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Old 12-10-2011, 10:43 AM
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Just out of curiosity, what size is the flatbed? It is funny, you and are going backwards from each other. I am putting on a flatbed because I need more utility, and my factory bed is smashed (literally)

I was also wondering how much rear overhang the flatbed has.
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shoot, i don't know how much overhang there was. I ditched the flatbed this morning. Ill post up pics tonight of my new burnout king, Lol
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I like the ideas you have for this truck ill be watching for more updates on the build how easy was the 3g alt install did you use all the Fe brackets? Also what wires are used for the hookup
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Keith right? you were trying to sell mufflers on Socaltundras right?
Well your ford looks nice.
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Interested to see when you get the kings mounted
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I like the ideas you have for this truck ill be watching for more updates on the build how easy was the 3g alt install did you use all the Fe brackets? Also what wires are used for the hookup
Here is a link B.C. Broncos - Tech Tips for 66-77 Early Ford Broncosto where I think I found the diagram, I found it on my Iphone which can open PDF, my computer for some reason cannot or I would post up the diagram. I know it was on that site somewhere.

It's super simple though: Just hook up a key on power, power to battery with 175 amp fuse, and loop a couple of things on the alternator back to itself, if that made sense LOL.

It literally bolts in exactly like the stock alternator, all stock brackets are used. The pulleys swapped right across as well, like it was made to go on the truck.

Way less complicated than it looks on paper. It takes more time to get one. Just look for a 94-95 Mustang 5.0. Other vehicles have em too, but some have lower output. Also, some look like the 3g but are physically bigger. They'd probably fit, but I know for sure that the 94-95 5.0 works, it's on my old truck, was on my 65 mustang, and was also on my 89 Mustang. In all cases it just bolted right in.
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So I went into the recycling center weighing 5700 LBS!!! Came out weighing 4600... One of the workers almost got killed too!! When they picked up the bed with the huge electromagnet there was a part of 3X3 tubing that I missed with the Plasma cutter. The bed was held up and wouldn't come off. With the crane holding up the bed HEAD HIGH I pushed it away from me and the truck and the worker who was UNDER IT cutting the last hang up. When the cut was complete the guy just moved out from under it and the magnet RELEASED!!!!! The bed fell back onto the truck less than a second after the guy with the torch moved out from under it I jumped back and he just stood there like it was nothing. I asked him if he was ok and he responded calmly as if nothing happened saying "ya, it didn't even hit me" I almost pooped my pants and he didn't even care. I drove around to the scale to find out it was 1100 LBS, I was expecting around 300-400 LBS.

Here's some pics, sorry for the long post, I just would've felt real bad if the guy got pinned under the bed, he would've been killed fer sher.

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Took the $102 that I got for the old flatbed and applied it towards a mount and balance. Took pics before I got all 4 wheels just to try and get em shot before it got too dark. I can't believe the quality of pics my new Samsung Infuse takes. I haven't had time to play with the settings. Look how grainy the last haul pics are compared to the flatbed removal pics and these new wheel pics:
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Tucks 35's with zero LIFT!!

So far my progress has been taking this thing apart. Hopefully the momentum keeps going so that I can put the damn thing back together the way I want it. LOL
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ya, here's my Tundra, the Ford's gonna have more than twice the travel on average. And almost twice the HP. At least in my dreams, hopefully they come to reality.lucerne2 Brian Wolfin filming - YouTube
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gopro of the Long Travel arms that I built for my truck:
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That's cool stuffing 35s. Here's a pic of mine on 305/70R16s. They clear fine, but the "look" isn't there
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What is your actual wheel and tire combo size? Metric, backspace, etc.
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That's cool stuffing 35s. Here's a pic of mine on 305/70R16s. They clear fine, but the "look" isn't there
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What is your actual wheel and tire combo size? Metric, backspace, etc.

315/75-16 on a 16X8 wheel with 4.5" backspacing which ends up being 0mm offset I believe. I couldn't be happier with the wheel and tire combo so far, it rides way smoother. But still horrible with the 1100 lbs missing, I need to go through and restack that leaf pack for the time being.

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Looks "all business" being stock on 35s with no bed
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