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Old 07-02-2018, 02:22 AM   #341
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This generation F series along with the previous one are by far my favorite, I grew up in a Ford family and will always have a certain fondness for the models i grew up around . The factory U joints are Spicer? I bought their solid non-greasable model recently because i kept hearing a clunk but turned out to be the "infamous" Chevy driveline clunk; a generous amount of marine grade grease on the slip yoke fixed the issue. A random question but are the top of the door panels toast? I remember as a kid getting yelled at very ofter for sitting there scratching the dryed up layers.
They aren't bad. I know what you are referring to as I've seen it. My dogs stand on them quite a bit. That's about the only scratches on them. They make replacements although mine are satisfactory to me.

I grew up with 70s model Fords. I guess that never leaves you. Kinda like what you stated.
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:02 AM   #342
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Time for a minor tune up.

Being as I know it runs rich and therefore could use some new plugs I got a set of Autolite AP25 plugs.

Motorcraft FL1A oil filter and Valvoline Conventional 10w30 oil.

The plugs are old. They should've been changed out a year ago.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:09 PM   #343
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Time for a minor tune up.

Being as I know it runs rich and therefore could use some new plugs I got a set of Autolite AP25 plugs.

Motorcraft FL1A oil filter and Valvoline Conventional 10w30 oil.

The plugs are old. They should've been changed out a year ago.
Autolite over Motorcraft? I saw a mint F150 today while at work, same body style and long bed.
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:12 AM   #344
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Autolite over Motorcraft? I saw a mint F150 today while at work, same body style and long bed.
RockAuto didn't have but 6 Motorcrafts in stock.

There are some nice ones out there. A friend on here just picked up a 4spd 460 4x4 truck. Very nice body.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:34 PM   #345
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So, I drove this to down near the Arkansas Missouri state line around Branson Missouri where I'm from last week. I had the silver 93lx on a uhaul car trailer. Brought it down to my Dads and picked up the Corvette. It's about 400 miles down there 1 way. On the way back 65 miles from home I had a rear tire on the truck separate. Ended up getting the vette off the trailer and driving it home with the wife and two labs at 3:00am. Got home, picked up a floor jack and left the dogs home (they were happy) and headed back to the truck in the Corvette to remove the tire and wait for a tire shop in Mount Pleasant Iowa to open up. On the way back the Vette lost overdrive. Then once I got there I noticed I lost 2nd, reverse and overdrive. I removed the tire, left my floor jack there under the truck and limped the Corvette into Mount Pleasant Iowa to a tire shop to get a new tire. The store opened at 8:00am and I waited for two hours in the parking lot for them to open. They had one new tire that was $135. They mounted it and away we went in the Vette with the tire and wheel in my wife's lap. She was very uncomfortable but the Vette made it back to the trailer. We got the tire on the truck and the Vette on the trailer. And away we went by 9:00am.

A picture I took at about 5:30 am last Monday morning.





The tires were made in like 2006. So they're super old. Yesterday I bought a really nice set of tires. A little taller. 31's were stock and I bought 33's.

I got a set of Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's. 285/75R16. They were about $900 with a road hazard warranty.

This is what they look like.

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Old 09-17-2018, 07:56 PM   #346
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Thumbs way up for some nice tires, made in america by an american company. I used to work for a tire company who's 70-80% product line was manufactured by Cooper, i had their manufactured products in the Mickey Thompson version as well as our company branded and liked them specially their top tier touring with awesome mileage warranty.
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:39 PM   #347
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Thumbs way up for some nice tires, made in america by an american company. I used to work for a tire company who's 70-80% product line was manufactured by Cooper, i had their manufactured products in the Mickey Thompson version as well as our company branded and liked them specially their top tier touring with awesome mileage warranty.
I've had my eye on them for a while. I think I made a good choice. They weren't the cheapest. But nothing that's very good tends to be.

They'll be here Thursday. I can't wait!
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:53 AM   #348
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Aren't those going to be very noisy with the large tread lugs?
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:45 PM   #349
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Aren't those going to be very noisy with the large tread lugs?
I hope so.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:41 PM   #350
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They arrived today. All 4. Only 3 pictured. Was in the process of loading them up when I realized I didn't take a picture yet.



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Old 09-27-2018, 07:41 PM   #351
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Got the tires on. No rubbing. Put 100 miles on them. Very quiet. Rides and drives better.



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Old 11-25-2018, 03:59 PM   #352
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:20 PM   #353
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I love it! Keep up the good work on this thing.
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I buried this in a snow bank about 2 miles from my house. I was going down a road I had always went down when it was bad and got to far in to quick when I realized I was fucked. I went through 2 feet of snow/water/slush and the end of a snow drift pulled me to the right and it dug in.

That was Saturday.

Now, its froze in and I tried to get it out with the snow/water/slush frozen. I put it in 4 low, let out on the clutch and it was froze solid. I tried again and blew part numbers all over the place. I've at least exploded a front universal joint. The one that goes to the front diff. And by what I can see I may have twisted the front drive shaft.

By not being prepared I almost got seriously injured. I was wearing shoes. Again, I've not ever gotten stuck in this thing. That probably led me to being overly confident. But once again, I knew in advance I was fucked. I couldn't stop or turn around, ice chunks were hitting the windshield, and I was going at it with everything I had and the truck had knowing I wasn't going to make it. I was just trying to make it absolutely as far as I could. I stepped out into ice water up to my knees, locked the door, got on the phone immediately and told my wife to come get me and we're going to the hospital. I walked 3/4 of a mile in ice water scared shirtless that I was going to lose my feet and or toes. As I came up the hill I started to warm up.

Continuing this story when my phone charges as its at 2%. Pictures included. Give me half an hour. More to come.

Continuation. As I started walking up the hill I started warming up and realized I wasn't in as severe danger as I was. I stayed on the phone with my wife the whole time.

Here are some pictures. The first are that day when I went back with rubber boots that go up to my knees.





This is the day I went back once it was colder. And it was frozen enough to stand on the 5' snow bank.



And what I've bought to hopefully get it out. There are some huge trees about 80 to 90 feet behind the truck I can use. I think I should've went with a 10k or 12k winch but I believe that with this I will be able to get it out. At least enough to see about the front drive shaft.





I bought a bunch of D rings, tree savers and 30' and 20' towing straps with 30,000lb ratings. Also a Smittybilt 54" off road jack to see where I can get that thing to work for me. Getting the snow and ice from under the frame and diff will help a lot.
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First off glad to hear that you are fine and didn't need the hospital trip.

Secondly, holy shit man you did a number on that. Not sure I would have gone balls to the walls to see how far I could make it though. Although I've done things just as stupid with mud and had it freeze a truck in 3' mud. Tons of fun let me tell you.

Thridly, you live in an area where winter is winter. You should know better to be prepared especially driving down that shitty road. Glad your feet didn't have any issues again!

Hopefully the winch will be enough to pull her out of the hole.
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First off glad to hear that you are fine and didn't need the hospital trip.

Secondly, holy shit man you did a number on that. Not sure I would have gone balls to the walls to see how far I could make it though. Although I've done things just as stupid with mud and had it freeze a truck in 3' mud. Tons of fun let me tell you.

Thridly, you live in an area where winter is winter. You should know better to be prepared especially driving down that shitty road. Glad your feet didn't have any issues again!

Hopefully the winch will be enough to pull her out of the hole.
I won't say I didn't fuck up. I hear ya.

It was too late. Once I went down the hill I was screwed. And you can't see the road below from on top of the hill due to overhanging trees and distance. I kept it going as long as I could. If I stopped I was stuck. The best chance I had was to keep going and maybe I would make it out on the other side.

I'm used to the weather. I've lived in the mountains of Wyoming and I've experienced weather comparable to Antarctica (according to the media, not that I've been to Antarctica lol). The temperature was 34*F that day so... yeah I still messed up but it wasn't cold. The ice water run off made it so dangerous. Which I wasn't expecting. A pair of rubber boots or two are staying in the truck from now on. And I'm done with that road. I've had too much shit happen on it now.

I appreciate the concern. And I deserve the other part about knowing better. Believe me, I'm my biggest critic. And I was a fucking moron.
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Some equipment arrived today. It will serve it's purpose immediately and be a good idea for the future as well. I didn't cheap out. And I got a good variation. I've been reading quite a bit about proper winching procedures and such.

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If you ever get stuck like this again let the truck run for 30-40 minutes before you do anything. Heat from exhaust will melt a bunch of a that shit loose and help you out a ton.

And maybe a shovel for the emergency kit? I bet if you shoveled out the front end the day you got it stuck you could’ve freed it up

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If you ever get stuck like this again let the truck run for 30-40 minutes before you do anything. Heat from exhaust will melt a bunch of a that shit loose and help you out a ton.

And maybe a shovel for the emergency kit? I bet if you shoveled out the front end the day you got it stuck you could’ve freed it up

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I think your absolutely right about shoveling it out.

As for letting it run I actually thought of that but didn't know how effective it would be.
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I think your absolutely right about shoveling it out.

As for letting it run I actually thought of that but didn't know how effective it would be.
Letting it run has helped me before and I was to do so by a seasoned Midwest guy. Basically the snow packs against the under carriage and traps the heat. Heat builds, melts snow. Liquid water is denser than snow, snow pack size reduces and cavern erodes

Eventually the heat escapes the cavern and by then a ton of the snow has melted

Pair that with shoveling out and you can usually get out before the vehicle is frozen in place, because once that happens, stuff like what you are dealing with becomes common.
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