2010 raptor build. Project elraptoro

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CGILES01

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Removed the damaged structure on the front end








Started fitting the 2017 conversion parts.




Dropped the cab back down on the frame so I could start building a structure for the front end











After I had the glass all on I chopper the front frame horns off and started building my front bumper





Here I’m teaching my 6 year old son to weld



I reinforced my lower control arm mounts also




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CGILES01

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I gave it a bath and got the lights all working





Then I built my rear bumper



Added a skid plate to the front



Then in July I took it on vacation where I ran it in the sand for 10 days with no issues




A few months later we did a couple trips to our cabin and then in September a offroad park opened 15 min from me. I did manage to snap a 34 spline axle shaft doing donuts in my back yard





One of the trails we normally run had a tree fall over it.




I moved my tire rack all the way to the back and added a axe jack and tire iron




The offroad park near me has a short corse track there that is fun to play on for a little while bad pictures quality I know






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CGILES01

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I built a light bar on the Bridgeport at home






In October I decided it was time to paint my front end.




A week later we went back to the dunes for the last run of the season before they closed





I borrowed my dads truck to tow it to the dunes




I smashed my freshly fenders at the dunes




I trimmed my fenders up and repaired the passengers side


3 weekends ago we went to our cabin for a end of the year ride befor snowmobile season starts. Lol I lead the back of 6 sxs we averaged 55 mph through the woods




That brings the thread current. Plans for the future are to cage it and coyote swap it once I finish the motor. I also plan to add some triple bypass’s I’m currently building a 79 super cab on a 97 chassis 460 with a 5 speed as a new daily/tow rig at the request of my wife lol


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bullnerd

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Pretty cool that you get to smash the dunes and the woods.

That aint no Bridgeport! (In my best Barge voice)
 

CGILES01

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Pretty cool that you get to smash the dunes and the woods.

That aint no Bridgeport! (In my best Barge voice)
Yeah dunes is 3 hours from us and our cabin is 1.5 hours we have fun both places. Usually go to the dunes 2-3 times a year and the cabin once a month. Yeah it’s a index mill most people know it best by bridge port lol


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partybarge_pilot

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Wells Index?

I have been to Bridgeport. Stood where the original factory was. One of the local restaurants had a whole bunch of old pics on the wall from when they were pumping those things out for WW2.
 
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CGILES01

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Wells Index?

I have been to Bridgeport. Stood where the original factory was. One of the local restaurants had a whole bunch of old pics on the wall from when they were pumping those things out for WW2.
Nope index mills and took co out of Jackson michigan.


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