The Rig, a 2014 F 350 Powerstroke, is more than just a vehicle. It’s a seasoned and trained professional on a mission, a grey man blending into the background while getting the job done. Equipped with the finest selection of well-honed tools, it’s a modern tech expert that’s always ready for action. This is an outlaw at heart with its mind set on taking care of its people; my family. We happily pay good money to keep The Rig running at peak condition and with the best tools available.
The Purchase Story
The purchase of The Rig is a bit of a story. I bought it in Florida and drove it home with problems with the air filter, fuel filters, low oil, coolant leak, and no rear brakes. The seller made a big deal about having it serviced right before I picked it up and even handed me the receipt when I met his wife at the airport. She told me that it needed something and I can’t remember what it was, but I booked it to that dealer before they closed to grab the part and they wouldn’t talk to me. They were leaving and that was that.
With the fuel filters screaming at us, we headed back to Ohio through the night. We made it to Knoxville and the check engine light came on. We stopped at a dealer and had them do some stop gaps to get us home. We finally made it home after a good 24-hour trip from north central Florida to the Cincinnati area. That certainly wasn’t the end of our problems.
Besides the mechanical problems, we couldn’t get the states to do their jobs and we couldn’t get it titled and registered for months. The coolest thing about this story is that it is this trip where we flew down there that my daughter Kylie decided that she was going to get into aviation. Now she has her dream job traveling the world working on jet engines for GE. Pretty cool.
Here is a tool of it set up as a farrier rig from a few years ago. I have changed a fair bit about this setup since this video, so I have been meaning to do another. I’ll get to it soon. Amazing set up. Can’t wait to build v2 of the grinder cart.
I really want to expand to an enclosed trailer with the three S’s (sleep, shit and shower) as well as mobile stream machine and of course, haul the tools and toys for job or the weekend. I want the trailer to contain a tent that is big enough for a good work area. So, good Lord willing, there will be a never-ending supply of content coming about this.
- Coolant leak
- Air exchanges replaced
- Front end rebuild.
- Work body attached properly? It’s squaking.
- Air delivery system
- Spare tire carrier and wheel.