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Old 08-16-2013
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What did the front end run you ?
I have been thinking of getting one and have the gears installed, then just swap it over.
With the Front Diff on the bench it should be easier to work on, maybe a better job.
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It ran me about $80 for the front one.

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sounds like a good day.
It was. 95 degrees outside and I was walking the yards for 3 hours before I found one with 4.10s and limited slip.

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I think he means the diffy and half shafts.
Yeah sorry it was a long day yesterday and my brain was fried lol.
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Old 08-17-2013
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I Plasti-Dipped my Chrome bumpers in RED PLASTI-DIP.
Along with the outer trim of my grill...









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Old 08-17-2013
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I actually had no problems with the antenna. It's a great antenna. I just wanted to change because having the stainless steel post up there scares me. That's why it came off, the branch hit the post and took it off. Ok I probably shouldn't use a Trucker Ant on a magnet mount, but it's what I had. But yeah it's an excellent antenna.
Ya the Truckers do better hard mounted.
Was just wondering what was wrong, I like the Wilson.
I was thinking on a Trucker 200 with short lower shaft but hard mounted to the back rack.
Maybe try a heavy duty spring too, but will have to watch the SWR.

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Well, I got bored again the other day - so after finding out that you can swap the 2004-2006 style steering wheel onto my 2003, I figured why not. It was something I haven't done yet! :D

So, I just received a brand new OEM leather Ranger steering wheel from my Ford dealer - complete with the new style cruise buttons.

I absolutely despised those damn cruise 'pods' on my 2003 wheel.


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I put my old stove against the front of mine till I can get rid of it(the stove).
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Well, I got bored again the other day - so after finding out that you can swap the 2004-2006 style steering wheel onto my 2003, I figured why not. It was something I haven't done yet! :D

So, I just received a brand new OEM leather Ranger steering wheel from my Ford dealer - complete with the new style cruise buttons.

I absolutely despised those damn cruise 'pods' on my 2003 wheel.


can you do a write up on the swap? I would love to do this to mine. I love the feel of the new wheels. plus, like you, I hate the cruise pods on mine lol
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I put my old stove against the front of mine till I can get rid of it(the stove).
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Bought more crap for it.
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Bought more crap for it.
Elaborate please sir.

And Casey, you are overdue for some pictures.
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Old 08-17-2013
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Well, I got bored again the other day - so after finding out that you can swap the 2004-2006 style steering wheel onto my 2003, I figured why not. It was something I haven't done yet! :D

So, I just received a brand new OEM leather Ranger steering wheel from my Ford dealer - complete with the new style cruise buttons.

I absolutely despised those damn cruise 'pods' on my 2003 wheel.
Didnt know they were compatible electrical wise but damn that's awesome haha I love the updated wheel in my 2004
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Elaborate please sir.

And Casey, you are overdue for some pictures.
In time sir, Nothing really has changed other than I've moved my cb antenna to the back and put a fuel tank skid plate on. But some pretty big projects are on the way. If it will cool off I can work on them faster but working in a 110 degree garage is not happening right now.
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Well, I got bored again the other day - so after finding out that you can swap the 2004-2006 style steering wheel onto my 2003, I figured why not. It was something I haven't done yet! :D

So, I just received a brand new OEM leather Ranger steering wheel from my Ford dealer - complete with the new style cruise buttons.

I absolutely despised those damn cruise 'pods' on my 2003 wheel.


Your truck must be getting close to perfect right? Right?!

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In time sir, Nothing really has changed other than I've moved my cb antenna to the back and put a fuel tank skid plate on. But some pretty big projects are on the way. If it will cool off I can work on them faster but working in a 110 degree garage is not happening right now.
You should post some more pics of your truck man. It's bad ***!
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can you do a write up on the swap? I would love to do this to mine. I love the feel of the new wheels. plus, like you, I hate the cruise pods on mine lol
Yeah, shouldn't be an issue to snap some pictures when I get around to doing it.

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Your truck must be getting close to perfect right? Right?!
Oh come on now - No such thing!

But yeah, the list of remaining available mod's is getting rather 'empty' these days (short of engine swap & SAS).

This was something new I just found out would work, so I figured why not - and went for it!

lol
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Old 08-18-2013
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Ya the Truckers do better hard mounted.
Was just wondering what was wrong, I like the Wilson.
I was thinking on a Trucker 200 with short lower shaft but hard mounted to the back rack.
Maybe try a heavy duty spring too, but will have to watch the SWR.

Ltr
Mines a Trucker SW-2000. Which means shorter whip, longer post. I do like the antenna, just didn't really suit my needs. Plus I don't really use my CB for much, so if I can keep from breaking an expensive antenna I will.
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today I installed new 1 bars,



new UCA's



the other day I put in a fx4 lvl2 shifter



and mustang dome light



Here's how the truck sits now

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Gave it a wash this morning and put some tire shine on the wheels....still gotta put my license plate and light wing back on the front bumper..

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SOLD IT!!! Part of the deal was the buyer had to wait until the Focus ST arrives to take posession. He got a smokin' deal on a great truck that he absolutely is in love with, so everyone's happy. It WILL be a sad day when she finally goes, but the guy is local, so I'll be seeing her a lot.
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Old 08-20-2013
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SOLD IT!!! Part of the deal was the buyer had to wait until the Focus ST arrives to take posession. He got a smokin' deal on a great truck that he absolutely is in love with, so everyone's happy. It WILL be a sad day when she finally goes, but the guy is local, so I'll be seeing her a lot.
WHAT?! Noooooooo!
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Picked up my axle from S.F.F. Customs on Friday. Josh did a great job welding on the leaf spring flanges, shock mounts and welding the tubes. Came home and tore my truck apart. Got the explorer axle all buttoned up today with all new brake hardware. Still need to do a little work on the parking brake cable. I had to remove the lift blocks for now as the u bolts I took off the Explorer were to short and I wasn't thinking before doing the swap. So for a few weeks my truck will have to ride with the front 2 1/2 inches taller than the rear.






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Custom Console

My arm rest cracked and broke(plastic garbage!) I decided that I wanted to replace the console as well. I never did like the fact that the cup holder was shallow and couldn't properly hold a drink. Plus if I had a large soda, my stick shift would hit it in 2nd and 4th gear. So I built my own with a supersized cup holder. The only way my drink will spill now is if my truck flips. I did find an armrest off an older explorer(with metal parts!) It fit perfectly.
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Old 08-26-2013
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Had enuff black herculiner to do another coat on the bed rails and also did my tailgate and door handles..



While i was at it...i put my red bedlined gas tank skid plate on.
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DOUBLE POST WTF
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nice your frame looks like it has leprosy
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Old 08-27-2013
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Nope..thats just bedliner too...did that to protect from the minnesota salt causing rust....
Will be taking the bed off this spring to do the underside of the bed and other areas of the frame..
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