Wow, sorry guys, busy holiday for me. Fortunately I was able to find some time to work on the truck and get a few things done. Below are some before/after pics that I took a couple months ago, and I'll post more soon.
The big things that I've completed recently:
-Installed some aftermarket gauges so I know what's really happening.
-After flushing the coolant, the radiator sprouted leak after leak, so I went with a Champion radiator off of Ebay. It fit like a glove with the exception of one of the bolts that holds in part of the AC system, but it was no major problem. Truck runs perfectly now, stays right at 192 when hot, but of course the real tests will come in the summer.
-I replaced the pinion bearings on the 9" in the rear. This was a big-ish project for me as I'd never even removed a driveshaft. It went pretty smoothly though, and I used these two resources to help me out:
DIY Ford guide
-I had the old bald tires replaced with my new 33x10.5 BFGs- looks so much better! I was worried I wouldn't like skinnier tires, but I think it gives the truck a slightly leaner look, which I like. Will post pics of that soon.
-Re-attached the doors and used new door hinge pins from NPD so that they can be somewhat quickly removed and replaced.
The truck now runs and drives great- I'll be using it when the weather is decent.
-Front tires need a little toe alignment- one tire looks cockeyed slightly
-Working on a simple overhead console to hold a couple speakers and switches.
-Lots of work on the interior, including replacing the seats (I found a couple cheapies in good shape from the JY that I'll try to modify to fit), mounting speakers, etc
-Going to fab some 1/2 doors
-Build a tonneau cover
-Mount some door panels and bed-side panels
-The rear brakes may need a little work, but it's stopping fine right now. Going to keep my eye on them. Ordered new wheel cylinders just in case- pads are basically new
-Need to fix the venting behind the dash, as well as the selector as it doesn't seem to be diverting the air from defrost
Pic before tires: