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Old 11-06-2011, 09:40 PM
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1978 F150 Build

Well I'm finally am getting around to doing my 78 so I thought I would post up some pictures.

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351M 4bbl kit
Cam Kit
4 inch Lift
Dual exhaust
2010 F150 seat and center console
35 inch tires
Billet Grille
38 gallon tank (In the Mail)




















Here's it before tear down.


Also I'm doing this in a housing community who doesn't allow you to work on cars. Hopefully won't get a ticket. The reward and fun is worth the risk.
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Can I get some help with photos? They are on Photobucket and used the image tab.

Never mind got it!

Hope you enjoy only get to work on it on Sundays so will not post during the week. But will be able to get the paint done fast though.

Progress so far is two sundays.
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I'm subscribing!!! Looking good so far!
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Thanks, Won't have much progress til December when I get out of for christmas break though. But will have pics of the tank in this weekend if it comes in.
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What? No gun rack?
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No gun rack but my dad carries and I will too when i'm of age.
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Got some time to go to the salvage yard today and found some deals I couldn't pass up.

New headliner that I was going to buy new but this one was in perfect shape. Also came with CHROME headliner trim.


Found these seats in an 06 F150 with center console that I'm going to customize.


Should be a great fit for the truck.
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Your JY finds rock! All the chrome headliner trim I find is pitted and rusty. Ya gotta luv AZ for its dry climate.

Nice 68. I've got a red one.
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Ya that's my dads free mustang that he found in San Diego at a body shop. no rust everything is there and we've been driving it that way for ten years. That is my first love but we want to save up a lot of money to make it show quality.
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So jealouse of you guys that can work on your trucks outside in what looks like nice warm dry weather! Look forward to watching your build.
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Well today it was cold I had to put on a long sleeve t-shirt.
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So jealouse of you guys that can work on your trucks outside in what looks like nice warm dry weather! Look forward to watching your build.
I understand completely. On my current build I'm pretty lucky. My father-in-law loaned me the space in his shop to work. But the rest of my life has mostly been working outdoors, no matter the time of the year.

Keep up the good work on the truck, looks like she'll be a nice ride once completed.
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Ya that's my dads free mustang that he found in San Diego at a body shop. no rust everything is there and we've been driving it that way for ten years. That is my first love but we want to save up a lot of money to make it show quality.
Here's my $300 find:



Bought a wrecked 68 for $500 and $7K later it looks like this. Shot the paint in my mom's garage:
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I love that color and the rims. It has a nice stance do you have lowering coils? That will be one the chopping block when I get my truck done. I will be painting both in the garage. What do you got under the hood? I really want a fastback but they are way out of my acceptable price range.
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It's got shorter 620 lb coils in front and it's stock in the back. Mustangs, converse to dentsides, rode higher in front.

Under the hood? A mighty, mighty 200 cubic inch Ford suckin through a weezy Autolite 1100! Why the 200? It was an original six cylinder car plus its weak knees keep me out of trouble. The only way back then to get disc brakes was to go with a V8 suspension and rear axle setup. It has Granada discs in front (power) that stops on a dime. In fact, it stop so hard that snot will fling out of yer nose!

I have a 65 coupe with a V8 and manual trans too. I replaced its floor pans back in April... too many projects but everyone knows where to find me.

What color ya gonna shoot your rig?
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