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70 f100/2001 LIGHTNING SWAP

Hey guys im new here so I thought id post up some pics of my f100 creation
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-2001 LIGHTNING 5.4 s/c engine swap
-tremec 3650 5 speed form a 04 Mustang GT
- Bassani Lightning exhaust
-2001 Lightning SVT wheels
-DJM drop kit
-clear headlights with HIDS
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Welcome to FTE.

**NICE** rig!!!! The workmanship appears to be from the top shelf!!

I'm curious to know... what was the toughest challenge with retrofitting the 5.4?
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**NICE** rig!!!! The workmanship appears to be from the top shelf!!

I'm curious to know... what was the toughest challenge with retrofitting the 5.4?
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The wiring was prob the worst because I had to completely make my own harness. In order to ues a Lightning harness you would need a whole doner truck, since things like the mass air meter and IC pump are wired into the body harness and not the engine harness. Also the engine harness plugs into the dash harness and then goes to the ECM...
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Very nice, very clean. How did you adapt the wheels? What axle in the back?
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Wow... Very nice.
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Nice truck.
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The wiring was prob the worst because I had to completely make my own harness. In order to ues a Lightning harness you would need a whole doner truck, since things like the mass air meter and IC pump are wired into the body harness and not the engine harness. Also the engine harness plugs into the dash harness and then goes to the ECM...


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Wow... that's like rewiring a Cessna into an F-14.
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70 Lightning, I can feel your pain as I converted my 67 XL to a 32 valve 4.6 using a 93 CV clip. The wiring really tested my reserve but just like you I soldiered on. I was able to get all of the Ford books which did the trick. Piece of cake , it only took 9 years! It is on the Reader's Roundup page of this month's issue of Modified Mustang and Fords magazine. I am planning to put a new 5.0 crate Coyote in my 68 Ranger. How did you mount the engine and how much did you drop the frame. It has a very good stance. You have a real serious truck . Exellent job!
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Very nice, very clean. How did you adapt the wheels? What axle in the back?
I made billet wheel adapters. The truck has a 9" rear
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70 Lightning, I can feel your pain as I converted my 67 XL to a 32 valve 4.6 using a 93 CV clip. The wiring really tested my reserve but just like you I soldiered on. I was able to get all of the Ford books which did the trick. Piece of cake , it only took 9 years! It is on the Reader's Roundup page of this month's issue of Modified Mustang and Fords magazine. I am planning to put a new 5.0 crate Coyote in my 68 Ranger. How did you mount the engine and how much did you drop the frame. It has a very good stance. You have a real serious truck . Exellent job!
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Yeah, the wiring was the most time consuming part of the swap for sure. but I bought the truck in March of last year and had the swap complete and on the road by the last week in May, so just shy of 3 months.

I built engine mounts on the stock crossmember, and it has a 5" DJM drop.
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Cool, Why did you have to make them? I thought they are already available?
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Cool, Why did you have to make them? I thought they are already available?
They are im sure, I just made them because I have access to a tool room, and I didnt really know excatly how thick I needed them to be to make the wheels fit how I wanted. So it was just easier to make them a little thicker to start and mill them down to my liking, which was different from front to rear.
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