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that battery box is pretty sweeet
Thanks, ballistic makes things cheap enough you don't even want the headache of fabbin it up

How much for the rear springs?
well since your in BFE $250 shipped, but my trucks sitting on it for the next few months while I set it up on the C/O

It is nice to see a ford build here. It looks like you are doing everything right.
I'm trying too, the only thing that won't be done right... Is the 23.1x25 r2's I plan on getting. I know my shafts will be breaking like tooth picks, but i haven't decided if I want to run OE 2" shafts or do portal outers. Like invinite did.

I'll probably just run the 52's for awhile until I get everything fine tuned (shocks and motor)
 

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I think you mean planetary outers - and those are cool axles you are talking about.

With the 2" shafts the u joints a diff become the weak link. With planetary hubs, there is an increase in weight and fabrication complexity. I am not sure which is cheaper, but they are both cool in my books.
 

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well since your in BFE $250 shipped, but my trucks sitting on it for the next few months while I set it up on the C/O
I could probably do that. I'm not in a big rush. still collecting parts for my build. but let me know when you have them out.

Looks like you have everything figured out on your truck. Looks like its gonna be pretty bad ass. can't wait to see it finished
 

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I think you mean planetary outers - and those are cool axles you are talking about. thats what I ment. I do that all the time.

With the 2" shafts the u joints a diff become the weak link. With planetary hubs, there is an increase in weight and fabrication complexity. I am not sure which is cheaper, but they are both cool in my books.
Yes thats true on the weak links, but I'll be around 6,500lbs (I know thats still heavy compared to the Comp.)I don't think I'd have too much trouble???

Now if I did the planetary outers, the hardest part would be welding on cast iron. (I have done near enough reading on this to know anything about it though)


Took the S/C apart



Had to drill and extract the oil fill plug from being stripped by the previous owner.



these are the rotors,
the teflons flakeing off and will clog the intercooler that sits below :mad3:, so I'm stripping them. little more heat from friction, and not as close of a tolerance so a small amount of boost will be lost.



Also porting the case, free 20-25 hp :D "i'm down"



http://www.lightningrodder.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30190&highlight=ported+eaton+steig

http://www.lightningrodder.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12260&highlight=apten+port

a few threads with pics if anyone may need it.

the harley got a new grill shell and grill, so the 4x4 got a little upgrade :grinpimp:



putting some kc's in the fog light holes,



Cut up my roll pan, (guys were are/have dovetaild what did yall take out) I've been thinking 2" on both sides?

 

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Got my block back





Forged rotating assembly, solid motor mounts. Still undecided if I'm running them or poly.



ground down my shift rails
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=572617

Also been thinking of a doubler set-up

http://www.northwestfab.com/203-205rebuilt.html

Been looking at this set-up, I know it's not the strongest and some bolts pull out of there threads, but this will probably just be on a spare drivetrain

also there cable shifters

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBMQFjAA&url=http://www.northwestfab.com/Shifters.html&ei=zSpCTYbXLsH1gAfawtX-AQ&usg=AFQjCNEZb21IdZqkgbcpRZxy-SJ5WBe2DQ

do you think if I went with NWF 203/205 set-up I could also run it on the divorced 205 and just not hook up one of the cables?

Started tearing down my 205



Anyone have a rebuild book they want to get rid of? or a good one to get, thanks?
 

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Box all buttoned back up



Ended up getting some MRW 15x14 rims, figure I could have some fun with some 44's :grinpimp:



Got the KC lights mounted in the fog light holes, still need a drivers headlight



Drilled and tapped a coolant crossover, -12an and will T back into the heater core. plans are to keep cylinders 7 & 8 from detinating.



Rotors stripped, used aircraft stripper. The teflon will fall down into your intercooler clogging it up.



Took all the bolt boss' off the mid plate



The exhaust side of the S/C, I've since whored it out alittle more.



Upper plenum



 

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Nothing to do with the build, but I got a 9" for my Harley, gonna toy the idea of coilover/4-link





Back on track...
Took my windows and flip outs off



Marking them



Cutting them out




Cut out and riveted in


 

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Been messing around with the 205, a few good links to what has helped me.
I bought the 203/205 ATSG manual off ebay and it wasn't even as helpful.

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&key=2b9910d4445c7ca63ef75c0f6563b502&loc=http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=939574&highlight=ford+np205&v=1&libid=1312594815184&out=http://www.okcnetworks.com/bronco/205/np1.htm&ref=http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/search.php?searchid=9661008&pp=50&page=4&title=NP205 questions - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board&txt=THIS&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13125958014322 has plenty of pictures

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=888160&highlight=np205+question

And I've cleaned mine up some



Rear







Idler





And thats where I stopped I still need to clean up some other pieces

Cool comparison pic, 1310, 1350, 1410 yokes

 

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Looks great :D, no hurry up and finish. . . . . :flipoff2:


On a side note, the mod motors are one heck of a great motor, good power abd they can take a shit kicking, only downside is physical size of the overhead cam heads.




You should've done this to a 3v V10 :D, after all add two cylinders to 5.4 and you have a 6.8 ;).
 

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Looks great :D, no hurry up and finish. . . .


On a side note, the mod motors are one heck of a great motor, good power abd they can take a shit kicking, only downside is physical size of the overhead cam heads.




You should've done this to a 3v V10 :D, after all add two cylinders to 5.4 and you have a 6.8.
I've always wanted to put the triton v-10 in a mustang body, I've seen a v10 with a custom intake and Lightning s/c. It was in a truck though, still pretty cool

Cool - progress!
Thanks

Very different and I like it. Keep the updates coming.
thanks, I did do a few things... Lots of little things though that i don't take pictures of

I took my wipercowl apart to clean up



Cleaned up and PTM



Fixed a few places on it, keep it from splitting



Put back together



I'm putting my nx solenoids on the passenger side in the wipercowl, I bent up some aluminum brackets for them as well



Sanded down the wipers on the end( I believe it's stainless steel) and sprayed the other. If it looks too ghetto faboulus then I'll just spray it all :shaking: we'll see...



Been drilling 1" holes and it sucks, will be ordering heims in the next month.

 

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Want to get info on fiberglass repair from those who have expierance with it.

I'm using some samples a rep brought into work for our accounts, needless to say after staying in the warehouse for 6 months I brought the samples home for my rollpan. I haven't ever done anything with fg and itched like everything the first night. not wearing a shirt was a BAD idea :shaking:



Thats the sample, you cut it to size and it has a plastic sheets on both sides you peel off than stick it to what your working on. I'm working on a s/s rollpan that I cut roughly 2" out of both sides of the license plate, so I can dove tail the bed.



Theres a patch I put on, I got the rollpan shipped on the cheap, b/c a stick flew up from a Lightning and put a puncture in it.



Here were I'm putting it back together, should I just use just fiberglass or I was also thinking using some thin guage wire to sow it up than use fiberglass over that? Would that be a dumb idea?

I made some lightweight lights




Took everything off the backside and left the mounts



I took the backing plate off the glovebox to save some weight, around 5lbs, by doing this I needed to figure out a different mount/hinge



in doing so I needed to space the screws out so they wouldn't bottom out, I ended up using the old nylon washers I replaced on my fuel cell



after different ideas of what to use as a hinge, I came up with using a radiator hose, 2"x10" piece



Looking down on it, not perfect but I like it

 

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What it looks like closed



Mounted the 16" e-fans on the rear mount radiator, when these go out I was thinking of spal fans, are they that much better?



Yanked the (spare drivetrain) out of the rig 4.6/4r70 and I plan on if I ever did run this thing to have the shot hooked up. 250 n/a and 400hp on tap :laughing:



Now I can get in there and clean up all these brackets that aren't going to be used



Planning on using 2 washer tanks and pumps



one tank will work like factory out of the hood, and the other tank will use some some GM squrters that mount on the wipers themselves.
 

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plug the silencers and put a cog kit on that eaton if you really want it to scream.

my 2 cents from owning a lightning. looks like its gonna be a beast
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Well after reading wingnuts514 post over cogs, I got to thinking I'm going to have to have some. I knew how much belt slip I get in the Harley. With mud and water covering the crank, I wasn't going to make shit for HP.

I found a DMR Develop Mental Racing 35t upper in January time, so I grabbed it, and 2 weeks ago after searching hi and low I finally came across an '03-'04 cobra set, that came with a whipple 36t upper/84t lower

* upper 35t
* lower 84t
Comes out to around 8-9# of boost

I'm working some deals right now for a 103t, 120t lower so I can turn the wick up on 'er

Wanting to be in the 18-20# of boost range




Took the steering and A-arm brackets off the frame in front. Also took out the X above where the spare tire goes.

My cameras battery went dead.


Picked this up and the bottom mount, that bolts to the cab floor off fleabay. Planning on having both sticks come up through it, just have to cut it down to work.



Some shifter knobs that came in



Piecing together a cable shifted twin stick, good part # link

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=572045&highlight=1338k21


Sanded the front bumper down, not exactly through buts it's about there. I've been working on the Street Scene rollpan some more. I've got one side done just need to FG the other and sand it down.




Bought the rest of the motor gaskets I needed to put it together.
Parts still needed to put this motor together are? And are the next to buy list items are;

* Arp main studs
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARP-156-5401/
* Rod bearings
http://www.modmaxracing.com/product_p/kngcr868si.htm
* Piston rings
http://www.modmaxracing.com/product_p/has2m4628.htm


**** Edited for links
 

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I went back to east Texas, last weekend and got my truck moved down to the barn. My friend ended up moving, so I had to bring the truck back home, (couldn't junk his place up anymore).

It surprisingly ran pretty smooth all the way here.



Still need to clean it up alittle, but I took off the a-arms and steering bracket off.



After keeping belle long enough from the water, I figured I'd take her down to the pond.

BELLE. play dead! :laughing:



So I headed down to the pond in the G-ride, but we were stopped in our tracks. So we had to take a detour.



After I got to the pond, I climbed the trolly tower to check it out and as I figured... Low, thses last couple of days have had to help.



Got the 53's up off the ground, to take to get unmounted.... Damn these things are Heavy bastards.

 

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Called up Danial at USA6x6 and he had these overnited to me, greatest CS hands down :shaking:

only kidding got them used, thanks Chestonscout



Now on a serious note, 2 weeks ago when I was Back home I took the usual cruise I do in the Bad 429



When all of the sudden it looks like a witch is flapping around my driver front.
Makes me sick...



What it use to look like



Since it happened I lost the chrome stripe and 429 emblem. But I've started to take the fender off the parts car. Thankfully it had the fender trim and front side marker light



I had 2 clips break from so much rust, and thats going to be a pain in the ass to get, but thats another day.



finally got around to finishing glassing my rollpan, still need to sand it a good bit. Took about 2" off bothsides, for a little dovetail action.


 
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