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Old 07-04-2010
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yea i cant wait to get back into my 77
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Also, how hard is it to get the cab off? My grandpa needs new cab mounts in the worst way. I wouldnt want to drive his truck real far.
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I would imagine you can jack up one side at a time and change them. there are plenty of body lift threads for rangers- basically the same deal.

Getting the bolts off were not tuff. removing the mounts from the chassis was very difficult. There are two pieces of metal, one on each side of the frame. They are like two funnels set inside of each other. I could not get them separated. And I tried very hard. I finally had to cut them apart.

keep in mind I had the engine, exhaust, steering, etc removed so everything was easily accessible. Two of them are in the cab, two of them are under the hood. You can see the two holes in the last pics I posted. Its the tall hole just to the left of the engine. In the second pic you can see the red urethane mount. Its not bolted in yet.
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added headers, fuel pump, water pump, dizzie, carb. looks different from before?


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Just a little bit different
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Damn that looks good
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engine is in and it cranks and drives. most of the electrical is done. its missing one fender, a full exhaust, and the two doors need painting on the outside. I had to park it to the side for a while. I hope to get back on it soon.
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Wayne! Good to see you back, hope you still feel welcome here. Hope all is well too.
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Wayne! Good to see you back, hope you still feel welcome here. Hope all is well too.
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What's goin' on with the 79? This thread really reminds me of my grandpa's 77. Though being from Iowa was very detrimental to it's body health...
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the main issue now is the front springs. no way to get it aligned as it sits. I had ordered new springs and threw the old ones out(stupidly). It turned out the front springs are very different than normal. I've tried two different sets but neither work. It sits about 4" too low.

I have two more options. 1 is a junk yard. second is trying bronco springs. Based on pics in LMC, the bronco springs mount the same. I just hope they are tall enough.
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Try Jeff's Bronco Graveyard. Better quality parts than LMC
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any inputs on an adjustable coilover for the front? That would solve a lot of problems.
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I've found out to use LMC for very little. Many complaints about fit and quality.
They are also a 3rd party and just drop ship stuff.

I just use them if they have hard to find screws and bolts. Maybe an interior piece here and there.

And good job on the truck. I have a '68 f250 I am hoping to start this winter.
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any inputs on an adjustable coilover for the front? That would solve a lot of problems.
I would just get 4" lift springs, or you could get 2WD F350 springs, higher spring rate, so I think that might bring your front end up enough

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i measured a similar truck and the spring is 2" taller (installed height) than mine. I found a leveling kit that lifts it 2". Its on order. Its for 1981 up but looks like it mounts the same.
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I would try getting the F350 1 Ton-er springs. Buddy of mine put F250 coils on his F150 and it leveled it out.

Nice truck, I'm a sucker for these old Fords since my first project and truck was a 1979 F100 Custom Explorer with a 302, C6, and a 9 inch with posi. Bought it for $100 when I was 14. Got rid of it a year later for $200.
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