It was his DD/office. All he needs to bust ass 7 days a week was in it. More details after the jump.
It was a 2000 Ford F-250 crew cab 4x2 7.3 Power Stroke. Similar to the one above but with the early model amber headlights, OEM running board, and a Husky Aluminum tool box. We are all enthusiasts here, so you have to believe me when I tell you that he loved that truck more than anyone of us here on OPPO loves their ride. Hand to heart that engine was the cleanest one out there. 0 leaks and all wear components on the entire drive line are very well maintained since new.
Purchased new in 2000, my dad has always had the most care for the vehicle he needed to support us. He has worked in the commercial A/C business here in the most A/C’d city in the US since 1974. Busting his ass doing real fucking work throughout the hot and humid Texas Gulf Coast. His first truck was a 1977 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe single cab. That truck was legend and my dad took it over 500k easy before he gave it to my uncle in 1990. Afterwards, he purchased a 1990 Chevrolet Cheyenne I6. That truck was also extremely well maintained by him well over the 500K mark until he gave it to another uncle.
In 2000, he bought this truck new (first new vehicle purchase). Again, this was his office and work horse. The entire drive line was always priority number one for that very reason. That 7.3 Power Stroke is the best engine I have ever came across in my 13 years of tuning wrenches professionally and my dad adored it. We’ve looked at new trucks in the last 8 years or so and my dad liked NOTHING about them. He knows nothing made in the last 3 years will give him the loyalty that anything he has owned will, not even close.
For anyone in the Houston area, keep an eye out for a 2000 Ford F-250 crew cab 7.3L 4x2 in white with a aluminum Huskey toolbox in the bed. Yes, I did describe probably one of the most common vehicles in Houston lol. Some distinctions are that the top plastic trim on the tailgate is missing along with a dinged up rear bumper. The wheels caps are also missing and the bed has factory “Power Stoke” decals on each side near the tail lights. Speaking of, near the 3rd brake light, it is a little dinged up (ladders) and the light actually works (rare) lol. Besides that, I guess the only other thing I could say is that this truck is 100% OEM on OEM 16.5 wheels. This was my dad’s work horse/ office/ and pride and joy. A buuunch of very important blueprints, invoices, materials, and tools were in it. His baby has over 600,000 miles and running smooth as eggs and completely well maintained down to the brand new BFG Commercial tires.
Long live the poor man’s work truck!!!!
Oh, and to the absolute scum or group of worthless little shits that did this, I curse you with years upon years of the most painful genital STD’s and eternal diarrhea... the fiery kind!