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    Default 1989 C - 350

    Year:
    1989

    Current Model:
    C-350 Classic

    Came From Factory as:
    F-350 Crew Cab

    Vin:

    Vehicle history that I know:
    Supposedly originally ordered by a wealthy man in the concrete business in Kansas. Used to tow quite a bit and used to eat E4OD transmissions routinely so he swapped in a 1993 engine and ZF 5-speed. Supposed to have put about twenty thousand miles on it thereafter when he sold it to a lady in Kansas to tow her horses with. She lived on a dirt road and did nothing to care for the body and thus came to the rusty conclusion she is currently in. I found the add while in Montana and had been looking for a C350 diesel in this body style (1987 – 91) for about six years. Talk to the lady on email and phone for some time. Took a while because she could not describe it very well. Said she needed to get rid of her to get a pickup as she was looking to get rid of her bumper pull horse trailer and get a goose neck. Finally said to hail with it and took a Greyhound down and picked it up. She never mentioned it had a turbo or that it was a manual (she would just say 4-speed with overdrive). Ran fine and seemed rough but what I was looking for so I bought her. The drivers side window would not work (switch). Took it apart so I would have the window to role down as the AC did not work either. Took off that afternoon for Montana. Drove great till I got eighty miles from home when I thought the tranny went out. Let off the gas to coast down a hill to a stop light and there was a pop like a rock coming out from under the tire. Took off fine from the light then popped out of gear. Tried to put it back in gear and all it would do is grind. Stopped and got it back in gear and it went then nothing. Walked back to the light and a local gas station and got a ride home. Called the insurance company and got her towed back to Great Falls and after ordering a new trans found out it was the transfer case instead. Installed a rebuilt transfer case and sent back the ZF. Got orders to Arkansas and drove down with 10K in tow. Everything went fine with the Centurion but we had to rebuild the tranny in the wife’s Explorer when we got to Cheyenne, Wyoming. That was 2003, been playing around with it ever since.


    DRIVETRAIN:
    Engine:
    93 7.3L IDI non turbo w/Hypermax Turbo
    Transmission:
    ZF 5-speed (Used to be an E4OD)
    Transfercase:
    BW 1356, manual shift
    Rear End:
    Sterling 10.25
    Rear end Ratio:
    3.55
    Front Axle:
    Dana 60
    Front Hubs:
    Factory Manual
    Wheels:
    16X8 American Racing
    Tires:
    265/75R16 BF Goodrich AT
    Fuel Tank:
    32 Gallons, single Bronco type
    Weight:
    6,900lbs
    Length:
    216” (18’ to hitch)
    Height:
    75 ½” to top of roof rack
    Width:
    80”
    Wheelbase:
    141”


    INTERIOR OPTIONS
    Cloth or Leather:
    Cloth
    Front Seats:
    60/40 Bench fold down bed
    Power Seat:
    None
    Second Row Seating:
    60/40 Bench fold down bed
    Third Row Seat:
    Suburban fold down bed
    Heat A/C:
    Heat and A/C
    Rear Heat:
    Floor Mount
    Rear A/C:
    Floor Mount
    Rear Window Defrost:
    None
    Power Windows:
    Front only
    Power Door Locks:
    Yes
    Power Tailgate Window:
    Yes
    Cruise Control:
    Yes (INOP)
    Stereo:
    Pioneer CD
    Speakers:
    2 Front Doors/2 Behind rear doors on side panels
    Instrumentation:
    Tach, Speedo w/trip, Volt, Temp, Oil, Fuel
    Overhead Console:
    Long Wood w/Pyro & Boost gauge, Cobra CB radio, four rocker switches and four map lights
    Dash and Door Trim:
    Dash stock Ford w/door trim matching overhead console on all four and wood trim above all four w/grab handles
    Glass:
    Rear doors and topper tinted w/custom image on back window
    Spare Tire Carrier:
    Mounted inside
    Other:
    Pass side rear wheel well flattened
    Rear seat sits back further than on Bronco
    Topper has matching head liner
    Marker lights on all four door panels


    EXTERIOR OPTIONS:
    Paint:
    Ford Antique White with twelve inch red accent stripe, centered around vehicle
    Running Boards:
    Aluminum
    Mirrors:
    Standard Bronco, F-150
    Roof Rack:
    Standard Metal
    Receiver Hitch:
    None (EAZ-Lift V5 Added)
    Rear Bumper:
    14” Drop 5,000/15,000lbs Rating (Removed)
    Tow Package:
    Factory Rear Overload Springs and Seven pin connector w/brake controller
    Front Air Dam:
    None
    Grille Guard:
    None
    Rear Wind Deflector:
    None
    Other:
    Plastic Fender Flares
    Red Deflecta Shield
    Misc Centurion Notes:
    Frame spliced in middle of front rear spring perch (Shortened)
    Roof Seam in need of repair
    Dual Tank Switch located under dash
    Centurion Logo (Plastic) on drivers front of hood and passenger bottom of tail gate
    Centurion Logo (Pot Metal) between rear door and Bronco window on seam on each side
    F-350 XLT Larriet Badging on fenders and XLT Larriet badging on dash
    Current Mods:
    Hypermax Turbo
    Hypermax Intercooler
    Hypermax 3 ½” Exhaust minus Muffler
    E4OD to ZF-5 Speed Conversion
    Road Draft Tube
    Soup Bowl and deflector plate removed
    K&N Filter
    Powerstroke Oil Filter
    Future Mods:
    Convert Interior to grey
    Change seats over to Excursion style
    Add second fuel tank
    New springs (air?)
    Warn winch (front and rear?)
    Rear roll pan
    Front Air Dam
    Healight Mod
    Off road lights (front, rear and undercarridge)
    Amsoil bypass filter
    Dana 70 rear w/disc brakes
    Lockers (True Trak/Detroit)
    New Rims/Tires
    Loose fender flares (Factory Style Chrome)
    Paint
    C-6 w/US Gear??
    Anything else and the pics:

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    Default Re: 1989 C - 350

    Here go the pics.

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    Default Re: 1989 C - 350

    We will try again.
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    Default Re: 1989 C - 350

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