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Old May 7th, 2010, 09:20 PM   #1
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Here's my new to me '89 f-150, dubbed the "swamp donkey"

Its really nothing special, f-150, 351w, extended cab, factory 2" lift, rusty with brand new 33" BFGoodrich Mud Terrains...

Now, Im from Marquette Mi, and mostly deal with old VW stuff, my wheelin' rig was a 1966 baja bug, which i still wheel, Im 16 and still in highschool, and i had an old '66 dune buggy that i traded for this ford, plus the guy gave me $300, so i think i did alright.

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The dunebuggy leaving...



I know you guys dont care, but here's the horse's that currently reside in my barn with the swamp donkey...
The 1966 Baja Bug



The 1977 VW Rabbit Rally car


The 1973 Super Beetle "resto-mod"


This is my first 4x4, i dont have to much planned, but i plan on diggin' this thing down in the mud...
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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #2
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no reply's on the swamp donkey...
thats cold....
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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:13 PM   #3
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Ford looks good and I really like the VW's !
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baja vw = dope
rabbit = dope
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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #5
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Here's my new to me '89 f-150, dubbed the "swamp donkey"

Its really nothing special,
Sorry had to do it

I like the Vdubs
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Old May 12th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #6
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thanks guys...
been on 2 runs witht he ford so far, no problems...

quick pic:
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i think you made a good deal, nice truck, i like the baja bug
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Old May 12th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #8
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I like the bugs .
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I like the rabbit. nice looking truck to.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #10
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im gonna try fabbin' up a shovel mount today for the bed.

anyone know how i could do a cheap on-board air compressor?
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Old May 18th, 2010, 03:42 PM   #11
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awesome Baja
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seems like you did good, how many miles on the ford anyway? And I too like the baja bug
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Old May 18th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #13
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mileage on the ford, it says somewhere around 60,xxx, but im guessing its turned over?
im not really concerned... yet.

GPS mount and the stereo in...

For some reason, i feel like my truck lost some of its "badass-ness" by putting the stereo in, but oh well...

Shovel mount that i just made quick, gonna switch the nuts out for wing nuts...


Any ideas on air compressors?

I was thinking of buying a cheapy from harbor freight or something, just a medium size, mounting it in the box, and run the normal cord to a power invertor in the cab...

would that work?
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Old January 10th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #14
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Havent done much to the old ford, i fabbed up a 6 place light bar the other day, waiting for the lights to come in.

been wheeling it pretty good, pics to come...
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if the old girl has/had air conditioning a few people on this site have turned the compressor into a air compressor!?!?
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Old January 12th, 2011, 05:03 PM   #16
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Really?

shoot, i think i might have deleted all the A/C stuff, i'll have to go check on that.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #17
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Here's the photo's from the run's...

Mud drags:




(im in the white T and dickie shorts)




(the black truck is running 38.5 bogger " pizza cutters"
yeah, we were stuck)



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Old January 13th, 2011, 10:05 PM   #18
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Nice wetland wheelin...
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Old January 14th, 2011, 06:07 PM   #19
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Picked up new water pump, front shock, and a brand new 19gal gas tank, hopefully installing these tmrw.

...and possibly the light bar, if time permits...
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Gonna pick up hopefully a set of 6" Deaver lift coils, ext. brake lines and pitman arm, and hopefully get my beams cut n turned for the front end, get a little extra travel out of this thing....

picked up a stock grill for it too, get rid of that ugly old billet thing.
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