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Old 01-13-2007, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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99 F150 Prerunner Build

I've been on the PBB for a while and figured it was time to post my build.

Rather than explain everything that I've done to It I'll just post pics and if anyone has any questions post (or flame) away.

*Feel free to move this thread, I didnt want to post it under desert or general until its considered worthy - as my post count is still in newbie land.*


Basically as I got it plus Trailready beadlocks and 35" Baja T/As.



The truck used to be a city vehicle that was stolen. I bought it from the insurance company after it was recoverd. The dash was completely coated with dust, cleaned it and have since rebundled the wires in preparation for a custom dash.



New Headers.



The oil-pit is quite handy.



Cut out the rear crossmember to make room for the fuel cell. (yes, the right one is crooked, so sue me ) Also, this was my first idea for a spare tire mount but it was a bit too low and would never fit 37s.


*more to come in a few minutes - hold off on replies*
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My tube notcher..



Internal part of the cage.. Im gonna complete the rear before I bring it any further forward.



Fuel cell, rear winch, and rear cage.



The rear cage further along and dovetailed


*one more post commin*


Tailgate.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Spare tire mount and you can kinda see the additional barcing.



Dual red Tops.



Johnny joits and brackets for the rear 4-link.



Buckets mounted, I will need to lower them. As it sits now Im uncomfortably close to where the roll cage will eventually be in relation to my head.



Dif cover.. in preparation for bracing up my rear axle for my 4link.


*thats all for now*
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Looking good so far. Looking forward to seeing more pics.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ok, maybe one more of where it sits as of today...



Its been absolutely freezing here the last 4 weeks so very little progress has been made. I do have a rear sway bar on order and have tacked in my 4 link mounts.

**** One thing I am not happy about is the way I had to bend the tube to tuck in above my rear window. I know this isnt a stong connection but It the best I could think of... and I will brace it up eventually.****


Next thing on order are 18" coilovers and more tube.
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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sweet ass project truck man.. nothn better than being able to jump shit with no worries. where ya plan on using that in Rado? just hit trails fast? heh
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Nice job man. Always nice to see quality work.
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wheres the new progress? its looking sweet though
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've made the leap to no loger keep it street legal.
Removed all the emissions garbage and trashed the A/C.
Currently in the process of moving the engine wire harness inside the cab for protection and as you can see I've tossed the front clip.

Radiator is being moved to the rear as well.




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Old 07-16-2007, 10:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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looks nice i just dont know why you dovetailed it. because normally you would put fiberglass fenders on it to allow room for the tires to tuck if they have to. other than that. nice build
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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looks nice i just dont know why you dovetailed it. because normally you would put fiberglass fenders on it to allow room for the tires to tuck if they have to. other than that. nice build
He dovetailed the cage not the fenders
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The cage is dovetailed. I did dovetail the original metal fenders (post #2 last photo) but that was so I could drive it on the street so the cops wouldnt see what was going on (they're anal out here). Now that its no longer street legal I'll be getting fiberglass fenders and they will not be dovetailed so the tires will tuck.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:02 AM   #15 (permalink)
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see thats what got me. the cage looks good just the fenders threw me off. keep up the good work! its gonna looks tits when its done.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Sick build...Keep posting updates...
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Any pics of the link setup?

Looks like you used the front leaf brackets for the lower links but cant see where your tabs are on the axle. The upper link mounts on the axle just welded to the pumpkin?
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yes, I used the front leaf spring mounts for my lower links, this was by coinsidence as I used the 4-link calculator and my numbers worked out close so I ran with it.

The upper brackets are welded to the pumpkin (I did all the pre-heat stickweld things I read about on here) They are also braced across the top and there is a long brace that goes forward down to the pinion for additional support. I thought I had a photo but will have to take one. It looks weak but there are a lot of welds and its braced in the directions in which the forces act so we'll see.


The upper frame links are tucked in and welded to the frame and frame crossmember.
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