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Old 01-03-2019, 12:38 PM
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2018 - Done
- Saginaw Pump Conversion
- New Steering Gear Box
- Radiator / Coolant Flushed
- Switched to Synthetic Oil
- Updated Vacuum Reservoir (plastic)
- New Front Calipers, Rotors, Pads
- New Front Wheel Bearings and Races
- MSD Distributor, MSD Wires, MSD Coil
- Chrome wheel well trim from salvage yard
- Dash pad (excellent condtion)
- Tachometer
- Dash Trim pieces (gray)
- Fixed tailgate alignment (looks normal when closed now)
- New General Grabber AT2 tires
- New American Racing Baja Wheels
- Hooker Headers
- New Flowmaster Exhaust

2019
- Replace all the vacuum lines with silicone lines.
- New Poly Bushings all around. Rubber body mounts.
- Rear Disk Conversion Kit
- 4.11 ring and pinion ? not sure if I'm going to do this yet.
- GT40P Heads
- 130 Amp Alternator
- Tony Rojo Projector Headlights
- New Headlight trim
- Diesel Bumper swap
- Add Flood lights to diesel bumper
- Center console from a newer truck.
- Auto Dimming rear view mirror.
- Find a decent factory radio at the salvage yard and add bluetooth to it.
- EATC from a Crown Vic
- Some kind of tailgate assist
- Linex bed liner? not sure if I'm going to do this yet.
- New carpet
Did you go with a red top steering box?
What do you think about the Saginaw?
I was big on the poly bushings until I found out that no matter what I did it never failed that I got a bunch of squeaks.
The way I see it, the rubber bushings lasted how long.
At this point, I have no problem with replacing with the rubber.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:48 PM
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Did you go with a red top steering box?
I did an aftermarket steering gear box from O'Reilly. Working great.

What do you think about the Saginaw?
The Saginaw conversion is great. I described it a bit in this thread https://www.f150forum.com/showpost.p...5&postcount=20

I was big on the poly bushings until I found out that no matter what I did it never failed that I got a bunch of squeaks.
The way I see it, the rubber bushings lasted how long.
At this point, I have no problem with replacing with the rubber.
I've already bought the polyurethane kit from Prothane. I'm committed at this point. Anything will be better than what I have now.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:08 PM
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I've already bought the polyurethane kit from Prothane. I'm committed at this point. Anything will be better than what I have now.
If I could make a suggestion. They have a special grease that they sell that your supposed to apply to the bushings before installation.
Order some up before your project.

Some are swearing that this is the fix for the squeeking. Some say it worked for a while before the squeaks started.

Whatever you do, I promise if you install them with nothing (Dry) like I did you WILL get squeeking. Especially from springs and shackles.
Its Mich easier to do it now than having to take it back apart.

If your anything like me and you've put all that time into it, its a real bummer to have it sound like a warn out truck when everything is brand new.

Mines actually loud enough to be embarrassing even on the slightest bump.

Good luck.
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better get that big block in there to cover up that suspension squeek noise...
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:46 PM
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MPP8405 Yes Sir! Now, if I could get the wife to understand things that way

I remember when I first got it she said I looked like the neighborhood pedifile. She wouldn't be caught dead in it.
After all the work I've done to it, she put a few miles on it from August to the time it went up for the winter. If I can get her excited about it, the engine will happen sooner than later but if not, it's gonna be a while acquiring parts here and there.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:21 AM
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LOL. what a thing for your wife to say, Mine only complains on the money I spend on mine, I don't discuss dollar values either just like my tools I buy for work. I guess most women don't understand the want to build a truck when you can get a nice shiny new one and put gas in it and go. The way I look at it even though i spend money on my truck it's less than a new truck with 500+ dollar a month payments plus insurance etc. yes I will spend money on this older truck but If i get stuck money wise i can just let it ride can't do that with a new car/truck on payments.

Or my mother was asking I have a load of stone at a garden center I need you to bring to the cottage, I said my truck is lowered it can't carry that, she replied why did you buy a truck that's low to the ground . You put so much time in it and you can't do simple things like haul bags of stone (she ordered a skid I called the garden center its 1,400LBS), I almost lost it... Anyways....
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Almost done with one of my projects for 2019






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1st and foremost i need to get it road ready and registered, just got my permit in october so I'm hoping to get all the loose ends tied up before i get my licence. That means a new fuel level sensor and an alignment. My other plans include some cosmetic improvements and larger tires/new rims. I'm also thinking of adding a few more speakers and maybe a subwoofer.
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A nice stereo system in a single cab truck is a beautiful thing!!
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So any special plans for your trucks this year?
Get it on the road
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