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JUNE 2020 CONTESTANTS

  • Dr V

    Votes: 10 25.0%
  • 84mudhorse

    Votes: 9 22.5%
  • newageroman

    Votes: 1 2.5%
  • JoelS

    Votes: 7 17.5%
  • Desert Bronco

    Votes: 6 15.0%
  • Drb75088

    Votes: 4 10.0%
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Here she is right out of the booth. Paint is still curing and they had just finished wet sanding and buffing the quarters and cowl. I went with a PPG base and 4 coats of clear. It's definitely a deep one. I have been in the auto body and auto parts business a long time but this is the first time I've painted a red one. Damn the red pigments are expensive. 2 gallons of the red to cover both colors on this truck was just over 1K. Just for the material. Definitely worth it but Why couldn't it have been white? LOL
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Dumb question but......how do you vote??


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Transmission is the automatic with OD. Had truck in to clean up several oil leaks, and they said the rear main was leaking. $1600 buck latter picked it up, and hadn't driven 10 yards when I could tell there was something amiss. The manger drove it and thought it was OK. Long story short, it wasn't OK, and they wound up doing a complete rebuild of the transmission.

I'm old and getting older, so had a remote start system installed. Love starting truck and letting AC work before driving. Well, the next mechanic said that installation was so bad he thought it was done at home. The shop pulled the unit. Oh well, as I tell my wife, it's only money, and that is what the money tree in the yard is for.

New rear bumper, and those are only $800 installed, so what will it cost for the front? Double that or more.

Next up is seats. I will have the current ones covered.
 

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We finally got to cleaning the interior pieces today. We used a strong dish soap (green palmolive) mixture. I really should have taken pictures of the water in the bucket after I changed it MULTIPLE times. Backyard is now scattered with parts. We also continued labeling all screws and parts so hopefully it should be fairly easy to put the interior back together. I wish I would have labeled a few more pieces on some other stuff we took apart right before we sent it for paint. We still have to get the dashboard out but we are going to wait until we have all the supplies for prepping and painting so that it isn't out for too long.
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We are finally out of the dirty phase and are into the clean phase of a build. Thank God. We started putting some jewelry on this thing, it took me three weeks to polish all of the original trim and the racetrack. I ended up having to find one piece of quarter panel trim with the turn down for the driver side. Came out of Colorado from a fellow that has a ton of dead Broncos in a junkyard. I'm indebted to him for sure. Mine was all beat to crap like a bulldozer ran it over and I polished his up quite beautifully. Still amazed that there is no reproduction for any of the wide trim on these things. I guess being a 2-year only, it's supply and demand
 

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Well Aidan and I had some QUALITY time together on Father's Day. We found a thread with great pictures on here about removing the dash. Aidan was reading the thread so I am not sure exactly who wrote it but it was VERY helpful. Now that we have it removed, we are ready to start changing the interior color to black. I am going to stop by a local SEM distributor and pick up all the supplies. We tried some acetone on the back of one of the interior pieces and it does melt the plastic so according to SEM video we watched, we should use Sand Free before painting. The crazy part of me, is contemplating going to a Junkyard and buy a newer F150 dash and try to convert it to fit, lol.That's NOT going to happen.......
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I figured we would switch gears from paint and body for a couple of days. The old girl ran a little rough while sitting in the body shop so I ordered a brand new remanufactured Motorcraft 2150 2 Barrel. Replaced the EGR at the exact same time. It was pretty beat up as well. We installed the new carb and ran all new vacuum lines. What a spider web mess those are. Put a little bit of fuel in the bowl and on the second crank she fired right up.
 

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Once again it’s Monday...time to share the bulk of the build and get ready to close this chapter out...only one more Monday to go...
So with that in mind This is gonna be a lengthy series of posts to conclude the build that started 8 years ago....I left you last week with the initial fabrication under the truck that formed the four-link suspension, new shock mounts, new transfer case cradle and frame supports and bracing...Including new engine mounts and crossmember. Now we move inside the cab and construct a new full body roll cage and dash with a rear mounted radiator, transmission shifter mounting and seat mounts....the frame is put on a rotating jig to finalize all welds and all supporting brackets for new fuel lines, radiator lines, fuel tank relocation, hydraulic steering ram added to front axle, Tranny cooler and a host of other goodies to round out the build...so here are some photos to continue the progression
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With the bulk of the fabrication done it’s time to focus on the details...Checking the fitment of multiple parts and systems then it’s off with the body again to have the frame powder coated.....
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Nearing the end of fabrication....added tie down rings to the axles, Cut and bolted the new steps with flanges to aid in shop movement and assembly, added a splash cover for the bottom of the engine to go with the wheel wells that will be reinstalled to help keep mud and water out of the engine compartment...to a lesser degree anyways...also installed a front pull point to the frame by adding a front mounted hitch receiver...
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