F250 Accessories

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 30, 2004 at 18:03
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Hi all.
Since my last post re. F250XL towing setup, I decided to upgrade to the XLT now rather than later. I was lucky to find a silver XLT supercab in stock in Cairns and took delivery of it yesterday. I bought it stock standard and am now asking for any leads on where I can source such items as side steps, racks for boat, canopies, etc. Also if anyone is looking for a F250 XL C/C 4.2l TD, please email me.
Regards
Peter
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Reply By: TripnTaps - Wednesday, Nov 03, 2004 at 04:01

Wednesday, Nov 03, 2004 at 04:01
Congrats Peter on your new acquisition... you won't be dissappointed!!

Thought some of the other F250 owners who have sourced this gear would have replied by now, but for what it is worth I did a fair bit of research prior to buying our F250XLT with all the bits already on it. We couldn't have chosen better than what the original owner ordered for our vehicle and are rapt in everything so here is a list of what we find is great and what we have observed others use too.

Sidesteps - we have Kingsley side steps fitted, they are alloy, solid (no gap) with a non slip tread - very safe
Boat racks - well, we already had our Rhino boat loader from our Landcruiser and this adapted fine to our F250. Very happy with it and John extended the H frame which fits into the drawbar. A loader unit is very convenient due to the height particularly on our vehicle which has a customised back on it.
Canopies - there has been a lot of discussion on canopies for F250 previously try a search on site for that one. Dusky may help you out here. From what I recall Carry Boy are well made but are not dustproof with gaps evident around the rear.
TJM make a great alloy bullbar which a number of Boggers have fitted.
Long range fuel tanks - Lone Ranger made by Out of Town 4WD (Newcastle NSW) best value and available direct or through ARB and TJM also make long range fuel tanks are the next competitive on price.

Hope this helps
Cheers,
Helen
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Follow Up By:- Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 01:09

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 01:09
Hi Guys,
F250 7.3l diesel is agreat tow vehicle. However, does nayone have an opinion how it performs when used as a daily driver back home?
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Reply By: Kingy - Wednesday, Nov 03, 2004 at 05:26

Wednesday, Nov 03, 2004 at 05:26
Thanks Helen for your reply and I am definately not dissapointed. I thought my XL was fantastic, but the few extra creature comforts in the XLT are great and the power of the 7.3l is truly awesome. Lyn and I can't wait to attach the BT in December. Apparantly ours will be the last one out of the factory in the week before Christmas, so I want to make sure I have everything nailed down for the effie well in advance.
Cheers
Peter
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Follow Up By:- Wednesday, Nov 03, 2004 at 09:14

Wednesday, Nov 03, 2004 at 09:14
Peter,

I would have replied by now but I dont have much of the stuff you are after except maybe the ARB steel bar (winch model).

I have tube side steps which are not practical for serious off road. They do look good though .... (Grin)

No canopy either ... just a decklid ...Sigh !!!

Anthony
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Follow Up By: Kingy - Thursday, Nov 04, 2004 at 08:17

Thursday, Nov 04, 2004 at 08:17
Hi Anthony.
Could you give me some info on your deck lid. I have decided against a canopy and will probably go for a couple of ladder rack bars to carry the boat and a stndard torno cover cut around the bars but would prefer a soliod lockable lid. Is that what you have?
Cheers
Peter
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Nov 04, 2004 at 17:36

Thursday, Nov 04, 2004 at 17:36
Peter,

When I took delivery of my effie (Mar02) there were no deck lids available only tonneau covers. I fabricated my own from Aluminium 50x25x3mm RHS, chequerplate sheet and my trusty MIG welder. Welding aluminium is a bit specialised ...need the right gas, feed wire, gun liner et al. Adding some flush mount, keyed alike locks and some heavy duty struts finished it off .....

Someone by now must be making a solid deck lid for the effies. The Blueys Ute World type businesses would be a place to start. If not ...going by some of the fabricated pods going on the back of effies you should be able to get a solid decklid made up for a reasonable price ?

Dont use a deck lid that folds/winds up into a box and has individual slats across it (usually extruded ally) as they wont take the corrugations, They form wear grooves from corrugations forcing the extrusion edges up and down making small grooves in the track. They also clog very easily from bulldust.

Regards
Anthony

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Reply By: Dusky - Thursday, Nov 04, 2004 at 22:26

Thursday, Nov 04, 2004 at 22:26
I purchased a TJM canapy for the F truck and although the canopy is sealed to some degree, and there is sealing between the canopy and tub the tub tail gate needs to be sealed agianst dust ingress. I am currently investigating the best method to do this. Also the front floor of the tub to front wall and some other minor tub joints need to be sealed. If any one has some ideas they would be appreciated. The canopy and steel bull bar cost $4100 in Sydney. Other acceccories fitted are UHF GME radio, gearbox and engine oil temp gauges and body corrosion/sound proofing. More toys will be added when time allows.

Dusky
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