Fixing It With Bumpers, Brakes, And Lights
No, it's not what you think. That's what we've decided to name our Super Duty. It stands for Super Turd Diesel. This truck has been passed around more than a ... well, you know ... and nobody really gave it too much love or gave it a name. Considering the problems that plague many 6.0L diesel engines (including ours) and the hub fire/failure we had on the way to Moab, Utah, earlier this year, we thought it was only fitting to call this truck the STD. But we're still going to treat this truck with as much love and respect as the rest of our fleet and in no way try to get rid of it. In fact, we made a special 64-hour trip out to Moab just to rescue this truck after the hub failure. And of course, we couldn't just fix the truck while we were out there. We took the opportunity to give the truck a good maintenance check and improve some of the most important safety features on the truck - namely the bumpers, the brakes, and the lights.
But first we had to rebuild/replace the front hubs and brakes at Grandpa's Garage, also known as the house of our pal Danny Grimes.
With the help of Danny, Dynatrac, and the local Moab Ford dealership, we were able to get our STD back on the road and ready to test out some new bumpers, brakes, and lights.