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truck crazy man
January 25, 2014
These are pictures of my 1996 Ford F150. It's a work in progress!
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this is the two heater hoses. not sure if they need to be switched around or if they are connected correctly.
this is where i cut the hose and added the bypass line. i read somewhere that this small bypass hose has something to do with keeping this trans fluid warm in the winter. not sure if this is exactly true.
here,s something for you ford owners who own older fords. not sure if anyone has come across this problem yet. but i had trouble with the original windshield washer motor. come to discover that the motor is completely submersed in washer fluid. this in my mind is a poor design. so i got another washer bottle with the motor outside the bottle and haven,t had a problem since. something to think about.
here i have a pic of that small bypass hose that comes from the rad to the heater hose. this was disconnected and i could,nt find any info on which hose it reconnects to. so i took a gamble but still not sure if its right.
this gives u a more detailed look of what the sludge looks like. i have never seen sludge look this color before. so not sure what this means.
this is a no brainer i got to replace this fender. although it could be also be repaired if there is,nt any more rust any place else. but i think i am just going to go ahead and change it out.
this is the best example of my cylinder head i could find. as you can clearly see that this head matches with the pic of the first block, which i don't have. by looking at these pics, i think i solved the problem with the gaskets not matching with both parts. so this head and the second block is a very close example of what i have, if not exactly.
this is pic i took to show the amount of sludge that is built up in my engine. not sure if u can see it very well but its a white milky sludge. not sure if there is much hope for this engine.
As for this block i got from a different site, is from a 87 or older engine block. this confirms that the engine in my truck isn't origanal, for my truck is a 95. here you will notice that the ports doesn't go all around the engine block, thus not matching with the cylinder head, which you will see in the next pic.
this is another view of my 4.9 inline 6 ford engine. as u can see it needs a lot of tlc. but before i do so i have to determine if the engine is worth repairing or if have to replace it.
this is a pic of the front of my truck. as u can see it is winter where i live here in canada. thinking about making some changes to the look of the front once i start restoring.
here you will find some examples of what i'm facing with my truck. this is a pic i got from a site i looked up, this block i'm not sure the year of, but it's totaly different from my engine. you will notice that the ports go all the way around the engine block
here is where i tried to make a start on the restoration. but it was too late in the fall before i got to finish it. so i used some primer just try and save the fender.
this is one of the pics showing what needs to be done. as u can see there is a bit of rust on the cab corners. i may have to replace these.
here is where it gets more serious. this was due to someone side swiping my truck. i tried to repair it but not sure if i am going to keep this side panel. i want to eliminate as must damage and rust as i can without costing me a small fortune.
this is just a side view of the drivers side. not much to tell there.
this is another part of the work in progress. i had to find another tailgate because the original one was rusted be on repair. i have a feeling that i may be doing a lot of this.
another thing i have to replace. but i was thinking about a custom one. it may look better than the original.
this is a pic i took with the engine running. just to see what it would look like with the original lights. but i have seen these type of trucks with custom ones and they look pretty awesome. something to think about.
here is the inside of the rocker panel and cab corner. both of which needs replacing. seems like these types of trucks all have the same problem.
here i have had to change out the steering column. had to do some modifications to get it to fit. haven,t gotten it all back together yet. i may leave it for now in case i may have to do some repairs inside.
this is the original bench seat that i am thinking of replacing with some other type. not sure what yet.
i took this pic to show how miles are on my truck. as u can see not all that many.
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