Ford U! A 1993 F-150 XL Student Build

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When you’re working toward your Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, what better way to put your skills to the test than to take on a project? That’s exactly what FTE member 44vulcan has done, and so far his build seems to be coming along wonderfully. He had decided to use a 1993 Ford F-150 XL as the base for his endeavors, which, as one might expect, has turned out to be a great starting point.

44vulcan’s purpose for this build is to have an old truck sporting a big block that can pump out some serious horsepower and lay down some serious torque while still being a nimble and lightweight. He also hopes to keep as many “accessories” on the ride as possible, meaning that he hopes to have comfortable seats, air conditioning, a nice stereo system, cruise control, and etc. If all goes as planned, 44vulcan will be able to use his ride to “roast tires, beat local ricers,” and use it to work and haul.

Over the last few months, he has done an almost complete front-end build, added new ball joints all the way around, replaced the tires, put in a new crankshaft and bearings, changes out the radius arm bushings, put in some new headlights, repainted he front grille and bumper, and much more.

This build is coming along quickly, and it’s definitely worth following! Go check out 44vulcan’s build thread and show your support!

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