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Then I removed the tank and cleaned and painted the rear half of the frame with POR15. I also removed the 9" and springs.
I had the springs sandblasted and I painted them. I cleaned the rear end, replaced the bearings in the axles and bought a new 3.73 Traction Lock from Bronco Connection, replacing the 3.00 open that was in the truck.
I also installed Energy Suspension Bushings, a set of lowering shackles, and KYB Shocks. New brake lines, and rebuilt the rear brakes.
I sure hope your wife is proud of what you are doing there. Admirable taking your father inlaws old picup and restoring it. Great work.
1965 F100 4x4 for fun. Name Gentelman Jim
1963 F250 4x4 for restore. Name Beast
1998 F150 4x4 for daily use. Name Birthday Boy
2001 Ford 4x4 Explorer Sport Trac (nice but sucks on MPG its underpowered)
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