New 1996 f250 owner

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    Hey all.
    Just bought myself a 96 f250.
    She has 176k original miles .
    351w
    Automatic
    4x4 of course
    Standard cab.
    Got lucky no major rust or rot. Just some wheel well rust I need to deal with.

    Has a nice two tone blue but will be painted in the future when work is done.

    She sits on some federal tires which help this girl climb anything.

    Things coming up on my list. [Anyone that can help find parts or has them is always appreciated]

    New radiator < has small leak from plastic sides>
    New tailgate < rust ate the bottom of it>
    New rear bumper < guy backed up and hit tree stump >

    Also it's annoying my door sometimes gets stuck on the fender? What the heck can i do about that?

    I'll get some more pics soon.[​IMG]

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    Welcome jdogali1989
    Truck looks great.

    I fixed my composite radiator by removing it, low pressurizing it, spraying soapy water to find leaking area, then using flat metal bar to seat each aluminum "finger" holding the composite plastic tank to aluminum core.
    No more leaks almost a year now.

    Loosen slightly all the fender mounting bolts and pull it forward a fuzz.

    Check out CL, auto parts breaker yards or local pull-a-parts, salvage yards for that tailgate.

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    Stupid plastic design. I'll give that a go. Rather not dish out coin for a new one

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    Have any suggestions about the door getting hung up on the fender?

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    Loosen slightly all the fender mounting bolts and pull it forward a fuzz.

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    Okay.
    Replaced all brake pads
    Changed front tank fuel pump.
    Adjusted fender.
    Changed oil.
    Next got to figure this damn bed. Can't get her straight

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    May have to take it off the truck to adjust it's attitude.

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    I'm a real rook when it comes to anything with body. Engine I'm the guy. But this scares me lol. When I pop it off. What things should I look for? I did try shims. Didn't work. Just leans the other way.

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    Just leans the other way?
    Not that far off then.
    Maybe thin fender washer just one?

    What condition are the bed bushings in? New poly bushings whole truck$77 Summit.

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    You know. There isn't any this bed sits right on the frame

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