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radman
07-15-2011, 05:40 PM
i started with a rusted out $500 beater that was sitting in a back yard for several years i had to jam a pice of wood between the cab and box to close the door.
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/powerstroke96/PIC_0005-1.jpg
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/powerstroke96/PIC_0013-1.jpg
while i was changing the cab i decided to do a 3"body lift and some 33" bfg'shttp://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/powerstroke96/PIC_0012.jpg
then i went on my first excursion and noticed it was a chore to keep it on the road and i couldnt get it past 4th gear. so out came the busted ass springs and 3.08 gears
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/powerstroke96/PIC_0048.jpg
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/powerstroke96/PIC_0045.jpg
the front looked real sacked out after i got the rear springs together so in with 2" coils and new shockshttp://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/powerstroke96/PIC_0356.jpg that lasted a fiew years, then i stumbled across a 6" suspension lift a good box some 3.73 gears and a mini spool for the rearhttp://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/powerstroke96/PIC_0743-1.jpghttp://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/powerstroke96/PIC_0754.jpg then the 33's looked too small. so bakelite set me up with some 36" irocks. but then my rims where too narrow. i have just finnished sandblasting and painting some 15x10" rims. and i decided the fenders and rad support need to go, but i got a little carried away. the old 4.9 is getting a little long in the tooth at 349,000 orignal km and i figured theres no better time than when the rad support is out of the way.http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/powerstroke96/PIC_0819.jpghttp://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/powerstroke96/PIC_0825.jpg rev and shadow want to go for a ride, and are trying to rush me..

fullsizebronco
07-15-2011, 06:01 PM
lots of progress!!!

youngun
07-15-2011, 06:49 PM
I don't even want to look at the progression of my stuff, see all the money i wasted on parts i thought would be good enought but wernt and had to be replaced.

Looks like she has come a long way tho

4skin
07-15-2011, 09:30 PM
im with young gun on this
i dont wana know lol my old 70 f250 started out as a crew cab i bought for 300 bucks 15 years later after several builds it was a 3/4 ton shortbox
on q 78 swampers with a perpetualy blown front diff
and you all saw the progresion of my 4 runner
only to become a 186 dollar load of sgraplol
as for the willys i already dont wana think about what ive spent[27]

regulate34
07-15-2011, 10:28 PM
i am in to 4800 on this truck.
including the purchase and the gears that are on order
so its not too bad

4skin
07-15-2011, 10:35 PM
im into the willys for more than that just in coilovers and the link kitslol

bakelite
07-16-2011, 11:19 PM
Looking good Chad [cheers]

mus-Tard
07-17-2011, 12:19 PM
about all that is left from the truck that l bought is the cab and windows - the rear one that metal mulisha broke, stearing collum, head liner, and cd player.
hood and fenders are still the same.
frame, springs, t case and rer drive shaft are all else that are from that first truck.

everything else such as
axles, tranny, engine, gas tanks, box (x2), bumpers, lights, brake lines, master cyl for both clutch and brakes, rad, body has been off the frame at one pont too....

4skin
07-17-2011, 02:53 PM
about all that is left from the truck that l bought is the cab and windows - the rear one that metal mulisha broke, stearing collum, head liner, and cd player.
hood and fenders are still the same.
frame, springs, t case and rer drive shaft are all else that are from that first truck.

everything else such as
axles, tranny, engine, gas tanks, box (x2), bumpers, lights, brake lines, master cyl for both clutch and brakes, rad, body has been off the frame at one pont too....
and its still a pos ford:D

Trailjunkie
07-17-2011, 05:21 PM
where to begin

Happypants
07-22-2011, 08:37 PM
My new jeep, after the psc stuff arrives I'll be into my jeep for 1850 bucks :D, my last jeep...that's another story... Bought it for 200 bux off a guy on bc4x4 and it had 3 huge holes in the rad, 3 different builds and 2 different lifts I was just over $12,000 in the hole, only to scrap the fucking thing and start over...

radman
07-28-2011, 11:00 AM
i have been lucky, almost all my parts have come from other trucks i bought or found, free. if i where going to put a $ value on the parts i would have to say im in the 3-5000 range. and that is mostly due to buying the cheep crap from lordco, and having to rebuy and reinstall higher quality stuff cause it failed within a year.