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The 445 FEs start from scratch build.

Well here it goes, maybe if I get all in one place I will get somewhere. Here is what I started with, 1991 XLT, 302, E4OD, basically beat to crap. Not too much rust but had a hard life, trans, engine leaking severely, suspension worn out and interior trashed completely. Bought the truck for the body because a decent tub is impossable to find in the Midwest.
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Pulled the body and tub off the frame.
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What not to do, do not lift the body by the roof.
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Pulled the crunch out and started repair of the rusted out roof rail.
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Welded up roof rail.
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Repaired side pillar holes was a grab handle and some holes from rust. Took quite a few passes but solid now.
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The not so bad side but still got a few holes.
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Firewall stripped down and ready for cleaning.
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From the inside.
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Subscribed! Man do you have your work cut out for you! What's the overall plan?
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Single rear wheel Dana 70 2U from a Dodge V10 automatic.
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T19, cryogenic treated gears, input and output hardened, 6.50 first gear.
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Subscribed! Man do you have your work cut out for you! What's the overall plan?
650 HP BB FE, Dana 60 front SAS, Dana 70 rear GM disk front and rear, 4.10 Detroit lockers,front and rear. Still on the fence on the transfer case. Here is an enginee preview.
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Definitely keeping an eye on this tread. Keep up the good work! Damn do I like FEs and I have a 360...

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This is going to be an awesome build. Good work and keep it coming!

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Keep it coming! Want to see more.
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Right after some breakfast, had to spread some mulch around the gardens this morning and unload the dump truck. Tired already and it's only 10:15 AM LOL.
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My invite to go wheeling last weekend must have motivated you to get some work done. Keep it up! I'd love to see a 600HP FE in a Bronco!

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Lookin' forward to seeing you bring her back to life! Thanks for sharing your experience.
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