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Old 04-29-2010, 05:42 AM   #151 (permalink)
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This thing rocks! the Kid(s) are getting one hell of a back seat to ride in!!!!

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Old 04-29-2010, 09:27 AM   #152 (permalink)
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thanks, i have 25" at the hitch with nothing in the airbags. kinda gives it the prerunner look. she sits level with 15-20 psi in the bags.

it has about a 30 degree departure angle with nothing in the bags too.


as far as the insulation and noise.... it has the stock behind the firewall insulation, and i used that foil faced 1/2" thick on the engine side of the firewall, the entire floor, roof, and doors. I think i need to put another layer under the trans cover. and a bit of shifter boot work. I'm getting a little too much noise from that area for the little lady's liking. My one year old son loves riding and "driving" up the driveway. He makes the motor sound and everything, it pretty cute, he love his trucks!

its all Dodge hydroboost and hydraulic clutch parts, i threaded the hyrdo. pushrod to shorten and used a yoke for adjustibility. the clutch wasnt bad either.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:29 AM   #153 (permalink)
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i still have to get new boost and pyro gauges, and a steering wheel



i did a little ducting work for the heater so it blows on both feet from between the driver and pass. feet area, not from the middle of the cab cooking one of your feet while the other is cold. fixing a common "old truck" problem
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:31 AM   #154 (permalink)
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couple more..........




thats a heatshield/mount for the airfilter
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:33 AM   #155 (permalink)
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did i mention i love my new truck?
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:34 AM   #156 (permalink)
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Lookin great! Look for a product called "quiet car" My buddy used that on his 73 conversion project, put it in the doors, firewall, floor, hood, etc. It helped a bunch with noise and vibration. It is just a roll on product like a DIY bedliner.
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as far as the insulation and noise.... it has the stock behind the firewall insulation, and i used that foil faced 1/2" thick on the engine side of the firewall, the entire floor, roof, and doors. I think i need to put another layer under the trans cover. and a bit of shifter boot work. I'm getting a little too much noise from that area for the little lady's liking. My one year old son loves riding and "driving" up the driveway. He makes the motor sound and everything, it pretty cute, he love his trucks!
Sounds like it will be nice and tight in that cab! Your son is on the right track! Sounds like me only 24 years younger!!!

When i was little my dad had a blue 85 F350... i cried the day they sold it in say 89.

keep it up, I saw this build when I 1st joined on here, awesome progress
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:52 AM   #158 (permalink)
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oh yeah.........
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:59 AM   #159 (permalink)
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brother it looks awesome. I am going with the Hummer wheels and tires on my Ranger too. Glad to see what they look like on another rig before i go pick them up
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That thing is turning out sick man! I'll be in NW Montana this fall elk hunting, and if I run into you I will for sure have to check it out in person!

When ya gonna throw some paint on the cab?
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:46 PM   #161 (permalink)
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maybe sometime this summer, the multi-color is kinda growing on me for now, plus there is lots of other things to do like a front bumper
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:50 PM   #162 (permalink)
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What kinda bumper you gonna build? I had Twinkle Welding over in Libby build me one for my 05 a few years ago when I was down there, I really like that form bumper look. I built a couple like it on my other rigs.
The rig is turning out nice, I like the bed, very functional.
Here is a pic of some of our Alaska Conversions and maybe some bumper ideas, we built both ours for the Fords.
Blue 72 Chevy has a 12V- 370 inj and HX40 turbo in it, My 90 F-350 has a 12V in it and the 73 F-250 Hiboy has a 24V in it with auto start.
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:45 PM   #163 (permalink)
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it'll be a rendition of this one i built for my truck when it was a dadge, but to follow the 79 ford lines
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this one was for a ford
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Nice, I like them. I like the bumper/brush guard combo, cool idea on the angles on the uprights. Might have to steel that on the next one.
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bamf!

you are pretty much building my dream truck, I am a little jealous
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:52 AM   #167 (permalink)
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here's a few from a bit of snow wheelin we did yesterday
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Your truck is totally awesome. Great build. Your donco is cool and at the same time totally redonculous. J/K
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:26 PM   #169 (permalink)
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Nice rig....great fab skills
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Just wondering how you are able to run those H1s with factory backspacing without rubbing your leaf springs and such. I've got an 88 I'm SASing and I want these wheels, but am worried about the 7" of BS.
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The 2001 Dodge ram 3500 that the "Fodge" was built on was and still is a dually with wide rear axle. when i did the HP dana 60/leafspring swap about 2 years ago, i used dually front spacers on the single wheel front hub. This way i can switch to the dualls if im gunna be towwin heavy. I'm looking for stock ford dually front hubs to eliminate the spacers if anyone knows of any, i want them!

but anyway thats how i run the H-1's, they are on dually axles
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The Fodge came out awesome! Dump bed is cool. Any plans to enclose the front of the rear tires with maybe a mudflap or tin that ties in with the rubrail/step?

I know you have a color picked out, I like to two tone blue combo of the drivers door and left front fender. Maybe a two tone on your original color choice with a lighter silver in the middle? I just think these body style Fords lend themselves to the two tone look easily.
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I agree on the color scheme, we'll see. The space in front of the rear tire is were "wet" boxes with screen floor will be for storage for the 4 removable side steps. It'll be sweet
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The 2001 Dodge ram 3500 that the "Fodge" was built on was and still is a dually with wide rear axle. when i did the HP dana 60/leafspring swap about 2 years ago, i used dually front spacers on the single wheel front hub. This way i can switch to the dualls if im gunna be towwin heavy. I'm looking for stock ford dually front hubs to eliminate the spacers if anyone knows of any, i want them!

but anyway thats how i run the H-1's, they are on dually axles
I just bought a dually dana 60 that comes with the single wheel hubs as well. I would be willing to sell the dual wheel ones once I get them here and changed out.
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Looks great, what do the holes in the hood do vent heat out through the cowl?
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