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Old 02-18-2022, 09:51 PM   #41
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Thats awesome congrats!
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Old 03-17-2022, 01:24 PM   #42
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Thanks guys. Iíve got a couple hundred miles on it now. It rides like a truck. Iíve got to do an alignment and chase some rattles and creaks.


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Old 04-03-2022, 06:23 PM   #43
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So I finally had a nice day to play.

I got the window regulator, speaker box and computer from the Lexus driverís door installed in the Ford door.


Then I got the inner door structure added onto the inside of the Ford door too.


The Ford door latch is a push, and the Lexus handle is a pull, so I whipped up a little reverser


A little testing to get the front to back spacing correct.


I got the switches installed and now the power shoulder height adjuster works and the column power adjusts in when you remove the key to help you exit.


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Old 04-07-2022, 07:15 PM   #44
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Even the door panels. This is next level. I absolutely love the high end Japanese 90s meets retro domestic vibe.


Got some miles on it yet? How's it drive?
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Old 04-08-2022, 11:51 AM   #45
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Good looking truck hairba11!

I gotta ask, what gave you the idea to put the Lexus motor in it?

Also, amazing dentside in the background! Iíd love to have a 79. Funny thing is, I found one that just sat in the guys yard weeds all grown around it. I went up there one day and asked him about it and if heíd want to sell it. It was a 79 F250 2wd with the 351 in it. Dash read 77k. Had a dump bed on it, but it was rusted pretty bad. He wanted $1000. It was hard to pass lol. Ended up finding & buying a 97 f450 2 weeks later with 96k miles. Had the 460 in it.

Anyway, nice trucks man!


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Old 04-09-2022, 04:57 PM   #46
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Iíve got about 300 miles on it so far. Iím getting around 17mpg with it.

My original plan was finding an early 80ís crown Vic, yanking out the 302/c4 and throwing in a 302/aod and calling it a day.
But I couldnít find any crown vics that werenít going for $2000+.
So I was talking to a friend and he suggested the Lexus v8.
I was hesitant because wiring nightmares. But then a friend of his had this one come up for $600 no title.
I figured if I moved the entire harness over it solves the wiring problems.
And the Toyota trans would give me the overdrive.
And the truck had manual brakes and recirculating ball steering and twin I beam, so moving the front subframe over would give me control arm and strut front end with bigger brakes and rack and pinion steering
And the cab floor was rusty and the Lexus gauges would have to be used. And the bench seat was pretty rough.
So I used the floor and firewall and dash and power brakes and the Lexus floor shift instead of column shift and then the heated power leather seats.
And if you upgrade the front suspension then you might as well upgrade the rear suspension tooÖ

And here we are.

Now instead of a truck that works and looks ok, I have something that makes me say, ďthis thing is so freaking coolĒ


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Old 04-09-2022, 05:18 PM   #47
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I got the passenger door done today.
I also got new window track guide and weather strip as well as sound deadening foam inside the doors so they should ka-thunk instead of clunk-rattle-rattle.


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Old 04-09-2022, 07:12 PM   #48
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This is the best case result of the "while I'm at it" syndrome.
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Old 05-01-2022, 08:28 PM   #49
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Now that Iím a few hundred miles into it not spontaneously falling apart on the road, Iím updating some of the 25yo/200k mile parts. New upper control arms, bushings, ball joints and tie rod ends up front. Still collecting parts for the rear.


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Old 11-21-2022, 09:40 PM   #50
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Because when you find a Bigfoot in the wild, you gotta get pics!


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