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Well here it is. The newest addition to the family.

1979 F-150 Custom Explorer, 61K original miles, shortbed. Needs a lot of TLC to put it back together right. Straight out of Tx.






Plans include removing that god forsaken topper, a 4" lift and a set of 35" D ick Cepek Fun Country II's. Also will be a complete buff job on the 30 year old paint and install the factory correct mirrors.

I had thought about removing the Explorer stripes but after trying several different cleaners I found one that made them look new again. You can see the spot that is clean below the lower mirror mount.




Here are a couple teaser pic of a little buff job on the top of the door, cowl and the hood.





I also need to replace the windshield as this one is cracked in several spots. I'm trying to gather all the pics as I go to do a write up on it.I just so happen to have a spare in the basement. I have already replaced the driver side door weatherstripping around the window. It was hard as a rock. Check out the cool fabric on the seat. It is in very good condition for a truck this old.






Well gotta go, more work to do. It's actually quite nice outside today for the start of Jan.
 

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:thumbupThat is slicker than Snot there Ranger!!
You are my Fawking Hero!! I mean that ;)
now I know all the other card carrying members of the B,O,T,B crew will be jumping onboard here to check this out, so I need to ask?
Y'all dont mind that I came up with this whole "Brothers of the Bronco" thing do ya??
 

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Very very nice...been taken well care of. Can't wait to see the progress. What kind of kit do you think you'll go with on the lift? Just curious really...
 

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i like it. stylish seats, and a gun rack:enforce.well exept for the cool top out back:wacko. you said a lot of tlc. it looked good before the teaser. what mirrors were stock?
 

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Let me guess, the truck arrived and you haven't slept since you got it.

It's looking sharp. The strips really make the truck pop.
 

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Thanks all.

I started on it today about 9:30 and just called it a day. I got the windshield changed, had a ton of pictures but when I opened up the camera I got zapped by a bug or something and lost every single fawkin one of them. So much for the write up.



I finished up with the front fender, hood and driver door today. I also decided to rob some parts I had for the Bronco. The wheel well trim adds a little more bling to it.

The topper comes off tommorow.



The correct mirrors look like these on my 250.

 

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Yea definitly do that write up on the windshield if you can get time to do so, I have two of them to do now, and it has been years since I've changed a windshield in anything, I need to find info on removing and replacing the F250's trim if any of my B,O,T,B can help me out
 

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I can't do a windshield write up salter. All the pictures I took during the process were lost!! When the Bronco comes home I can show an install on that one.

Check ebay for that lower trim piece.


JSM I used aluminum polish. I tried some light duty compound and all that did was rubbed the dirt and grime into the stripe more. The aluminum polish cleaned it off with a crap load of elbow grease. Here is a shot of the same spot on the door.



Nascar a crew would be next.

Just so everyone know's, I picked up this shortbed to resell it and hopefully make a pretty nice profit. If it does not sell then I'll keep it. I won't cut the price on it just to get rid off it.
 

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I understood about the pictures from this change Ranger, thats why I said when and if you get time,
anywho I look forward to seeing the one from the Bronk!,
And Scott, my Friends call me Salt-Man!!!! or Phat Bastard!!!!
...Salter just sounds to formal?? :goodfinge
 

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any interest sellin it like it is?
 
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