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Tito and son build - 66 half cab

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Sounds like my Ranchero project.

Mustang II, four link, T5, 8.8, 347, Edelbrock FI.



It's nice that you'll be working on a real chassis. Unibodies take a lot more work.
Definitely, I'm working on researching the t5 and what all parts interchange. From what I've read the t5 from a 3.8 works, need to get more details and find a complete setup. Unibody would be interesting to deal with for sure.

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Got the rear bed cut out, quarters removed, dash and all the other bolt ons out. Need to get a little blasting done before I Weld in new metal. Bed will be raised about 5" to clear c notch which will work perfectly to remove the lower rust through area.
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Dude, I love the gladiator! Looking forward to ford making something to compete! 1.5" lift, 38s, no rub even when wheeling and tows my trailer camping!

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Dude, I love the gladiator! Looking forward to ford making something to compete! 1.5" lift, 38s, no rub even when wheeling and tows my trailer camping!

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I know!
If Ford's new Bronco can't match the Jeep, they might as well stop deliveries, and go home.
Jeeps system will be hard to beat.
 

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Right on Josh. This is going to be so awesome! And I love that you and your son are doing it together. This will be a great experience for him and you too!
 
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I think the new bronco will be pretty awesome, I'm waiting on 22 colors to get my order in for a base manual sasquach.

Ripped the 5.0 apart to get machined, looked pretty decent inside, hopefully good with a little machine work. Dropping off today.

Ordered world class t5 from modern driveline with all the goodies.

Waiting on some v8 motor mounts to show up to start mocking things up and do frame work. Not looking forward to stripping the old suspension off the frame, ugh.
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Your wife is going to be so pissed when she see's her kitchen floor!
 
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Got the frame stripped and mustang front ifs tacked in and setting ride height. Rear 4 link going in tomorrow. Getting everything dialed ,then off to powdercoat. T5 shows up tomorrow and hopefully motor back from machine shop early next week.
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Nice progress man! I may have missed it, but is that a TCI front end set up?
 

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I LOVE IT PERSONALLY! what a bad ass ride for that young man!
 
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