bro Dozer, by the way. I’m short, I have enough trouble getting in the fucking thing now, forget if I lifted it.