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Build thread

Postby bendog » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:57 pm

Anyone want to see a build thread, right now it's not real exciting, body work is almost done and I'm starting block sanding. Color choice has been made, body mods mostly done. I'm hoping for advice and suggestions.If so,where should I post it?
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Re: Build thread

Postby OrthmannJ » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:07 pm

Well, this looks like a good spot.

Now all you have to do is post a ton of pics with captions. :D Don't spare any details!
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1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
Previous rigs:
1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994 F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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Re: Build thread

Postby bendog » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:33 pm

Alrightee, baught a rough 76 4x4 custom for 8 hunneys, tore it down, blasted, primed and started moddin. Still figuring out the posting order, I'll work on it.
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Tried to start it, shouldnt have wasted my time. No compression and Cummins plans.
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Re: Build thread

Postby ohmyf150 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:07 am

Cab looks good. I REALLY like those door handles. MY kids would live those. They have a bugger of a time lifting the old style handles... guess they're still too short. :lol:
Did you just cut / replace the sheet metal surrounding the handle with that off the van? (I assume the handles are from an Econoline) Do you have some pics of how you did it?

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Re: Build thread

Postby InfoFord » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:16 am

have figured out the locks yet?

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Re: Build thread

Postby bendog » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:24 am

Thanks, yes the handles are off an econoline, they activate the latch the same way as the pickup handles. When I was a kid, my dad had/still has, the brown 79 flat bed, I hated those handles. If you are short, you have to use your thumbs to lift the handles, if thumbs slip off.....ouch. It was really pretty easy, getting the junkyard guy to let you cut up four ecoline doors isn't so easy. Only prob is door locks. Still working out the locks :?:
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As you can see, the door lock gets covered by the handle, Im considering going keyless. Only prob is what happens if the battery dies? In case the batt dies, I was thinking of a hot lead in the trailer plug, apply 12, or hopefully 9 volt batt and presto, door lock pops. Or I could put in ecoline locks, they mount very low on the door, dont like them. Havent figured it out completely yet, suggestions?
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Re: Build thread

Postby ohmyf150 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:27 am

Thanks for posting those last few pics... I may have to look into doing this someday. I didn't notice the key locks were missing till you pointed it out.
Just install keyless entry and pray it never fails! :lol:

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Re: Build thread

Postby bendog » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:52 am

Engine donor, daily driver, 317K miles, Cummins, NV4500
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Re: Build thread

Postby reganswan » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:42 am

Should have a Dana 80 in the rear too :)

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Re: Build thread

Postby bendog » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:39 pm

Unfortunately not, only in the 3500's, but it is still a LS 70, better than a 60 and both the dodge and the CC are 4:10's. The gearing thing is a nice bonus. :D
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