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Old 06-19-2011, 12:39 AM   #301
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Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion

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Old 06-19-2011, 12:49 AM   #302
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We got the front of the cab primed and poof canned last night. We also got the new body bushings installed and the cab is bolted down. Hopefully tomorrow there is more news to this story to add.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:09 PM   #303
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Here we go again. 2-3 weeks went by but there was progress. It didn't make Good guys because other projects ate up time, parts didn't show up, or the money tree went dry. You all know the drill. I'll lay out the pics as I can and give some details about what was done.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:23 PM   #304
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We placed one of my aluminum fuel cells in the frame and got it in position. Placed jack stands under it and cut some angle iron to mount it to. The fuel cell had aluminum angles already welded to it for mounting purposes and I decided to keep it mounted that way. The fuel filler will be on the RH box side when done. The weirdest deal about this is, there were 4 bolt holes in the frame to mount the angle iron too. Kind of crazy if you ask me.



We also made a rectangle tubing cross member for in front of the fuel tank to give the frame more strength in the shackle portion of the frame since we moved the cross member that did support them back to the rear of the frame.


We also got the fuel inlet, return line, and rear brake lines ran in the frame. We will remove them to paint the frame and reinstall them after that.

Next up was getting the new to this truck's cab prepped for primer and paint. We sanded and sanded, repaired some rust holes, removed the glass and interior, blew off, and wiped down to blow it all off. I must have missed the dash because when I sprayed the paint over the primer, I had some areas that fish eyed. I repaired them the next day.





Now the primer and paint. I have to fill in the gas tank filler, and reprime some scratches from the windshield being installed, but it turned out ok. I went ahead and primered these fenders even though I may not be using them. They may have to work for now.






You can see my youngest brother in the last pic posing. He's home from Ca and will be leaving soon to go to training in the desert then off to Afganiland in September. I wish him luck, and will miss him again until next time. We did get his 92 F-350 running so he could drive it while he was home again. Man, I forgot how nice that truck was.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:42 PM   #305
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:54 PM   #306
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tell your bro "Semper Fi"
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:02 PM   #307
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Will do on both! Thanks guys.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:43 PM   #308
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Lookin Good Ryan! What's your latest due date?
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:20 PM   #309
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September 5th 2011. In all seriousness, I'd like to have it running soon so the parts aren't scattered through out the property. I'm tired of trying to figure out where I hid it all.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:27 PM   #310
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It looks great Ryan! Keep it up!
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:50 PM   #312
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Hopefully I can get started on the trans this weekend. Or at least get the trans cross member situated and done. We got he seat mounted in the cab. Let me tell you, I love that there is fuel tank in side the cab now. More leg room, and the console will flip up again.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #313
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Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion

You know, it really doesn't matter how this truck comes out in the end, as long as that tach works it will be friggin sweet! I keep looking back at that and wishin!
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:35 PM   #314
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You know, it really doesn't matter how this truck comes out in the end, as long as that tach works it will be friggin sweet! I keep looking back at that and wishin!
You know what's real funny? Last week after work I went over there and my youngest brother painted the top of the dash for me. I unmasked it, set my new dash pad on there, and then put in the gauge cluster. Holy cow, it looked sweet. Of course I didn't snap a pic. I will in the morning though. I need to try to get my hydra boost on there so I can get this thing moving down a high way off of a trailer.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:23 PM   #315
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Not much for progress, but I have more pics.

Here is part of my 5" exhaust. This is the tail pipe and muffler delete.


Windshield is in with a new gasket. (Needs cleaned badly.)


Seats are in and mounted in the new cab. You can see the rear window is in as well but it has to come back out. The gasket got torn on the install. The front fenders are edged, hood is sanded and waiting on some primer. We started sanding the doors, but they need some sand blasting done on them.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:24 PM   #316
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Here is part of my 5" exhaust. This is the tail pipe and muffler delete.
Wow! and I thought 3" was going to be alot.

Nice progress, looks great!
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:10 PM   #317
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3" on one of these is stock. We can't have that!

Here's a little more progress. I got the glove box door, hinge and stop, and ash tray cleaned, sanded, primed and painted. Tomorrow I'm going to do the door hinges and start on my interior color switch from dark olive to black.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:00 AM   #318
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:05 AM   #319
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Thanks Rick!
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I got the glove box lid back on, ash tray in, dash pad sat on, and gauge cluster screwed in. I took some pics because I am loving the new look from that green.





I'll post pics later of my latest shopping spree I had to go on today so I can try and get this thing buttoned up. I might even start estimating how much I have in this thing as well. That could be scary.
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saaawwweeeeettttt!!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:57 PM   #322
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I think tonight when I get home, I will start to gather what parts receipts I have for this thing and get a (scary) idea how much is actually in this truck. I better not let the wife see it. I bet I could have purchased a dang nice cheyenne super 4x4 that runs and drives, and mine is still beating my butt!
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:24 PM   #323
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I think tonight when I get home, I will start to gather what parts receipts I have for this thing and get a (scary) idea how much is actually in this truck. I better not let the wife see it. I bet I could have purchased a dang nice cheyenne super 4x4 that runs and drives, and mine is still beating my butt!
I hear you there... way more in my '72 than I care to think about....
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I hear you there... way more in my '72 than I care to think about....
Hey Mick, how have you been? Yeah, I'm just glad she likes old cars and trucks or I'm sure I wouldn't have as many as I do.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:39 AM   #325
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Your making some great progress Ryan...and it doesnt matter how much you could have bought a completed Cheyenne Super for....your gonna have something way Cooler when your done.
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