Figured I would go ahead and make a build thread too.
My truck is a red 97 4.2l f150 XL. My mom bought it for $1000 for my sister when I was younger but said she didn't like it and wanted a car. So I bought it from my mom and it's been mine since I was about 12 or 13. Me being to young for my license at the time I only drove it around from farm to farm, but other then that I didn't drive it. So my mom figured she could let my sister use it when she wanted. Even though I didn't want her to my mom let my sister drive my truck when she needed it (winter and such). And she ended up driving it through a barbed wire fence along our driveway. that's how it got all those horrendous scratches down the drivers side.
This is what it looked like
Haven't done anything major with it yet but this is what I have done so far
Painted the most visible parts of the frame. I can't stand looking at the rusty looking frame.
For now I have only been using spray paint.
I also got a 18" glass pack put on but I wanted it louder so I ended up cutting it off and running no muffler.
Swapped my seats out I had the one bench seat and I wanted the split bench.
I heard about the Zip tie mod on a thread on this forum so I went out to look and see if my cable was stretched and it was
I regained so much more hp after this mod