Is this idea a little far-fetched..................... I wanna buy a '97-98 F-150 flareside standard cab with a 5.4 V8, drop it, put a lightning conversion body kit on it, and throw a blower on it. Is this possible/what would i need to do? Would it be easier to just throw a 5.0 or a 351 into it instead of trying to rebuild a newer 5.4 L? i dont have a lot of experience with engine building.
you wanna be Lightning guys kill me, If you want a Lightning buy a Lightning, your going to spend more money and time trying to build a fake a Lightning than its worth, just get the real thing and be done with it.
As soon as I can afford my new F350 diesel dually I will retire my 1996 F 150 4*4. Hope to make a 4*4 lightning replica out of it using parts if possible comparable to the lightning parts of that year.
I was in a gas station in Wildwood Florida several years ago. A guy pulled in with a new looking black Ford Pick up, it was a lightning. He was pulling a mid sized travel trailer. We got to talking and he had just come form Gainsville raceway. (1/4 mile track). He said he was dailed in on a 13.0 Went several rounds and broke out on a run with a camaro. Sounded like fun to me.
No it will not fit. Buy a 73 - 79 shortbed f150 you can squeeze a big block in those trucks. Build it up and beat the hell out of a lightning at the fraction of cost. You wont recoup your money though if you sell it
I have an 01' f-150 extended cab with the lighting body kit, 20" wheels, a ******** hard tonneu cover, billet grille in both upper and lower, a fully carpeted bed. I have a 4.6 in it with a kennebell supercharger. It has about 370 rwhp.