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Old February 20th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #101
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May I ask why you chose to go coil spring vs leaf in the front since you were using a leaf spring axle? Just weighing my options since I also have a 78 Ford Dana 44 8 lug, but considering putting in leafs on my f150.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 10:12 PM   #102
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for articulation and quick height adjustment!
better ride (theoretically)
I didn't have the leafs, and I didn't really want to buy em either. I also couldn't make em!
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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #103
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Wow, I haven't updated in some time I guess. Better post some pics!

I finished the front axle, and it is installed.































Just for starters!
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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #104
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Changed the PS lines as well as many other things. Even got my new bumper installed!
Gettin ready for SnoFari!











Changed the front output of the t case to a flange so I can run a CV front driveshaft.

Made the old one into a spare for now using some parts I had laying around.


Old yoke


New yoke


Rear 8.8 yoke on old shaft end. I ground it down so I could weld it in nicely after I shortened the shaft.









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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #105
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More upgrades, electric rad fan, vac pump for hvac, lots of wiring and plumbing...

All sorts of fun stuff.





















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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #106
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All of this brings me up to today.

I got my new bumper back from powdercoating and I installed it.

Old bumper pics for comparison.



doesn't quite protect the intercooler






New metal!









Lots of protection there!
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 06:36 PM   #107
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Me likes this truck.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 09:04 AM   #108
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This might be the best 92-96 F-150 build I've ever seen!

Great work
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Old October 25th, 2012, 09:17 AM   #109
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i like them tires. they look like the humvees tires
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Old November 15th, 2012, 07:12 AM   #110
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thanks guys. Been having boost and fuel problems though. New turbo (new to me) showed up today, so hoping for the best.
Updates comming soon
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Old November 17th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #111
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Needed to trim the fenders and figured I'd wing it today and I think I did alright.

here is is before anything


Post trimming




lots o stich welds


some grinding


and after primer




I think it is ok. Could look better with some filler, but gotta get it covered till I have time to get it right.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #112
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Looking at your front pinion angle in those last couple pics, I cant believe you have any castor. How does it drive?
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Old November 18th, 2012, 07:43 AM   #113
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funny you mention that...
The pinion angle is at 7 degrees where it sits. The axle is a custom cater is negative 2 degrees. been thinking about droppng the arms to get about 2 degrees of caster. but the pinion angle would suck at 3, so i will be rotating the c's eventually.

The angle on the driveshaft at the transfer case is rather extreme, and I will be bolting up a cv style shaft to correct that.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #114
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My rigs have not been happy with less that 5* caster, 7* prefered. The pinion ends up just about level with the ground.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #115
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nice.... looking good
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