Unfortunately, I'm not getting back to work on this as quickly as expected... I did purchase a tubing roller, which I plan to use both for parts of the fuel can rack and roof rack. I posted a thread on it, as it will be getting some Swag Offroad upgrades and power conversion. I still need to buy the Swag parts, and I also need a set of 1" dies for my tubing bender.
All of that has been put on hold for a bit, as I just picked this up:
Yeah, I know.... not a Ford.
I've had two Powerstrokes, and loved them. But they're getting hard to find with a 7.3 in decent shape, so I opened the possibilities up for a Cummins. I also wanted a manual trans truck, which are rarer than chicken lips around here. This one popped up on my radar, and it was the first manual trans crew 4x4 drw I've seen at a price I could stomach. I was reluctant, as it has 200k miles, but it's the tightest, cleanest truck used truck I've ever driven. Not a squeak or rattle, steering tight as a drum. 2 owners, and 3 pages of service records on Carfax.
So, I've been sorting out the few things that you always seem to need to with a new vehicle, but that's been sucking up my mad money for the month...
I promise I'll get back to work on the Bronco eventually...