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While your looking for rust lift up the rear carpet at by the tailgate and see if your rear sill is rusted too
I did, when I installed the body lift and was pleasently surprised on how solid this truck was, considering the Salt and the Calcium Chloride that bury us in up North. I expected the area in front of the rear wheel well at the floor to be bad too, but wasn't.

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I did, when I installed the body lift and was pleasently surprised on how solid this truck was, considering the Salt and the Calcium Chloride that bury us in up North. I expected the area in front of the rear wheel well at the floor to be bad too, but wasn't.


Damn that's awesome I just replaced mine it was shot


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Well I went to the shop this morning to clean up and I figured I'd clean my transmission and transfer case and paint it before I put it back in.





While I was painting, my buddy calls me up and asks me if he can clean up some of '57 Chevy parts in my sandblaster; I told him yeah, as long as he let me borrow a bottle of Argon. A half hour later, he backs in with his parts an a bottle of gas.

So now, I was able to finish up the passenger side that I couldn't do yesterday:

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I had cut out the first piece of metal yesterday, so I welded it in place today:



I fabbed up a lower piece and tacked that in:



I opted to leave it off the bottom of the quarter panel, not sure if it's a good idea, but I did and welded it all up:


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Kind of off the wall question...but where did you get your rims? And what size are they. The ones the 37s are on.

Just happened to notice a pic of them after you finished your steering and the backspace on them


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Both in need of some polishing, (I wash them with acid in the winter)15 x 10 Mickey Thompson's:



15 x 15 custom made Weld Racing:




Both have factory backspacing.


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I took a little Mothers to one of them to see if they would clean up:



Notice the pinstripe; I had a buddy of mine add that to them back in 1980 when they were on my '74. He was at my old shop lettering and striping my '78 bronco and I asked him if he could add a pin stripe to my headlights and my wheels. I used to drink Bud in bar bottles in those days, and I would have to jack up the truck and spin the wheel while he held the brush, so this one time I place my bottle on the ground and jack up the truck, he starts yelling at me as I go to grab my beer. I'm like guy, what the f*&^ is your problem. He smiles and shows me my Longneck, he pinstriped the whole bottle while I was jacking up the truck. I still have that bottle somewhere.

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Is there any reason you chose to lift the front the way you did?

I currently have a 6in adjustable (set at 4 in right now). I want to basically do what you did. Aiming for 7-8in.

Kind wanting to keep the original TTB but don't want to max it out to where it's useless.

I don't plan on rock crawling and rarely do I off-road.


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Please explain what you mean by "the way you did". If you are asking why I cut down the coil towers, it's because I already had 6" springs and I need more clearance. If it's why the air bags and spacers? It's because I can't have the front end drop when I put the plow on; the spacers are because they don't make any bigger air bags.

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I'm buying at 95 today for $1500 with 149k miles
It has alot of rust under the truck. would I be ok if there's no holes?
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The first places that usually go is the rear fender lip, above the wheel wells. Also, the rear brace on the inside of the rear quarter, the floor in front of the rear wheel well near where the seat belt cover is, the rear floor under the sill plate by the tailgate, the door and tailgate bottoms and the bottom of the fenders.
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Please explain what you mean by "the way you did". If you are asking why I cut down the coil towers, it's because I already had 6" springs and I need more clearance. If it's why the air bags and spacers? It's because I can't have the front end drop when I put the plow on. the spacers are because they don't make any bigger air bags.


More specifically meant leaving the TTB. Majority of folks I notice on here go with solid axle leaf springs or solid axle coil springs.


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I don't mind the TTB, grant you, I had a a Dana 44 solid axle, hardened Yukon axles, etc... that I was going to swap, but ended up selling it. I started breaking front axles plowing with the 37's after I installed the locker, so I ended up going with RCV axles. Seeing that I already had them in the '93, I just swapped everything over.

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I'm new to 4x4, hell im really new to Fords. Just was under the impression that past 6in of lift a TTB was worthless.

Gives me hope I can tuck 37s or 38s with my TTB.


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All the hope you need:





I ran my '93 w/37's for years, anything more than 6"-7" IMO, probably should be looking into a cut n' turn.

The biggest problem with my axles breaking, was outer U-joint failure while pushing snow. (3 times) I would break a U-joint and then the spinning inner axle would destroy the now stationary outer axle. I must point out that this only started happening when local suppliers stopped carrying Spicer U-joints and I installed Moog joints. If you do go this route I STRONGLY RECOMMEND SPICER JOINTS ONLY!
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Okay, back on track. As promised, my buddy showed up last night and we managed to get both transmissions and transfer cases back in the trucks. Everything is done and the '93 is back to being a driver. I also grabbed a pic of the speed sensor relocation:


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Tonight my other buddy had some time so we worked on the front bumper some more. We made some more cuts and tacked the pieces together:





...then back to my shop for a test fit:




I'm really happy with the way this coming out.


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A few more cuts and a few more tacks.....





...and you guessed it back to my shop for another test fit:



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A few more cuts and a few more tacks.....











...and you guessed it back to my shop for another test fit:







That's one serious bumper. Looks great


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