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Old 07-24-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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OK, well I decided that instead of a thread for every major mod I make to the ol' Ford, I would consolidate my build into a single thread that I could add too.

Shortly after picking up the truck.

Had a Camburg 5.5 bent beam coil lift and the aftermarket bumper.





First jump and carnage:






mounted a bolt on spare tire carier/bumper:



how it looked for a while:







bought beard racing seats:

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Old 07-24-2009, 01:52 PM   #2
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Started piecing togather a long travel set-up for the front:



began Installing to new front end:















moved battery to the back:




first test, had to change spring rates alot..ended up with 12" 250 over 16" 500





Did the chevy 64" leaf swap: arched to 12"







some frame bracing:

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Old 07-24-2009, 02:05 PM   #3
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started cage with external B-pillar:







took it to pismo:





vids:







more playing around:







built new beams for it to finnaly get rid of my camber and bumpsteer issues:









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making sure they were strong:














took it to pismo again: no action shots was able to do 60mph over the biggest whoop i could find without discomfort.





got stuck for a while:



new rear shocks:





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moved shock mounts: going to be doing a double shear deal soon



bought some 8k HIDs for the headlights:

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thats sick. nice fab work all around.
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Nice truck, what would you say was total amount invested?
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its funny cuz we both have SAWs in the front and Fox in the rear. good work btw.

next tool you need is a set of dimple dies. i just ordered one the other day and im gonna make different sizes with the design of the one i bought.
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thanks guys.

li7in6, Im really note sure how much i have into the truck. But I can tell ya all the little things added up quite a bit more than i excpected lol.

C_note, I would love a se of dimple dies. If i had some i would probably over use them lol and yeah I wish i had the funds for some 2.5 saws for the back but these fox shocks will work great for know im sure.
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