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Old 04-05-2009, 04:32 PM
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Noblesville Project

Hey all,

Thought I would check in with the Indiana group as well, before winter I worked on taking my garage from a simple parking place to a functional shop and now I have added a project!

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1977 F150 XLT Ranger 460, C6 9"
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This is going to be my weekend street machine and occasional tow rig for my Jeep I like to take to the Badlands in Attica, IN. Looking forward to getting it back to its original glory and freeing up some extra horsepower in the process!

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I need to find a nice set of wheels and new tires all around, the rear tire was down to the steel belting when I bought the truck. Hoping for some 8-10" wide rear tires and a more standard width in the front, planning on keeping them all within the wheel wells so it keeps a sleeper attitude.

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Crate motor with 500 miles! Planning on a Cam, pre-72 timing set, some better heads, a new intake, and headers!
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:08 PM
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Nice looking project you got there I like it...


Edit: And welcome to the FTE!!
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:07 PM
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Welcome to FTE! That thing will be sweet once you get it all cleaned up!
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:33 PM
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that looks like an awesome project truck. As far as tires i recommend BFG M/T km. 265/75R16 is the size i have.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:49 PM
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Thanks all for the warm welcome - I am currently struggling with the tire choice actually. I want the truck to have a "street" feel it it and be able to put the power to the ground, but I also need it to function as a truck and be able to handle towing a car hauler with my Jeep on it.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:17 PM
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Welcome to FTE!
My dad had a '77 F150 at one time, my younger brother took his drivers test in it. My son has a '77 F250 now that is a rolling project truck.
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for that need for tires go with BFG A/T. just don't get mastercrap anything. Especially the CT, they are aweful.
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Looks like it will make a nice truck..I lived in Noblestucky (n harbor) many years ago..Welcome to FTE....Lew
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Talking

Nice truck. Bet it'll look great after you get it all fixed up!!

Wait a second...hahaha. You ain't too far from me.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:05 PM
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Got a set of Nomad II Cragar 15x8's on the truck with a set of 255/70/15 tires. I like the look it gives the truck. Considering it had 3 different sized tires on it that were all garbage and Dodge wheels when I got it making a huge improvement wasn't too difficult.

I also pulled it out today and washed it down. The body isn't the best, but I kind of like it looking a little rough with the nice wheels. The outside will likely stay this way for the next year, the interior will be good as new by July!

EDIT: I also just got a set of OEM 1973 grill inserts that are going back on once I get the area behind painted satin black.

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Nice the wheels and tires just give it a whole new look...Truck is going to look real good when you get it all finished.
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Coming together real good
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it already looks better than any chebby or dudge i've iever seen. Good work.
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