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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    Slowed very much by the weather. Both axles were covered in snow for the past few months and I didnt feel like getting frostbite trying to dig them out. Anyway, I found a front dana 60 and picked it up sometime in November. So they sat for the worst part of winter waiting for...
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    Of course. If I run a positive offset wheel, I won't be much further out then I already am now:
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    Change of plans! Dana 60/60 combo. Already have the rear: Just need to find a front. Hopefully sticking with 35s, but we'll see... may have to go larger.
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    SAS upcoming. Hopefully next year. Front Dana 44 high pinion out of a 77.5 F250, leaf sprung. Locked (probably e-locker), hi-steer Rear Ford 9", locked, maybe disc brake conversion, leaf sprung Unsure of gears, depends on tires Tires: keep the 33"s or max go 35"s, we'll see once I...
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    Thanks :rolleyes: More progress today:
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    Cut out the fender tops tonight... looks great. Just need to weld in some supports and I can bolt them on. That should be very easy... hopefully done by the weekend. Then I need to: Add a floor 3rd brake light Reverse/work lights (rollbar mounted) Toolbox Spare tire mount Paint...
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    Tomorrow I should be able to finish the fuel cage up. Fender tops next (been looking forward to it!!)
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    So the filler plate is welded on. Figured out a couple good ideas for the fuel door cage thing. Couple better pics:
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    Yay I have box sides again! 14ga HSS worked nicely. Top filler plate isn't welded yet, doing that tomorrow morning when its less windy. After that comes the fuel door box. Should be interesting. BTW, I took ownership of the new rig yesterday: LOVING the color. "White...
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    Yup, 2 diagonal bars going from the top square tubing to the top of the rollbar. Got some real trick goodies in the mail yesterday for the Buggy.... fuel door, lite bolts, tranny cooler, new steering wheel, 3rd brake light. Next week should be fun!
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    Bumper's in. For good :D Tailgate is now hinged, but still no latches... it's bungee'd on for now. Exhaust was shortened up and tucked underneath the bumper, added a nice shiny tip onto it. Yes, when I skin the bed, I plan on filling the gap between the TG and the bumper. Next task...
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    Thanks guys! I always planned on using both sq and round tube..... just thought it would be more asthetic... I think I was right. Built a bumper this week, tomorrow I'll burn that in and weld some hinges on the tailgate. Any ideas for latching? Thinking about paddle style slam latch(es?)
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    What's up guys?

    Thanks guys. Wasn't really seriously interested in the Raptor. Like you said, I already have an offroad toy. The Ford is the pavement princess for me. I won't touch the suspension at all. Maybe put some nice 20"s on it: May add exhaust and/or programmer. They are slugs compared to...
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    My 'new' Hardbody!

    Been a year since the last update, here goes: Winter was non-progressive. Hard to work in snow. In storage it sat. Spring I went to school and got that all done, I'm now a certified journeyman bodyman :cool: After school in May, I insured the beast and blew the cobwebs out in style...
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    63 Patrol Slow Build

    Been toying with the idea of throwing a 4BT or 6BT cummins in mine and a pair of 60s...... Dreaming :angel:
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    What's up guys?

    (And girls!) :D I know, I'm terrible for not showing up for a long time... focus has been divided onto other things. First thing, sad news, I traded in the Fronty. Went to the "darkside" as my old man says and bought an F150. I factory ordered it about 5 weeks ago so I'm still driving...
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    MODIFICATIONS YOU CAN DO TO YOUR TRUCK!!!

    Spammer alert! ^ :@
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    What did you get for christmas?

    Snap-on 1/2" drive ratchet set. Snap-on ratcheting bit driver Money Couple sweaters For my birthday (today) I got 2 tee shirts, more money, NHL 10 PS3 Fronty got a bunch of PRG goodies.
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