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Old 06-14-2011, 02:57 AM
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I figure its about time I start one of these as I sit here ever so patiently waiting for my truck to come back from the doctors. Oh don't worry, its cosmetic surgery, lol

So let the list begin...

Done:
Cold Air Intake/Ram Air (Whatever)
97~ Composite front end swap
Quad Mod on headlights
WARN winch capable brush guard
Roof Basket
Dash and A-Pillar Pods ( Trans Temp, Air/Fuel, Oil Temp, Vacuum, Fuel Pressure)
Stereo and Remote Starter
Optima Yellow Top
Overhead Console

In progress:
6" superlift
re-gear to 4.10
Ford 8.8 rear end with disk brakes

To Do:
Finish lightbar and lighting
2" body lift
rear e-locker
33x12.5x15 on 15x8 w/ 4bs

... Pics to come when I get her back from the shop!
 
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Sounds like a good start! What's going on at the dr's office?
 
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:55 PM
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Sounds like a good start! What's going on at the dr's office?
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In progress:
6" superlift
re-gear to 4.10
Ford 8.8 rear end with disk brakes
And they are replacing ALL my worn suspension components!
 
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:02 PM
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Ahhhh, when you said cosmetic, I assumed body work.
 
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:36 PM
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Let the Pics Begin:

So this is what she looked like when I bought her:


And here is the CAI part way done:


Installed Tach Cluster and OHC:



A-Pillar Installed:
 
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Ford 8.8, ready to go in:


Axle has been rebuilt, redrilled for 4.75. Welded tubes to housing new brakes, rotor, pads shoes, painted axle and calipers. i cant wait to be rid of the pesky drums.


Mustang bearing support HD diff cover. I might still build a protector for it!
 
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Looks like a good project.
 
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You got a good start, I'll have to watch this build.
 
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Update:

Bought a set of 5, 33x12.5x15 BFG ATs, on Black Soft 8's 15x8x4BS from a sad fellow on Craigslist who had inadvertently rolled his 2dr blazer down a hill a week earlier! Sucks for him, but good for me, I'll just say I thought it a pretty sweet deal we came to, Thanks Buddy!



Ordered Black wheel caps and lugs from summit.

Went and checked up on the truck... H*&^&LY S&*#$%^T! She is looking sweet!

Ill get some pics up ASAP!
 

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Old 06-28-2011, 01:34 AM
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I started with a 48" chunk of aluminum, then jb welded washers to it, sprayed with etching primer, and finally rubberized coating! Slaped some cheap 55w lights on and wired to a GM style weather plug. Enjoy the pics!

I cut the tubing down to ~37.5" if I remember right. Jb welded big washers on top, and little on the bottom.


I layered on the jb weld between sanding, Lots of JB weld and sanding!


Looking Good!


I drilled holes in the tubing and ran the power wires inside then drilled and tapped holes for the ground wires.


The brackets are made from angled aluminum, I cut an aluminum plate and tapped it, the plate fits inside the stock luggage rack bars and these brackets screw into the plate. For the ends I used "furniture caps" available at your local hardware store.


I wired the lights into two banks, center and outer.


I still need to work on the internal wiring.
 

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