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Old 06-10-2013, 04:42 PM
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Long overdue project thread

Okay for those of you who I haven't introduced myself to im Logan.. Just graduated hs in may starting college in the fall on a basketball scholarship but fords especially my truck is my passion/life..

I got this truck in may of 2012 http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...ps261d4249.jpg
she was in amazing shape, motor was strong even at 210,000, no paint issues, no chrome pitting, no rust, but it was just to plain for me, I wanted to be sure it stood out and was MY truck so within a few months I got to pullin stuff off and sanding her down getting ready for paint..so by October she went to this, http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...46172352_o.jpg

this was before I got headlights, taillights, tint, painted the bumper and all that good junk. I since added this stuff

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...00826845_n.jpg rims

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...95871904_o.jpg roll pan and taillights

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...89450220_n.jpg headlights & grille

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...78335488_n.jpg pulled the old motor when it blew at 227,000 couple cylinders wouldn't hold.. so I bought a fox body 5.0 and dropped that in along with a e303 cam and some minor port and polish on the head and intake...

I then had a sudden want to lift it lol so I put a 3in body and new tires on her.. By this point I was done messing with the outside for awhile.. http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...68331295_n.jpg

unfortunately I got in a head on around a blind curve with a navigator and my front end took a lick.. http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...ps62150a26.jpg
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since then I've pulled stuff off and tried to find what was salvageable but before I post a lot more i'll hear yalls input.. and comments, if yall say it looks like trash bevause im just some teenager who painted it flat black idc I love this truck..

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Old 06-10-2013, 06:30 PM
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I will say this: It is hard to follow your posting style.

As for the truck, rebuild it. Fenders look ok from the pictures.
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this is the cross member that goes in the middle and connects from the hood latch to the bottom of the core support.. it was bent pretty good (as shown in previous pics) but I banged it out today with some heat and a hammer, it looks pretty straight to me what do you guys think?
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and this is the stone deflector it has some pretty rough damage on the drivers side, so you tell me if its savable if not im scrapping it..
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im going to see what else I can try to knock out and save, but ive already ordered a new header panel, fan shroud and head light bezels..
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That deflector would find the scrap barrel if it were me, but you might be able to straighten in out. Worst you'll do trying to save it is waste your time if you can't get is back into shape.
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Not the direction I normally go, but it shouldn't matter what I think. It's your truck and as long as you like it, that's all that matters. Have at it!

As far as the accident damage, don't take short cuts. If you think it's a bad idea in the back of your mind, don't do it. Just wait and get the new parts when you can. Like Curt said, though, all you'll lose is time if you try to fix it. Just don't leave bent metal, slather it with bondo, grind it kinda smooth and call it good. (I've seen this more times than I care to remember) That is NOT a good repair.

Keep us posted on what happens from here.
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thanks alan will do! headed to the local pick n pull to hopefully get lucky and find a rust free radiator support lol I know long shot but worth a try, and a ac condenser too.. but ive ordered everything else so im well on my way I think.. Not gonna lie when I wrecked this my heart dropped cause ive put so much work in this truck.. Im more hopeful now that im gonna get her going.. Yall know of anyone partin out one of these trucks in our wonderful state? or even in our chapter?
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There should be PLENTY of them at the pick-n-pull on West bypass in Springfield. There were about 30 of them when I was there last. Super cheap prices too. Also, Roy Scott's up near Rich has a few of them too.
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Check craigslist. I found all the parts I needed, to rebuild the front of my 92, not once but twice.There is a nice one in Reeds Spring, that I got my rear tank and visors for a good price.
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Hay Alan that's our secret, JK.... but it is along way from Poplar Bluff.

FGY35 I had no time to wait for the pic to open, so just hang in there with what ever you have going on.
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sorry for the long delay since my last post. but here is an update. Ive got all new parts except for radiator support, bumper, grille and lower valence. I still got to measure for frame damage (can I do that myself?) The drivers side fender hits the door slightly when opening, so im just gonna bend that back to where it doesn't.. I scored a Cervini's cowl hood for 300$. Im going to be doing all of the labor myself so I will really need your guys input and help throughout the rebuild.. I guess im at a stand still while im waiting to get the new radiator support, but while im waiting im taking a wire brush and getting the underneath of the truck spotless.. she will be sitting outside all winter and as of right now she is absolutely rust free and I want to keep it that way.
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You better coat it with something after all the wire brushing.....

Alan and Chip are the body work experts, I am sure they will chime in as far as the frame stuff.
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I bought a few cans of rust-oleum undercoating in a rattle can.. I want to do the frame, and the infamous wheel wells as they tend to rust bad on these 92-96 trucks..
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You can measure the frame yourself, but it's easier with two people. Take as many diagonal measurements as you can and measure from hard reference points. (ie: control arm bolts, bumper mount holes, etc.) Body mount holes are another good spot. Make sure the diagonal measurements from side to side are the same. If the frame is out of square, the measurements will be different. ...Is this sounding more complicated than I mean it to?

I like paint on frames better than undercoat. It's easier to touch up and make repairs or changes if you need to.
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