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Old 04-07-2011, 11:40 AM
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Blue Oval Saga Pt. II-Michelle

Ok fellars....Here it is....

1992 F-150 Custom
169xxx miles
Midnight Blue w/ Maroon Interior
Standard Cab/Long Bed-2wd

What was done when I bought it-
-Medium tinted windows (20-25%-ish?)-Is now 5% all around, with an extra layer of 5% on the rear window.
-Aluminum wheels
-Rubber Bed mat
-Reese Hitch w/ Trailer Pigtail
-Luverne Towing Bumper
-Plastic Rain Guards
-Full Pioneer Stereo-CD Player w/ Speakers

What I have did to it-
-Swapped grey interior our for maroon interior
-Put Goodyear Wrangler P235/75/15 Tires on it
-Extang Snap On Tonneau Cover
-Replaced a partial section of exhaust- After the Cat is 2-1/4" pipe w/ a Dynomax Muffler
-Replaced the Argent trim pieces w/ Chrome trim
-Wheel Arch trim
-Rubber Tailgate Mat to match the Bed Floor Mat
-Swapped Green Dashlights to Red
-Smoked Tailights
-Smoked Turn Signals
-Lightning Air Deflector
-Swapped Plastic Rain Guards to Chrome Raing Guards
-Installed Chrome Skull Shifter ****/Door Lock Pulls
-Installed JVC CD Headuniit w/ AUX/USB Ports
-Installed 2" Lowering Shackles in the rear
-Replaced Steering system from Balljoint to Balljoint (Including Balljoints)
-Replaced Spark Plugs/Wires/Distributor Cap/Rotary Button
-Replaced Front/Rear Brakes
-Replaced P/S & D/S Brake Calipers
-Replaced Entire Front Brake Lines
-Replaced D/S & P/S XLT Mirrors
-Swapped a 1991 Crown Victoria Tilt Steering Column in



Future Plans-

-2" Lowering Coils
-3" Drop Beams
-5" Axle Flip Kit
-Bucket Seats
-Hurst Shifter
-3.55 Rear gear w/ either Limited Slip or a Posi-Unit
-Front and Rear Sway Bars
-Complete bodywork/Paint
-Bore the engine block snd Port head
-Install 500-4,500RPM Camshaft

Ok....Enough talk.....Here's a picture timeline of from when I first bought it till now....


New Turn Signals.....And all the trim has been swapped from Argent to chrome....







Sorry for the lack of pics guys...These are the best ones I could find....That showed the most progress....
Enjoy....

-Wes
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:50 AM
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Here are some miscellaneous pics.....Interior/Exterior, whatever...

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You purposefully swapped grey int for red, why?
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:17 PM
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Wow Wes that looks great. The hood looks amazing with the stance of the truck. I still want to see you paint the front bumper to match.

Two thumbs up from me!
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Jimbo-I already had the whole shebang...Door panels, headliner, etc....And I love red....

Bushwhacker-Thanks man....If I keep the Luverne rear bumper, I'll be getting a matching chrome front bumper....If I roll pan it, it'll get the body color treatment....the matte finish silver is FUUUUGGGLLLLYYY.....

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It would look good either way, I just think "sport trucks" like what you're making should have color matched bumpers.. but that's just me! Either way you go the truck will look gorgeous.

You ever use Seafoam Cole Train?
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Yup....Yesterday...Seems to idle a tad better (100-150 rpms lower, around the 850-ish mark..)....which is good...My truck idles around 900-1,000....W-T-H....Checked everywhere for vacuum leaks, found none...Except a issue that when I spray the #6 injector area with carb cleaner/starter fluid, it just about dies....Sounds electrical to me....

But the overall drivability hasn't been compromised...So idk...

Gonna do a another Seafoam run...Just to make sure...

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Where are you running that Seafoam through? I just put a bottle in my gas tank and it makes a noticable difference in fuel economy and the engine tick (lifter?).
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I unclamped my vacuum hose to the brake booster...Its supposed to clean everything good thatway.....

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I see! So far I've had good results the lazy way.
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We need to have a meet soon man...We've been planning for almost a year man...lol

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Maybe then, we'll see if that hood an crap makes me faster ....J/K
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Good looking truck! Can't say that I would have swapped the interior in the same direction as you (red to grey I would have), but it probably looks pretty good with red gauges instead of green though.
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Thanks man....As said earlier, I already had the maroon....And let's just say the PO wasn't the most caring sort of fellow about the cleanliness...And the old headliner had holes an stains galore.....It also leaves me open to black as a paint option.....

Seems around here maroon is a VERY rare color option.....So yea....Plus it had sentimental value, as it was the interior out of Ethel, my 1994 truck....Pics of it are in my albums.....

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good looking 300 wes!....i like that color
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Hey Wes, I know we should.. It's tricky with both of us working though.

Want to know something blood curdling scarey? Me and the girlfriend both had dreams last night WE HAD A BABY!

I'm not even going to LOOK at her hard! hahahaha
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