The official 97-03 group BS Thread - Page 11387 - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Go Back  Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Community > Off-Topic
The official 97-03 group BS Thread > The official 97-03 group BS Thread
Topic Sponsor
Off-Topic Want to discuss something not related to a Ford F150? Here's the place.

The official 97-03 group BS Thread


 
 
 
Old 03-13-2018, 01:54 PM
  #113861  
Senior Member
 
Cmanjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 14,978
Thanked 140 Times in 133 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Jbrew
Stranger, -what the hell! Heard you married and where trapped somewhere in a mini van. Good to see you made your way back.
Originally Posted by jprevat
What the hell is going on Cman? Is the van at least by the river?
Originally Posted by nfldfordman
who are you, stranger
Hahaha. Got caught up with life and hadn't thought of checking in or it slipped my mind when I did have time to. Just been doing shiz all around the house and applying for jobs and getting signed up for stuff to get more IT certifications.

Apparently finding an entry level IT job around here is more difficult than one would think unless you're laced with gold and have a government security clearance. Lol. Trying to stay away from the shiet jobs as much as possible, might have to cave for a retail job though for the time being. Hasn't been much I've wanted to spend money on lately luckily, so I haven't really needed money although it's always nice to have.

Truck still needs the whole front suspension rebuilt, all the parts are just sitting waiting lmao. When I have a chance to do it the weather doesn't cooperate, and then the weathers nice when I'm doing other things, go figure. It'll get done as soon as it warms up enough here.
Cmanjr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 01:59 PM
  #113862  
Newfies gonna Newf
 
nfldfordman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New Harbour, NFLD
Posts: 58,345
Thanked 940 Times in 888 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Cmanjr View Post
Hahaha. Got caught up with life and hadn't thought of checking in or it slipped my mind when I did have time to. Just been doing shiz all around the house and applying for jobs and getting signed up for stuff to get more IT certifications.

Apparently finding an entry level IT job around here is more difficult than one would think unless you're laced with gold and have a government security clearance. Lol. Trying to stay away from the shiet jobs as much as possible, might have to cave for a retail job though for the time being. Hasn't been much I've wanted to spend money on lately luckily, so I haven't really needed money although it's always nice to have.

Truck still needs the whole front suspension rebuilt, all the parts are just sitting waiting lmao. When I have a chance to do it the weather doesn't cooperate, and then the weathers nice when I'm doing other things, go figure. It'll get done as soon as it warms up enough here.
that's life man. It's an interesting ride.
nfldfordman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 07:09 PM
  #113863  
GO SOX!
 
mandingo32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 1,365
Thanked 68 Times in 67 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Cmanjr View Post
Hahaha. Got caught up with life and hadn't thought of checking in or it slipped my mind when I did have time to. Just been doing shiz all around the house and applying for jobs and getting signed up for stuff to get more IT certifications.

Apparently finding an entry level IT job around here is more difficult than one would think unless you're laced with gold and have a government security clearance. Lol. Trying to stay away from the shiet jobs as much as possible, might have to cave for a retail job though for the time being. Hasn't been much I've wanted to spend money on lately luckily, so I haven't really needed money although it's always nice to have.

Truck still needs the whole front suspension rebuilt, all the parts are just sitting waiting lmao. When I have a chance to do it the weather doesn't cooperate, and then the weathers nice when I'm doing other things, go figure. It'll get done as soon as it warms up enough here.
Check these guys out. They may have an office near you.

https://www.presidio.com/page/455/about-presidio
mandingo32 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 10:21 PM
  #113864  
Iowa Farm Boy
 
B4manek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: North Iowa
Posts: 5,418
Thanked 83 Times in 59 Posts
Default

Couple familiar faces in here...
B4manek is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 10:23 AM
  #113865  
GO SOX!
 
mandingo32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 1,365
Thanked 68 Times in 67 Posts
Default

So my neighbor just lost his '99 to a woman hitting him head on. The impact wasn't powerful enough to do any frame damage. From what I was seeing it wrinkled the hood and obviously destroyed the bumper/valance/grill area. Insurance totaled it due to the fact that the damage repair would cost more than what these trucks are worth these days. It got me thinking though. I'm a pretty alert driver anyways but even more so knowing the repair cost out weighs the truck cost.

I already leave my hitch in for added protection in the rear. This actually helped me out with my '03 when I owned it. I'm torn on putting a bull bar on the front strictly for the protection. The same impact he took would have been minimal if he had one. Hmmm...
mandingo32 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 05:01 PM
  #113866  
Resident Forester
iTrader: (1)
 
jprevat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 11,959
Thanked 599 Times in 579 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by mandingo32 View Post
So my neighbor just lost his '99 to a woman hitting him head on. The impact wasn't powerful enough to do any frame damage. From what I was seeing it wrinkled the hood and obviously destroyed the bumper/valance/grill area. Insurance totaled it due to the fact that the damage repair would cost more than what these trucks are worth these days. It got me thinking though. I'm a pretty alert driver anyways but even more so knowing the repair cost out weighs the truck cost.

I already leave my hitch in for added protection in the rear. This actually helped me out with my '03 when I owned it. I'm torn on putting a bull bar on the front strictly for the protection. The same impact he took would have been minimal if he had one. Hmmm...
be careful what you go with. Some of them come with little brackets that won't save anything.
jprevat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 05:13 PM
  #113867  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: XX
Posts: 14,389
Thanked 1,023 Times in 955 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by mandingo32 View Post
I already leave my hitch in for added protection in the rear. This actually helped me out with my '03 when I owned it. .
You better wear shin guards...I have scars that are painful to look at. Anyway, you'll know when you walk into one...and you thought you couldn't dance lol.
Jbrew is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 05:38 PM
  #113868  
GO SOX!
 
mandingo32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 1,365
Thanked 68 Times in 67 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Jbrew View Post
You better wear shin guards...I have scars that are painful to look at. Anyway, you'll know when you walk into one...and you thought you couldn't dance lol.
Oh, I know all too well. It's covered by tattoos now, but I have a nice scar on my right shin from one. I was running when I hit it. I literally thought I was going to die.

Originally Posted by jprevat View Post
be careful what you go with. Some of them come with little brackets that won't save anything.
Yeah, I've noticed the difference in some of the manufacturers. I'm willing to pay the money to help save a potential costly repair.
mandingo32 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 06:01 PM
  #113869  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: XX
Posts: 14,389
Thanked 1,023 Times in 955 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by mandingo32 View Post
Oh, I know all too well. It's covered by tattoos now, but I have a nice scar on my right shin from one. I was running when I hit it. I literally thought I was going to die.
Been there. Well, never running though, that may of occurred after lol. Yup, it's a meat collector for sure. Can save you ride though.

Last edited by Jbrew; 03-21-2018 at 06:03 PM.
Jbrew is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2018, 08:02 AM
  #113870  
Senior Member
 
ZebraFord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 2,199
Thanked 45 Times in 41 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by mandingo32
So my neighbor just lost his '99 to a woman hitting him head on. The impact wasn't powerful enough to do any frame damage. From what I was seeing it wrinkled the hood and obviously destroyed the bumper/valance/grill area. Insurance totaled it due to the fact that the damage repair would cost more than what these trucks are worth these days. It got me thinking though. I'm a pretty alert driver anyways but even more so knowing the repair cost out weighs the truck cost.

I already leave my hitch in for added protection in the rear. This actually helped me out with my '03 when I owned it. I'm torn on putting a bull bar on the front strictly for the protection. The same impact he took would have been minimal if he had one. Hmmm...
My thoughts on this. If the bull bar is sturdy and it is connected directly to the frame, you can imagine what might happen. The frame rails would be taking a direct hit. The factory bumper, valance, grill, etc will crumple up and absorb an impact giving you hope for an undamaged frame. Just my 2 cents, I might be completely wrong. We've all seen what happens when the trucks are rear ended with the tow package, frame bends at the same spot every time. My hitch has saved me before by claiming some plastic bumpers though
ZebraFord is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: