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Old 04-17-2016, 10:56 PM
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Project "Happy 2"

I'm a 1995 Ford F150 XLT 4x4. 300 in line 6 cly. with a 5 speed manual and manual transfer case. 128K miles. Short bed and standard cab. NO RUST rig from CA.

Had to drive 4 hours to pick it up....but it was worth it to spend the money in the tank to go look at it, and then to purchase it for the price I paid. I think it was a good deal. Considering the listing price, I'm surprised that I own this. But I was honest about my thoughts on the rig and what I could pay for it in the condition it was in. We came together in the negotiation...and I came home with it.
I caught a rock in the windshield on the way home....sanding truck putting out ice melt on the center lane of the interstate....and a chick in a dark Magnum on the phone cut RIGHT in front of me doing 85 ish....BAM. atleast it wasn't in line of sight and the glass was already busted.

Hopefully I can post photos.

Had a guy stop and ask if I'd sell it to him today. I had to tell him NO..I just got this. He had a similar truck only it was in 2wd and 5.0.
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:13 PM
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http://www.supermotors.net/registry/27651/85716

Ok it seems Supermotors allowed me to post these photos.....and video. more to come as I get time to post. click the link to view until then.

oh yeah...
it was foggy when I left to go see it...then turned to rain along the way...then it was snow while I was looking at it and buying it. Two days prior...it was 79*. Got to love Spring time in ND.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:33 AM
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Except for the minor body work it needs looks like a nice rig.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:39 AM
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I do really like this truck.

Strong. Slow....Butt Ugly.


hahaha
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:27 AM
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I do really like this truck.

Strong. Slow....Butt Ugly.


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Old 04-19-2016, 07:14 AM
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diagnosed a bent rear axle shaft. fortunately I have a spare. going to pick up some rearend gear lube and some right stuff sealant when I pick up the new IAC this morning.

debating on whether to use the 235/75r15s I bought or get some 31x10.50x15s or even some 30x9.50x15s??
it has 32x11.50x15s on it now.
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:47 PM
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Tires are like tits!
Bigger is always better.
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:50 PM
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Well my flat matching tire in the bed was repairable. even in the sidewall. holding air now for a couple days. I will keep using the 32s that are on it until I find the right deal on 31s.

just spent a couple days dinking around the rear of this truck. The LSD is about toast and the oil hadn't been changed in awhile...not mud...but not nice oil either. New axle seal on passenger side. It NEEDS new spider gears in the diff. but I don't have any to swap so it went back together as it was. oh yeah...snapped a cover bolt off putting it back together too. its at the top so I think it will be fine, fix it when it comes apart next time.
did some body adjustment and its starting to look better. Long way to go yet but its paid for. Monday I guess I'll get it titled finally. good to do on a cold day.

Did I mention I really like this truck??

I really like this truck.


FUN to drive.

got to make room for Cams Ghia in the garage....haha
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:51 PM
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:33 PM
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I generally don't like projects without a name so I think I'm going to call this one "Happy 2"...a play on word from a truck dad had that was similar. (6cly, manual, 1985 2wd) He called it happy. Mine makes me happy too, so Happy 2 is born.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:07 AM
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:25 PM
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repaired the saggy headliner today. EASY quick fix. since the cloth part was mostly pulled away from the foam under...I pulled the cloth away until it was adhering well and used some 3M Super 77 spray on adhesive to coat the foam and a body filler putty spreader to smooth out the cloth as it went back on once it started to tack up. Hardest part of the process was trying to put the screws back where they went in the various trim pieces. Looks like I missed a spot between the sun visors, so Ill get some photos the next time it comes down. (likely when I replace the windshield)

Did some shopping today in the Bronco (OJB) and the parts truck (91 diesel). Got a fresh bumper I bought 6 years ago for the OJB...I'll get a replacement for it later. The diesel will provide some parts when I can move some junk away from it.
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:54 AM
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Did some shopping today in the Bronco (OJB) and the parts truck (91 diesel). Got a fresh bumper I bought 6 years ago for the OJB...I'll get a replacement for it later. The diesel will provide some parts when I can move some junk away from it.
I didn't realize you ever completed the Diesel swap in the Bronco?
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I didn't realize you ever completed the Diesel swap in the Bronco?
I haven't yet. But getting close to starting it. Really want to sell the Burb first and use that $$ to buy some last parts for the swap. I just had some available needed parts inside that OJB that would fit my immediate needs on Happy 2.

Getting my Happy 2 ready for everyday use and making room for the Ghia in the garage. Which is something that is near and dear to your ears I'm sure.


Not much progress yet on Happy 2 today. just got the bumper to the front of the truck....then had to go put my Diesel in the garage, move a tractor, pull out a walkway and fill the hole with dirt. All in between rain. Figure to get some work time tonight on Happy 2.
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Old 04-25-2016, 03:17 PM
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Happy 2 what? LOL!!!
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:12 PM
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nothing that exciting I'm sorry to say
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:33 AM
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:17 PM
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After work today I finally got the front ugly busted up bumper pulled off the truck. PITA is an actual understatement. With the bumper removed I could see that the passenger side frame horn was bent from the impact with the roadside electrical panel from previous owner. Creative use of chain, binders and a high lift jack I got it straight enough to install the bumper (Powerstroke OBS mount) (Photos tomorrow as it was too dark) Improved the look so much just by having a straight bumper.
here's the before

and the after shortly

Decided that was enough to do on the truck today....and then remembered I need to haul some stuff in it tomorrow, so I put the spare tire under the truck where it belongs....not fun.
Will likely fix the tool box lid and latch in the next few days, or remove it and install the one I bought for my Superduty that currently sits in the overhead of the garage. its in new shape
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:44 AM
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I'm surprised you didn't go with a Prairie Runner bumper?
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:12 AM
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I wanted more of a stock look. I might do something different later but I HAD TO get rid of the "Drive by Braille" look the other bumper had.
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