98 F-150 ext cab

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SiCCMADE
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Waited until I was getting the new kit on this truck to make a build thread.

I bought the truck over a year ago off of Christian Ewing. It has the 4.2 V6, cold air intake and throttle body spaced. 8.8 rear ended re-geared to 4:56. 37” typo open country R/T on walker Evans beadlocks; wheel pattern 5x135mm. Simple cab cage (needs some work) bed cage, deavers, and king 2.5x14” 2 tube piggy back. The front was a CST long travel kit with Fox 2.5x8” COHR. Had all heims and uniballs or upgraded bushings. Worked good but really needed an air bump.

I changed out the 2 tube piggy back bypasses for 3 tube hose remotes, put a longer driveshaft on it, put the light box from my ranger on the back of the F150, added an external trans cooler with fan, and added a LED light at to the front bumper.

Last fall I bought Jerry Larimore’s old HM race kit. The kit that ODR fab fixed and made better. Over the last 6 months or so I had been collecting parts for it. Got the kit powder coated (probably should’ve waited on that) new 1.5” uniballs and heims for the steering through some friends, wilwood 4 piston calipers, king 2.0x2 bumpstops and cans, Dana 44 hubs, and snouts. Upgraded to 5/8 studs and had eversen performance redrill the rotors and hubs to my wheel pattern. I had bought front and rear shocks for my ranger before I blew the motor and transmission. I have 2.5x10 dual rate coil over hose remote with adjusters and 2.5x14” coil over hose remote with adjusters for the rear (when I get there). Gonna use the the 55” BTF links I bought for the ranger too.

Last week brought the truck in for the install and this is where we are at the moment. Had to drill out the lower pivot points to 3/4”, make some weld washers, plate the frame, and mock up where the upper arms are going to land. We had to cut off all the stock upper arm mounts, previous shock mount tabs, and eventually dismantle the stock brake calipers.

Pictures before and where I’m at. Will post updates as we go.














































































 
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goofballracer

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haha that kit was going to go on my f-150 I was building then I completely changed course and purchased a different truck. glad to see where it ended up you for sure will not have any problems with the kit because no one drives as hard as Jerry does.
 
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SiCCMADE
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haha that kit was going to go on my f-150 I was building then I completely changed course and purchased a different truck. glad to see where it ended up you for sure will not have any problems with the kit because no one drives as hard as Jerry does.
James at all ford told me to buy it when I was in the market for an upgrade. At the time I was gonna go with BMS until he told me about this kit and everything I’d need for it to work with my budget. He’s doing the install too.


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goofballracer

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James at all ford told me to buy it when I was in the market for an upgrade. At the time I was gonna go with BMS until he told me about this kit and everything I’d need for it to work with my budget. He’s doing the install too.

good ole bieber

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Forget Regrets

SiCCMADE
Dec 18, 2010
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Will probably modify the cab cage next summer or when ever I have the time and money but this is how it was built from the first owner.





Bed cage; the upper shock mounts were modified by Christian. May need to cut and sleeve some tubes an inch or 2 to properly fit the 37” spares. Was meant for 35” tires originally.







Light box is currently not connected. Have to get it over to my friends house so he can wire it up the way I want it.



Lastly some progress on the instal. Thinking some time this coming week to get it back. Trying to mount the bump stops off the upper arm and having some fitment issues. Master brake cylinder may be in the way but gonna make it work some how. Open to suggestions.

















We will move the battery forward to where my wiper fluid is kept. I don’t use it anyways.




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