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Coming together nicely!
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I like everything except the really big Ford oval in the middle of you smaller(because it's a step side) tailgate.
I'd usually try and come up with a witty comment regarding the size of a bed and it not mattering... but yeah. I've got nothin'. I like it.
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thanks to me?
your the one that put it on the wrong side. :P

did you put the handle on?
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Not yet. And yeah... thanks to you! You're the one who "helped" with directions. "Passengers side, etc. etc." Pft!
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haha opps, did i put passenger side on it?
idk i was in a hurry, either way it looks good, and it covers up the holes from the ford emblem.

did you have any problems finding the emblem tape?
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No. I just went to NAPA after work. You know close that is... 3 bucks.
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No. I just went to NAPA after work. You know close that is... 3 bucks.
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that looks good man
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that looks good man
**** bro! What happened to your truck?!
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It's lookin' good man. I really really need to get my 01 Bumper and Hood on my truck. Haha...
Your truck's sick, too. I was just lookin' through this old thread and noticed you did the conversion. Me likey.
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Looks good!

If you're looking for a painted valance i have one for sale, just needs to be painted black to match you color....You're only 2 hrs from me too..
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Just installed the OHC with Daniel. I basically just watched. Getting Shackles (on their way) and I just got coil springs. Anyone know where to find a nice pair of after market upper control arms? I need 'em, BAD!!!

Anyways. Here's pics...

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looks great man. cant wait for more updates
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i wanna do this conversion too but i like my headlights and grill could i just do the hood and bumper or would it look really weird
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You COULD do the bumper and the hood. The only thing that's different is the header panel, head lights, etc. Everything else is just bolt on, I believe.
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looks great man. cant wait for more updates
Thanks, dude! I'm putting Ranger Mirrors back on it. (To replace them tiny things I have on there now. I bought them in a pinch, so yeah. I got a really good price on the Ranger mirrors. $72.33 for both. Power.) I'm lifting it once I receive the shackles and buy the Upper Control Arms. But before that, I'm putting in a new rear axle.
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i like how my headlighs with the corners look and i just dropped money on this grill so i don want to get rid of it but everything would line up righ? I.E the hood with the grill and bumper with the grill and headlights?
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Hey Joe, what headlights do you have on there? or what di you do to them?
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Did you have to change out the fenders to 2003 also. to get the 03 front to work?
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Bruiser. Yes. It should line up. I bought the upper valance off of a 03 and put it on just because the 98 bumper looks way to weird with the 03 front.

Graines. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-02...spagenameZWDVW
I'm running these. I have Silverstar headlights and turn signals. They're just blacked out instead of chrome.

X2fst. You don't have to change out the fenders. They haven't changed since 96 (or before?) But they'll all work. I have fiberglass fenders on mine, tho. Yours will both work. All you need is the headlights, the head panel and the grille. If you buy the headlights I linked above... Hood, too. Powerdome style.
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i like how my headlighs with the corners look and i just dropped money on this grill so i don want to get rid of it but everything would line up righ? I.E the hood with the grill and bumper with the grill and headlights?
It'll line up just fine. I put the '01 hood on my '98 and it looks perfect. The '04-'05 bumper/valance is next when I can afford it (I prefer the square fogs as opposed to the round ones on the '01-'03). I really like the looks of my headlights and grille and didn't want to change them either. So far, everything's been a direct bolt on.

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98-08 fenders are all the same.
93-97 fenders wont work.

nice OHC, who ever did the install did a really nice job.
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98-08 fenders are all the same.
93-97 fenders wont work.

nice OHC, who ever did the install did a really nice job.
I installed it. Haha. You know I love you.
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did you order a kit or just combine parts?
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did you order a kit or just combine parts?
Just gotta find stuff. Since I'm really bored. Here:

Header Panel:
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Grille:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GRILL...spagenameZWDVW
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That's your kit. Haha. Don't forget the emblem. You can buy one at the Dealership. It's like... 15 bones.
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