1979 F150 4x4

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Those look like a good fit and the color is a good match.

I agree, it's always a bit unnerving making an order like that. I've really thought about buying a similar set up from TMI that's already set up for these trucks, but without having sat in them I hate to spend 1500+ only to find out the orginal bench is better!


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Kinda' slow progress but I'm still beating and banging away. Finished lining the interior and wiring in the seat heaters, subwoofer and rear speakers. Carpet should go in this weekend. I did the back wall carpet and butchered a piece of old headliner trim for the border. Installed a small gun safe in the bottom of the console, and because this truck was stolen once and I am still paranoid about losing it again, I wired in an ignition kill switch to the floor of the safe.

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Looking good!

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1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
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1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
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Looks good! Like the consul safe too.

The headliner trim was a cool idea. Should be cool and quiet in the cab.


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Slow progress but I'm still at it. Tinted windows and rebuilt all the door gizmos. The silver on the door panels is just foil tape for HVAC ductwork that I trimmed to fit on top of the ribs. Sounds cheezy but doesn't look too bad. Seats go in tonight. I need to budget a couple hundred bucks for pizza and beer for all the times I need to have my buddies over to help.

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I like the foil, it looks good.
If it makes you feel any better, I did the same thing to the rubber trim around the rear windows on my wagon. It's been on there for at least 5 years and still looks great.

1973 F-250 Crew Cab
1969 F-100
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
1994F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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Looks good! The carpet looks like it's fits really well. Is it an ACC kit?

That HVAC foil tape is pretty good stuff, looks good on the door panels.

I haven't had much help on the 77 project, but I do owe a few people pizza at least! Even in these times of economic uncertainly pizza and beer still buys a lot of good old boy help!


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The carpet is from Stock Interiors and I am happy with the fit. I did not need to trim anything other than for the shifters and dimmer switch. I was pretty nervous about how the seats would fit. You can measure a bunch and still not know if it will feel good until they're installed. I am very pleased with them. I was worried about hitting my elbow on the console while shifting but everything clears fine.

The seat belts are from LMC and need some tweaking. The safety catch engages unless you pull them out real slow. Not sure if I can even adjust that. I may try tilting the roller assembly and see if that does improves anything. I also need to find a sleeve of some kind to hold the buckle end from falling between the seats.

Dang, that is a whole lot of red in there. I think I see black floormats in my future.

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I bought several carpet kits from Stock Interiors and have been pretty happy. My crewcab carpet kit needed some trimming, but overall the fit was still pretty good. On the regular cab it was a perfect fit.

Yeah the seat thing can be a can of worms and until you have them in the cab with your butt in one it's just a guess no matter how good it looks on paper.

Really coming together nice tho! It is a lot of red, but easy to break that up a little but nothing says race like red!

You have a gearvendors in that?


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No GV but I wish. Given the powerband for my engine and rear end gear ratio, it would be nice to have one. Many moolahs though. The switch was installed as a band-aid a long time ago. I was headed to the Indy 500 and the electric fan relay fried in Illinois. Nobody had a replacement in the middle of farm country. I found that switch and put it on wired to the fans. Hard to do a custom repair in the middle of nowhere without the right tools. When I got home, I fixed it right but left the switch as a joke. It is amazing how many people would believe me when I told them it started the supercharger like the car on the Mad Max movie.

Speaking of fans, I bet that is an area that has has a lot of improvement since the '80's when I put the first set in. I need to do some research on what to get this time around. I had four. Two came on at 160 and the others at 180. None were shrouded and were probably not as efficient as they could have been. I would rather not power four motors either.


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