2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT Sport 4x4
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Silverado
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About “Big Red”
Purchased to pull a 28 foot enclosed trailer and support the wife and I in our classic car hobby, Big Red is also my daily driver.
We depend on Big Red to get us there regardless of conditions. If Big Red can't make it, we probably shouldn't be out there in the first place.
Big Red replaced a 1995 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab named Red. Red soldiered on for 220,000 trouble-free miles before being replaced and was still running strong. Red was the best truck I ever owned, although Big Red has filled the void very well so far.
We bought this truck following the demise of my original truck, the Red Rocket. It is my daily driver, and gets used as my work truck. Just the way a real truck should be. Except that it needs a standard transmission.
Specs for “Big Red”
F-250 XLT Sport 4x4
5.4 liter OHC V-8 (300 HP)
Specs for “Mistress”
5.7 Vortec V8
4 speed automatic overdrive transmission
3.73 geared Posi rear axle
Factory Options for “Big Red”
Leather Captains Chairs
Factory tubular running boards
Torque Shift 5 speed automatic
Tow Command System with factory installed trailer brakes integrated with ABS
Power 4 wheel disc brakes
4 wheel drive (manual shift with manual hubs, far more dependable)
Factory installed hitch receiver
Factory installed trailer lights wiring
Stainless steel polished exhaust tip
Factory Fog Lights
Factory Options for “Mistress”
Power Windows, Power Seats, Power Mirrors, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel,AM/FM Cassette/CD Player, Grey Cloth interior, Keyless Entry, Third Door.
Mods for “Big Red”
Added 1 Flamed Devil Duck dashboard companion
Mods for “Mistress”
Previous owner "installed" a can of white semi-gloss housepaint under the hood.
Besides removing most of the house paint, I've installed Lund Ventshades on the front doors(I hate how the extended cab shades look), applied Silver Pinstriping and couple of Dale Earnhardt decals, and aided in removing tire tread from the Uniroyal Tiger Paws that were on it when we bought it.
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