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Old 03-11-2014, 12:39 PM
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That looks great, congratulations! So what's next?
Next??? College saving for the kids (3 of them ages 5 , 1, and one on the way).

This project will be the last for awhile as I am running out of places to keep them. I've got 6 now with addition of the Ford pickup so I need to hold-off. So for now I will satify my fix with other people's projects.

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Gor the door art done. It came out awesome. Liza is a pro!
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I can't beleive she painted that from scratch...that is so far out of my wheel-house...Glad there are people out there with these kinds of skills.
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Nicely done and great theme. What electric windows and connectors did you use? and the locks?

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Great job, one of the best F1's out there if not the best.

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dam nice work!
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It's been awhile since I've posted. I've been driving the little truck a bunch and had to make a few adjustments.

First TCI's suspension for these pickup's SUCKS! wore out in a little over a year with something like 400 miles on the truck. You get what you pay for...they are crap.

So I needed to do something and decided that since I liked the low look but not the ride on these light short base trucks I installed an Air-Ride system. What a difference...its like driving a Cadillac now. Just awesome and the added benefit is it sits low when its parked and I'll never worry about a speed bump. Pretty sweet.

Since I had it in the shop I also changed the engine dress-up a bit to go more old school with it. Enjoy!




















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Very nice! I have considered air ride but always chicken out, too worried about something breaking and being stuck with the truck aired out.
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Holy Moly!


What a truck!!!!


absolutely beautiful!
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Fantastic! That sure is a beauty.
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Excellent build, and you executed your theme perfectly!
That's too bad about the TCI suspension, but your remedy fixes that permanently.
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Very nice build. Like the style of your truck!
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Very nice! I have considered air ride but always chicken out, too worried about something breaking and being stuck with the truck aired out.
Thanks, as for the system breaking, the shop doing the restoration on my truck installs alot of those air-ride systems and said they have gotten better over time and now do not have any long term issues with any of their clients. Just food for thought.
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