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Tha_Stepside
03-17-2008, 12:54 PM
Hey y'all im finally getting some decent progress on my 78' F150 Stepside 4X4 and in a few weeks it will be painted and hopefully will be ready for a May Long unveiling as many many people are looking forward to seeing the result of over 2 years of work.

-Was stripped down to just the cab on frame, grinded and cleaned, painted with POR15 chassis paint (awesome stuff, totally recommend it)
-Cab corners replaced as well as drivers side rear sill, doors got new door skins, bottom of cab was grinded down and smeared with an ashphalt-based undercoating, then sprayed with regular undercoating, cab floor was smeared with ashphalt undercoating, so going to have quiet drive with my 35's
-BDS 4" lift with shackle flip in the rear (all was sandblasted and painted with POR15) plus poly bushings
-Dual front shocks (not sure if I want to install yet, will see how it rides with single shocks for now)
-Diffs grinded and painted, taken apart with new seals and gaskets, bearings, ball joints (greasable), and U-joints, and WARN premium hubs. Hopefully will be seeing 4.11 gears soon.
-300-I6 rebuilt with 0.010" shaved deck, 0.040 shaved head thats been ported and polished, Crane cams 260 deg 0.465" lift cam.
-NP435 4-spd tranny and NP205 T-case.
-SS Braided lift brake lines, and new brakes/lines all the way around
-BRAND NEW stepside box and fenders from LMC and 3/16" steel bedfloor instead of wood.

The last day it was driven
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/Myford.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/BigGreen.jpg

The tear down and rebuild
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/0614071803.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1012071236.jpg
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http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1012071235.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1013071613.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1014071625.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1014071626-1.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1014071625.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1013071612.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1013071758.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1014071257.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1014071356.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1014071450.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1013071804.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1014071622.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1012072033.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1012072033.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1014071407.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1020071257.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/1224071148.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/0312081609.jpg
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http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/0312081610c.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/0312081610d.jpg

And as it sits right now
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/0313081736.jpg

It should be painted in the next two weeks, and Im hoping it will be ready for may long.

Dirty Girls
03-17-2008, 01:00 PM
Wow that looks great!!!! Cant wait to see it finished!!

bobbyboucher69
03-17-2008, 03:52 PM
Looks good, Ive always liked those trucks. Looks like it was a fairly solid platform to start with. so keep the old school fords lookin good[cheers]

HEAVY METAL
03-17-2008, 03:55 PM
right on man.. keepin the old iron on the road.. gotta like it...

hornythrony
03-17-2008, 05:16 PM
right on man.. keepin the old iron on the road.. gotta like it...

yeah man nice to see someone fixing a nice truck like that good work man

bigyellowbronco
03-17-2008, 11:24 PM
every day I drive past that truck and everytime I wanted to stop and see if you wanted to sell aha...nice work kep us updated and also how much did you pic that box up for?

Tha_Stepside
03-18-2008, 09:09 AM
all in all the box without the steel bed was about $1300 with all new fenders, bedsides, and front. The crossmembers are a 1X2" square tubing, cost me $20 for the tubing (instead of $50 for each crossmember from LMC) and $200 to buy the sheet of steel and have a welder friend weld it in. He also welded up the box sodes instead of bolting them together, so its extra sturdy. Now im going to be welding in some tiedowns on the front of the bed for stratting up dirtbikes.

Tha_Stepside
03-18-2008, 09:10 AM
Believe it or not, my dad is always getting people coming up and asking him if its for sale. I live in Kamloops and work on it at his place.

bakelite
03-18-2008, 09:52 AM
Nice work man, looks great. [36] [cheers]

radman
03-18-2008, 11:24 AM
late 70"s fords are the best. looks like itll be sweet when its finnished

northernman
03-18-2008, 12:03 PM
[36] Very cool show the finished product for sure man.[cheers]

Trooper
03-18-2008, 06:30 PM
Believe it or not, my dad is always getting people coming up and asking him if its for sale. I live in Kamloops and work on it at his place.
Put a kill switch on it man, Hate to see some one take it after your done. Seen it happen way way to many times.

Tha_Stepside
03-19-2008, 10:19 AM
I have a very very good alarm system that im going to be putting in, as well as a fuel cut-off swith hidden in the cab and a battery cut-off switch hidden as well. Ive put waay to many hours of time and effort just to let some prick take my shit. Happens waay too often agreed!!

nightcrawler
03-19-2008, 10:43 AM
lookin good man lookin forward to see it may long

KINGCRUISER
03-19-2008, 12:03 PM
Looks good get er done. I think it needs boggers though.

Tha_Stepside
03-19-2008, 12:12 PM
trust me, boggers have crossed my mind. but its going to see more pavement than trail for the first few year (i know its stupid, but a lot of work has been put into it and i dont really want to smash it up in the bush just yet). I think after those mud kings die, im going to be putting 15X10 Mickey Thompson Classic Locks, and 35/12.50 MTZ's

78bronco
03-25-2008, 06:10 PM
nice work on that truck!!!

dirka dave
03-25-2008, 06:14 PM
Lookin good.....
[cheers]

Taxidermy
04-15-2008, 11:33 PM
look good

C.W.
04-15-2008, 11:41 PM
Looks good. I always liked that body style. :cool:

ray
04-16-2008, 10:07 AM
nice build keep it up lets see some more work

Tha_Stepside
04-16-2008, 09:13 PM
you will see some more work soon, the funds have run out this month, and overtime is needed to gain more momentum. I just picked up a 79'F250 Campers Special with D60's front and rear with factory a/c. I plan on running that for a while while my project continues, needed a truck this summer and that came up at just the right time.

bigblu
04-21-2008, 09:31 PM
c'mon sell the f250 and put the cash into finishin the stepside! you know you want too.....

or you could get rid of that ricer you got yerself ;)

let's do some more work on 'er and then you can give me a hand with my rig!

peace bro

Tha_Stepside
04-23-2008, 05:44 AM
mikey dude, i aint sellin the F250 just yet, its got all the goodies that i want for the stepside, and i want to go dirtbiking lol. Where were you this weekend bro i tried to track you down but you didnt call back.