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Old 06-04-2018, 07:22 PM
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Now that the weather is nicer. I gave him a good vacuum and washed the dog nose prints off the inside of the windows. I even drove him the mile to work and back.
 
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More Parts!!

Went back to the guy parting out his F350 and snaged the rear bench to replace my duct taped bench. Also scored a TAILGATE!! Been searching for months!



It's as luxurious as it looks.




Need some hardware to get it fully mounted but man does it look good with a tailgate!




Bench is in great condition. Will clean up really nice. Always wanted a blue/tan interior...
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:29 PM
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I cleaned out the back seat of my SuperCab. I guess I had a little more junk back there than I realized...



Not shown are the two pair of tire chains. I'll probably be okay without those until winter. Also not shown are the approximately 600 ice cream sticks I dug out, thanks to the kids and our many camping trips. The worst part is they've been out of the house for several years now...
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:41 PM
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Good memories!
 
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:53 PM
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Over the weekend, drove my truck, "Joe" 70 miles south for a Country Music Jam. He never gave me a lick of trouble.
But he never does. Just a good ride.
 
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Swapped out my bricknose for a bullnose on the 87 f250.....still working on it. So does this mean I can post in the 80-86 and 87-91 threads?!?
 
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Originally Posted by Eggs2bacon View Post
So does this mean I can post in the 80-86 and 87-91 threads?!?
Sure.

The way I figure it, your biggest issues are gonna be electrical.
 
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Ol'blues backside



After purchase. Mud trap backside


Blood, sweat and beers


Starting to take some shape.
 
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Well lately I've been noticing it's been hard to restart hot sometimes, the starter keeps getting drug down like overly advanced timing. Took the distributor cap off today and noticed that the pickup sensor and wheel were touching. Where the pickup rotates on the collar/shaft it had be come worn. I haven't greased it in a few years and it all eventually melted out. I see they both have been rubbing for a while, and if the pickup and wheel lined up and stuck together magnetically when shut off it would hold the mechanical advance in an advanced position. Explains my troubles. I cleaned and greased everything and the grease in there took up the slop and I have a gap again. Gas mileage has also been around 9-9.5 instead of the usual 10.7 or so, wonder if that's why... The distributor was a reman the PO put in it shortly before I bought it. Guess it's got about 14,000 miles on it and already halfway junk. Are there any better built aftermarket distributors that can be used with the Duraspark II setup? I don't want to buy a crappy reman like I have already.
 
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I swapped out my truck's original carb for a remanufactured unit. I wish I had done this a long time ago. I've had an off-idle bog that I never could get rid of. It's like night and day with this reman.

The plan is to send out the original carb to a specialist for a full rebuild. A coworker recommended him. He fully rebuilds each carb one at a time, not on an assembly line like most places. I've "rebuilt" it twice myself, but that's really just a good cleaning and new gaskets.

I lucked out and found this reman sold by AutoZone on eBay. It was considerably cheaper than in the store. Best of all, no core charge! I plan to hang on to the original, so no core charge is a HUGE plus.

Details of a little trick i learned here, for better access to the idle mixture screws:

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...re-screws.html
 
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:09 PM
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Dump run and carwash with 9 year old grandson this morning. The 80% that actually got washed looked very nice. I can always head back later after he goes home:





 
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:18 AM
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Very thoughtful of you not to point out the missed areas. He will do better as he grows. The making of great memories!
 
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:32 PM
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still buying parts and doing research. Nearly there to having a new powerplant under the hood of my truck. Next step after that is to find out how much Xtreme will charge to do some body work and paint. They did a customers truck for like $8,500 which included replacing front doors, fenders, hood, welding in new whole floor pan, cutting out whole bed floor and welding in new bed floor.

All I need is passenger side cab corner welded in, a hole in the windshield pillar by the driver door weather striping welded in and pull the back sliding window out to replace the weather striping. Figure $2,500 should be a fair price for that kind of work with a two tone paint on a short bed flare side truck.
 
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Does that $8,500 include paint or primer?
 
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jackietreehorn View Post
Does that $8,500 include paint or primer?
Yep the $8,500 included primer and paint on his truck. Plus his is a long wheel base work truck where as mine is a short wheelbase flareside. That's why I am figuring for the little metal work mine needs it should be more for just the paint which should be around $3,000 or less. But I do want them to do the two tone and if they cant get the oem pinstriping then I will pay them to mask and paint the pinstriping on like oem.
 

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