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05-09-2013 01:57 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by vinniekq2 View Post
Here in Canada the sterling truck was offered for sale at Some Ford dealers.NOt arguing,I went to the dealer when I considered buying one.Turns out the ford Truck had a better chasis.
the dealers name Hallmark,in Surrey BC
You are correct but those dealers paid Daimler to be a Sterling dealer. They did not sell them through their Ford dealership contract. If you think about it the Ford dealers had the customer base Sterling was after. All those L series owners had relationships with the Ford dealer already. Freightliner was more than glad to reach out to the independent Ford dealers and sell them a Sterling dealership.

John L
05-09-2013 12:51 PM
vinniekq2
ford /sterling

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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I hope I am not beating this to death but here is a little more history on Sterling. Sterling was never associated with Ford in any way.

In 1998 Ford decided to get out of the heavy truck business and offered up for sale their entire L series truck product line including the copy rights for all parts and the assembly line that was, at the time, located in Louisville, Ky. Freightliner (Mercedes Trucks, North America) moved the assembly line to Canada and began to build the trucks under the Sterling badge and marketed them through their own dealer network. This is why the early Sterling trucks looked so much like a Ford even though they were in no way a part of Ford.

Neat little piece of history.

John L.
Here in Canada the sterling truck was offered for sale at Some Ford dealers.NOt arguing,I went to the dealer when I considered buying one.Turns out the ford Truck had a better chasis.
the dealers name Hallmark,in Surrey BC
05-09-2013 12:45 PM
John long I hope I am not beating this to death but here is a little more history on Sterling. Sterling was never associated with Ford in any way.

In 1998 Ford decided to get out of the heavy truck business and offered up for sale their entire L series truck product line including the copy rights for all parts and the assembly line that was, at the time, located in Louisville, Ky. Freightliner (Mercedes Trucks, North America) moved the assembly line to Canada and began to build the trucks under the Sterling badge and marketed them through their own dealer network. This is why the early Sterling trucks looked so much like a Ford even though they were in no way a part of Ford.

Neat little piece of history.

John L.
05-09-2013 12:37 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by vinniekq2 View Post
ford sells a Sterling pickup same as f-350/450,that one. or Bullet
The Bullet was introduced with the Sterling badge when Daimler Benz owned both Chrysler and Freightliner. The Bullet utilized a Dodge cab and did indeed have a Cummins engine. The problem today in utilizing a wrecked Bullet (if you could find one) would be Mercedes no longer owns Chrysler and they have also dropped the intire Sterling brand. Talk about a parts nightmare.....! Best to stick with a wrecked Dodge PU parts will be around for a long time.

John L
05-09-2013 12:23 PM
vinniekq2 ford sells a Sterling pickup same as f-350/450,that one. or Bullet
05-09-2013 12:15 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by vinniekq2 View Post
the 7.3 is a good engine.The cost of the swap is high,or maybe you can find a wrecked Sterling with a cummins
Most Sterlings or Freightliners are going to have C model Cummins, not B models.There are are exceptions but progress slowly and be sure you know what you are looking at.

John L
05-08-2013 10:04 PM
1Gary Go to:

TheDieselGarage.com

Those guys do all kinds of swaps.
05-07-2013 07:31 PM
wimpeno
thanks

Thank you. That's what I have heard
05-07-2013 06:13 PM
vinniekq2 the 7.3 is a good engine.The cost of the swap is high,or maybe you can find a wrecked Sterling with a cummins
05-07-2013 06:09 PM
wimpeno
question Cummins/Powerstroke swap

I have a 2000 7.3 power stroke and wanted to swap the engine out for a 2011 Cummins. I called a company for the conversion kit and was told that I needed a bunch of parts of the dodge. I guess this is for theft prevention.... The shop doesn't have the truck so I can't get the parts is there any way that I can bypass this problem through the trucks computer??

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