This will be somewhat of an abbreviated build thread. If anyone has questions feel free to hollar. This is the truck after “defarming” her. No more step bumper. No more receiver hitch. Big truck mirrors gone. Windows tinted. The grille was pretty beat up and the '67 grille is my preference so in went a '67 grille.
Well we all know it was sitting just way too high. Need to do something about that. I think I will start with a thorough inspection of the front suspension.
Yep just as I thought. The I Beam suspension was the culprit. We need to do something about that. Well while we are at it why not upgrade to 12" rotors, dual piston calipers, rack & pinion steering & a Police Interceptor handling pkg? Sounds good to me. Let's use a 2005 Panther IFS.
Sure hope this works out. If not I have no idea how I am going to put the I Beam suspension back in! Good news, it worked! Well sort of. Have the wheels back on but no brakes, steering or motor mounts. Still sits too high but better.
Ok time to get serious. We need to fab up a steering shaft.
Rear mounts for the lower control ams.
After getting the brake lines run, motor mounts fabbed in and the PS lines in I took it to a friend of mine who had an all stock 1968 2WD F100 just to get an idea. By the way stops great, corners flat & the 2.25/2.5 lock to lock of the rack is awesome!
I guess it's not too bad. I'm bored! What next? How about we do some fender scoops? Sounds like a plan to me! Let's take one of the old fenders and get our layout.
Looks good to me. On to the fenders!
Not bad. Hit em quick with grinder and then a coat of spray bomb primer.
Well now I feel guilty! Those were pretty nice fenders. Oh well too late now. What's next? How about a set of 1 1/2" drop springs? Then let's go see that '68 again.
Getting better but the poor thing has a 7 1/2" rake now. We have to do something about that. Before that I say we fix those holes in the cowl. They are getting on my nerves. Why not? We have already hacked up a set of original 40 yr old steel fenders!
Let's drop the tail 3". This is how she sits at the present patiently waiting for the IRS to be installed.
Just can't leave well enough alone. Off with the bumper!
Got a pic of the front suspension with the bumper off.
Should have pics of the bumper back on the truck some time next week if all goes well.