1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

the rise of Sulaco

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by IDIoit, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. IDIoit

    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

    Posts:
    12,235
    Likes Received:
    1,713
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Location:
    commiefornia
    I was offered Towkittys truck yesterday.
    picked it up this morning.
    I feel honored being the new owner.

    1988 F350 4x4 SC 7.3 ZF5, GV 4.10LS DRW D60/10.25...the T-ARS "Sulaco"
    anyone know the story about its name, Sulaco?

    so much awesome I don't know where to start.
    so im going to list the things I will be doing to it.

    glow plug and controller replacement
    serp set up
    batteries and cables
    factory turbo install
    replace interior (thinking SD dash swap this time)
    gauge replacement
    im sure there will be a lot of things I need to do, this is just the start!

    54463075_107733110400790_4065735176196456448_n.jpg

    54515435_107733057067462_1171996837347852288_n.jpg

    54525160_107733137067454_4858384413014097920_n.jpg

    55604890_107733093734125_793196394176315392_n.jpg

    55882010_107733073734127_6890254988879069184_n.jpg
     
  2. chillman88

    chillman88 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    2,223
    Likes Received:
    1,276
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Location:
    Central NY
    IDIoit likes this.
  3. gandalf

    gandalf Senior Member

    Posts:
    3,221
    Likes Received:
    398
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Location:
    CA
    You're a lucky man, Brian. There are so many add-on features to that truck that you can't list them all. That was Calvin's work truck, set up the way he wanted it to do the job he wanted done. I think there are probably features you haven't discovered yet. Calvin put it together to do a job, not to be a show truck.

    Congrats on owning Sulaco. Calvin would be happy. I would have considered it, but I don't need a second truck, and I have nowhere to park it.

    BTW, care to explain the picture with the "VIAGRA" sign?
     
    IDIoit likes this.
  4. IDIoit

    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

    Posts:
    12,235
    Likes Received:
    1,713
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Location:
    commiefornia
    1991 Predator 10 Meter.
    heavy lay hull.
    I bought it a few years back for a song. no engines or drives.
    I didn't name it lol
     
  5. mu2bdriver

    mu2bdriver Full Access Member

    Posts:
    746
    Likes Received:
    166
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Location:
    CT
    Wow. Im glad that it will go to someone who will take great care of it. That’s certainly not just some other IDI.
     
  6. Golden Helmet

    Golden Helmet Full Access Member

    Posts:
    376
    Likes Received:
    184
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2015
    Location:
    Monterey County, California
    That's awesome, I'm glad his truck went to a good home instead of the scrapper or a teenager. I hope his truck treats you good :)

    By the way, for whatever it's worth, when I last talked to Calvin (about 3 weeks before he passed) he was telling me that his truck needed a new engine. Something about it having a ton of blowby and I think oil consumption. He said that was going to be his winter project if he had the time.
     
    IDIoit likes this.
  7. Garbage_Mechan

    Garbage_Mechan Garbage Mechanic

    Posts:
    415
    Likes Received:
    83
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Location:
    Central Cal Foothills
    That was the truck Calvin was driving the last time he dropped by my shop. It had a lot of features for getting things done.

    The silence since Calvin’s passing is deafening.

    Really glad his truck went to someone who gets it.
     
    IDI87 and IDIoit like this.
  8. IDI87

    IDI87 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    94
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2016
    Location:
    California
    Glad you got it. The group isn't the same since towcat passed. :(

    Sent from my LM-X220 using Tapatalk
     
  9. Jason1377

    Jason1377 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    672
    Likes Received:
    225
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2017
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Great man towcat was i spoke to him on here great looking truck I would be honored first off n just do the yr replacement stuff n keep the rest like towcat has it just to have a memory.

    Glad it's still I'm the Oilburners family n with a nice guy
     
  10. Hydro-idi

    Hydro-idi Full Access Member

    Posts:
    2,269
    Likes Received:
    348
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Location:
    Lodi, California
    Wow, talk about a cool deal!
    I’ve seen that truck on this forum multiple times and it’s good to see it go to you Brian.
    What are your plans for the rig?
     
  11. IDIoit

    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

    Posts:
    12,235
    Likes Received:
    1,713
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Location:
    commiefornia
    First things first!
    Go into stock pile and add parts
    The truck finally got a door panel!
    Albeit OBS, not brick, but oah well
    Must have given all my brick nose stuff away

    7677EC4A-0B38-4997-8394-B3D09627A3AF.jpeg

    C753C89C-56BE-4F8D-A46B-1AA647AAC878.jpeg

    60747F1B-5B33-4220-A583-02F7FC4121F4.jpeg
     
  12. IDI87

    IDI87 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    94
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2016
    Location:
    California
    Im going to be doing some parts swapping pretty soon. What color brick panel you need?

    Sent from my LM-X220 using Tapatalk
     
  13. IDIoit

    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

    Posts:
    12,235
    Likes Received:
    1,713
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Location:
    commiefornia
    honestly I think im going to do a newer dash swap. still on the fence.
    but now both windows go up & down,
    I need to spend some time and figure this truck out, and update it a little.

    fuel tanks and fuel lines are my primary concern, along with glow plugs and a controller.
    ill also be doing a compression test when I do this.

    I don't want to spend any cash until my SD is done, but ill be going through it after that.
     
    Golden Helmet and IDI87 like this.
  14. Dsl_Dog_Treat

    Dsl_Dog_Treat I lost my face to the jaws of a poodle Staff Member

    Age:
    47
    Posts:
    7,172
    Likes Received:
    120
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Location:
    Decatur,MI
    Agreed! I still miss the phone calls and today was one of those days where a call was needed. :/
     
    tjsea, Jason1377 and Clb like this.
  15. IDIoit

    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

    Posts:
    12,235
    Likes Received:
    1,713
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Location:
    commiefornia
    And she has glowplugs....
    Well, it would if the controller worked...

    42856A62-1EBE-4E66-9C8F-A8300A37F327.jpeg
     

Share This Page