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  • EcoBoostedF100
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    OUCH! Heal up and get to work soon want to see this truck done . .

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  • DanStokes
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    Bummer! Hoping for speedy healing.

    Dan

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  • Captain
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    Eowweee !!!
    I'm sure will some Triple Action Tylenol that doesn't hurt as BAD as it LOOKS.........
    AND you know WE ALL are waiting for the.....
    Story of "How Did This Happen to Me"....??

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  • 88MCSS LS2 6spd
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    Get well soon

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  • silver_bullet
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    Do take it easy for a bit.... we are very happy that it isn't worse! Get well soon my friend !

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  • Beagle
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    even the TV says OW. Dang. Heal up quick.

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  • oletrux4evr
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    Holy shit! I'm really glad it wasn't worse. Hope you have a speedy and easy recovery amigo.

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  • cstmwgn
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    another update:

    Here is the pair of support braces - one original and one modified.

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    I still need to weld back in the support gusset to the modified one and then do all the same stuff to the other one..
    I just noticed that ford didn't make a left and a right bracket! I am sure that saved them $0.20 a truck


    However, I suspect it will be a little bit before I get back to this project
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    Seems I have also modified some tendons!
    The original cut was straight across but after the surgeon put the pieces back together I have some additional decorations!
    At this moment it time, I am hoping to ha be out of this for Key West in May

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  • milner351
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    Love it!

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  • silver_bullet
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    Nuf Said!

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  • cstmwgn
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    A little more progress

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    Still some details to work out with the condenser location as it will required modifications to the hood latch support brackets.
    Then I need to finalize all the plumbing. I welded up most of the holes in the firewall so I need to figure out new entry points for the heater hoses and a/c lines.

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  • cstmwgn
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    Originally posted by oletrux4evr View Post
    Isn't it great to own and operate a welder??
    For 50 years I have been cutting metal and fabricating stuff but always had to find someone to weld them up for me. Now I can attempt to take on that step as well. Not sure I am ready to start welding steering shafts or suspension mount points just yet but it is very handy to have a mig in the shop.

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  • oletrux4evr
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    Isn't it great to own and operate a welder??

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I always knew Ford guys were pretty crafty.

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  • cstmwgn
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    I get sidetracked pretty easily nowadays. We did the Deadwood cruise in September (~6,000 miles) so I needed to do some PM on the wagon when we got back. That took a couple of months - well actually I am still waiting for Crower to get back to me about the lifter longevity (or lack there of). After waiting for a couple months for them to inspect and tell me what they thought caused them to wear out so quickly, I went with BAM lifters. They are somewhat new with their claim to fame - DLC coated bushings (bushed lifters). We will see how they do.

    Now on to the truck.
    You can't buy a core support for a 66 F250 with the square inner fender supports, so I had to make some of my own.


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    That is all welded up.
    I also had to rebuild the battery tray as it is not available for this truck. Pretty easy rebuild - cut off the old acid ate tray from the brackets - then weld in a battery tray (sans brackets) from a similar year Bronco and voila - ready to go. Now I have to drill the core support and put rivnuts in but that is pretty straight forward.

    Next, on to finding homes for my oil coolers. Previously, the truck had two coolers but no A/C, this version is going to have A/C so I decided to move the coolers from in front of the radiator to behind the headlights.

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    Using the old core support as a guinea pig

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    Prototype cooler mount
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    Now in metal - tacked together but not fully welded as I am working from manufacturer's specs and want to get the coolers in my hands before I finish these.

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    Lots of other little stuff going on - measuring, researching, researching, researching ....
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