Ok, i have an 89 F-150, i like it a lot(just got it) but i would LOVE to have a lightning, being 16 however means that can't afford one. what i was thinkin was puttin a 92-96 front clip on my truck(i just like the thinner hood line) with lightning wheels and bumpers(no lightning stickers) my truck is a 302 and i plan on putting in a roller 302 out of a mustang, cam, headers, edlbrock intake, GT40 heads(maybe 9.5:1 compression)and the Mass Air Flow conversion, my question is would that make my truck too much like a rice rocket? i want it to look like a lightning not try to make people think it is. Also my truck has a Tach but no redline(it has white marks all the way to 6000) how high will it rev(when it ws new anyways) before it blows up? surely it can't be 6000rpm. Thanks in advace Justin
The front clip swap would be nice (I'd like to do it myself sometime)... but that just makes it look like a newer truck, not a 'rice rocket'. And, IIRC, Lightnings had (and still have) a stepside bed. If yours is a styleside, there would be no way of confusing it with a Lightning. Remember, the only thing that will make it look like rice is a 6" coffee-can exhaust tip!
If you ask me, I think it would be much easier to swallow your you know whats and plug it out with what you have, and save up for the lightning. I'm 17, and I know what its like to have a short budget, but you have to look at it this way, you dont have much of any expenses, and if you keep them down, working a part time job, you can afford it soon. I started working a little at 15, and started working a big at 16. I do not spend much money on anything else but my truck. I have a 95' F-150 Eddie Bauer that i got for 8500 bucks and it is in really good shape. You'd be suprised how the 150-200 dollar paychecks add up each week. good luck!
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mustang, i started working when i was 15 also(hauling hay over the summer) but the car i had before my truck(an 81 Datsun 280zx) blew up, so i had to buy another motor for it, and then i worked at a car dealership last summer making about 300 a week take home. but i can't have a part time job untill football is over. and now i have to sell my old car to pay fo my truck, but i ws thinking about "liftig" it, my brother in law has a 91 f-150 that he puta 6" lift on, so he has a good set of 32x12.5x15's with american racing wheels, i was goin to see if they will fit under my truck, but it makes more sense to do that cause i got thetruck so i could go muddin and "stump jumpin" in it.
cbremer, i have never seen an older body style lightning with a flareside before. where are you from? were they an option?. the only ones i have seen are short stylesides, i know the new ones are all flaresides. i think an older flare lightning would be awesome, has any one else seen one?
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