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Finally Getting Around To It Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Ford2YotaGuy, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Jan 18, 2017 at 2:30 PM
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    Got the air intake put on! Airaid pipe with a K & N filter. I'll keep in mind to not have too much oil on it so the MAF doesn't get messed up. After the intake was installed I had a spot open where the factory air filter was to put the solenoid box for the winch. Bolted the solenoid box in that spot and ran the wires. Turned out pretty good. Also, the rest of the hardware I needed for the fuse block finally got here. Tomorrow the new exhaust is going on or I'll install the fuse block and run the wires for everything.

    Intake installed
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    Nice spot for the winch solenoid box
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  2. Jan 19, 2017 at 2:12 PM
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    Installed the blue sea fuse block and got all the lights hooked up. Didn't come out as neat as I wanted it to but at least it looks a little better than before and probably a little safer. Once it get darker out I'll adjust my lights. Didn't show in picks but I labeled all the wires with what they go to.

    Here's the installed fuse block with circuit breaker. You can't see the circuit breaker very well but it sits in between the battery and mounted on the fender. An arrow to show where it's located.
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    Switches in the cab

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    All the lights on

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    Might get the exhaust installed tomorrow or next week sometime.
     
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  3. Jan 20, 2017 at 9:53 AM
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    Installed a new magnaflow muffler! Sounds a lot better! When I had the shop put it in I had them put a new pipe where the O2 sensor is because it was letting some air out causing a check engine light. Really happy with it!

    Magnaflow muffler
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    The new pipe for the O2 sensor
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    Parking lights should be here today!
     
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  4. Jan 20, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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    Looks like it came out nice. Seems odd they didn't replace the pipe all the way back to the muffler since it is just a small section of original piping left in between the O2 and muffler.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2017 at 12:23 PM
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    Changed the layout of my electronics. GPS and ultragauge in the corner of the windshield, and winch remote on the windshield visor. Loving the new GPS!

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  6. Jan 20, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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    Yeah, I thought that was a little weird too. Maybe was cheaper to do it that way, I dunno?
     
  7. Jan 23, 2017 at 1:15 PM
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    We have had a lot of rain in the part few days and I noticed I had a decent amount of water in my bed. I had some campershell weatherstripping laying around so I put a seal on the sides of the bed where the tailgate meets the bed. It seemed to close the gap I could see through the bed when it was closed. Hopefully it holds up and keeps the water out.

    Weatherstripping installed
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    View from inside
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    With the tailgate closed. No more gap.
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  8. Jan 25, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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    Took the truck up to Pigsah National Forest today! On the way there, the GPS took me on the Blue Ridge parkway! I always wanted to take the truck on hurricane creek road in Pigsah and finally had the time today to do so! It was kind of weird that the trail began right on the side of the highway. I'd say it was definitely the most rocky trail I've taken the truck on but I made it up the mountain in 2wd without a problem. There were a few water crossings and such but I mainly wanted to see what the truck could do and it did great! It was beautiful up there and I can't wait to go back!

    Here's the truck on the Blue Ridge parkway before I took it on the trails and got covered in mud!
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  9. Jan 25, 2017 at 7:16 PM
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    I think I found my trucks twin! And in the same state that crazy :cheers:. Love the truck man looks great
     
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  10. Jan 26, 2017 at 10:53 AM
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    Haha! Yeah, they are twins! Love your truck too!:cheers:
     
  11. Jan 29, 2017 at 6:34 PM
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    Looks great. You need some retros bro. You gotta come back by here and let me see the rig. Looks totally different
     
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  12. Jan 30, 2017 at 11:08 AM
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    Thanks man! I have to be honest, retros are no where near the top of my list for my to do list on the truck. It'll get done eventually but it's going to be a while.
     
  13. Feb 2, 2017 at 11:05 PM
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    Awesome truck man! Great build. What headlight bulbs are you running? I like how they match the rest of the lights on the truck
     
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  14. Feb 2, 2017 at 11:11 PM
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  15. Feb 3, 2017 at 4:38 PM
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    I'm running Auxbeam F-16 LED headlight bulbs.
     
  16. Feb 6, 2017 at 9:17 PM
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    As I followed this thread, I ordered those reverse lights. And then I got to the part where you said you needed the load resistors to avoid rapid blink. :facepalm:Haha, so what exactly did you splice them into?
     
  17. Feb 7, 2017 at 4:26 AM
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    I spliced them into the rear turn signal wires. I spliced one side of the resistor going to the positive wire for the turn signal and the other splice was going to the negative(There's only 2 wires going to the turn signals). I did this for both the rear turn signals. I'm not too electrically inclined and it pretty easy. You should be able to buy resistors at any auto parts store.
     
  18. Feb 7, 2017 at 7:20 AM
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    Awesome, thanks good sir. Now I'll go back to quietly lurking on this build. :anonymous:
     
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  19. Feb 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM
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    A little update on the truck. I've ran into a few speed bumps lately. Ordered some spidertraxx 1.25 wheel spacers to help with the rubbing I have at full lock on the frame. Put them on and no rubbing at all on the driver side but the passenger side doesn't even look like the wheel moves before rubbing on the pinch weld. My guess is that whenever the truck was in an accident with the P/O something must have tweaked. Took some measurements and the passenger side LCA is 1/4 to an inch farther back than the driver side. So, I took the spacers off for now and run it the way it was with a little rubbing on the frame. Soon after that, my next setback arrived. The supercharger rebuild kit came in, so I started taking the supercharger off the old engine to disassemble it and get it all cleaned up etc. Had everything disassembled and was cleaning the last part, set it down lightly on a piece of wood, start cleaning it, and a little tab that pretudes out from the intake part of the s/c where it mounts to the engine BREAKS OFF allowing air to get out of the intake! I was so freaking pissed! So now that's on hold until I can get it fixed. I dropped it off at a local machine shop that I've only heard good things from and they said they can fix it, so at least I can get it fixed. Also, today my CBI ditch light brackets came in the mail. I'll be moving the pods on the bumper up to the ditch light brackets to help space out the lights. Slowly getting somewhere...

    Here's before and after with the wheel spacers before I took them off

    Before
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    After
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    No pics of where the s/c broke off but when I get it back from the machine shop I'll post a pic of where it broke off.
    Here's the rebuild kit with upgraded ceramic bearings.
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    Anyways..... here's the CBI ditch light brackets I'll get installed sometime. Oh yeah, got a free shirt with the order!
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  20. Mar 2, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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    Ordered a roof basket for the camper shell today! Along with a hi lift jack, and accessories to mount a shovel, hi lift, and spare tire onto the roof basket. Also got a call from the welding shop that the supercharger is repaired and ready for pickup!
     
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