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Old 12-25-2010, 06:25 PM
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hey not lookin to shabby, get her togeather so we can take it out and jump it!
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Highboy leaf springs and jumping is something I don't think I want to do anytime soon...... Sounds like a Kidney buster to me.

b-uno, be sure and give me a shout if you run into and hang-ups on that steering column. I can show you a couple tricks I did on mine.
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ya i wouldnt mind comming out and check your truck out in person if you get some time one evening, be fun anyhow.. daytime im stick at home with the kiddo
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I'm sure we could work something out one evening. I usually spend my days when I'm home up working on the truck when I can and spend the evenings with my family. I'm sure we will get together at some point.
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Pics of the converted steering column as requested.

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I should have paid a little more attention to detail, but it'll work for now.
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I got the carpet from Stock Interiors laid out in the floor board relaxing. I am not 100% happy with the results, but I think I can make it work. Stock interiors did not call me before the order was placed with the MFG as I requested. It is a little short side to side, but it's hard to tell by how much until I actually cut the carpet to fit under the firewall/steering column area. Once you cut it, you can not return it.

I think the color is a good match though.



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awesome progress! very nice winter build
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Thanks BIGT94z.

Between a family friend passing away, home projects and just plain life, I got a few things done on the truck during my two weeks home. Now I'm back at work and can not wait to get back to the truck in two more weeks.

A little progress over the last couple weeks. My carpet showed up from Stock Interiors and as stated in many posts about ACC molded carpet for the 73-79 Ford trucks, it was not quite wide enough from door to door. I think I have that problem resolved, but I will not know for sure until I get back home on February 3rd. The color looks good though and I think I will be happy with the finished product. *** Just a heads-up for anyone ordering ACC carpet from any vendor. When you order it, specify that you want it to be shipped "un-trimmed". It will not have that real nice edge binding, but it will give you extra material to work with. ***
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33 Gallon Bronco tank installed.


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Rear shock mount relocation.
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Did you move the frame cross members to fit the 33 gallon Bronco tank?
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Did you move the frame cross members to fit the 33 gallon Bronco tank?
Yes, I moved the rear crossmember forward a bit. Fabbed the mounts for the top straps and modified the lower straps to work with the Bronco tank since it is a bit shorter front to rear.
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man that looks good! i need to get that dang tank outa my crew cabs CAB.... and into the frame rails.
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Looks good! It's comin along nicely!

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Yes, I moved the rear crossmember forward a bit. Fabbed the mounts for the top straps and modified the lower straps to work with the Bronco tank since it is a bit shorter front to rear.
When you say you moved the crossmember, did you NEED to? I'm interested in putting a bronco tank in my truck and I don't really have the time to fab the cross members
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Looks good! It's comin along nicely!



When you say you moved the crossmember, did you NEED to? I'm interested in putting a bronco tank in my truck and I don't really have the time to fab the cross members
I'm sure it could be done without moving the crossmember, but I did not even try. There will be some fabbing or creative engineering involved either way. Remember you are trying to suspend, support and hold 33 gallons of fuel in place. I am still kicking the idea of reinforcing the lower straps some how and I plan to build a skid-plate to protect tha tank also.

If you are getting a used bronco tank, try and get the skid-plate also. the lower tank mount and the skid-plate are one piece
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hey---AK. you should be close enough to snag parts off that highboy the Top Gear guys left up there! lol
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I'm sure it could be done without moving the crossmember, but I did not even try. There will be some fabbing or creative engineering involved either way. Remember you are trying to suspend, support and hold 33 gallons of fuel in place. I am still kicking the idea of reinforcing the lower straps some how and I plan to build a skid-plate to protect tha tank also.

If you are getting a used bronco tank, try and get the skid-plate also. the lower tank mount and the skid-plate are one piece
So if I was going for the extra capacity in the tank with minimal welding/custom fabbing involved should I go with the 38 gallon from LMC truck? Are you runing into any clearance problems for exhaust or anything? I can understand why the skid plate is necessary fosho
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