STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby austin » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:45 pm

to date the best upgrade has to be p/s hands down

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby ccryder2011 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:00 am

its more of a repair than an upgrade but i would have to say headlights and adjusters....now i can see... :woohoo:
remember the key is to start what you finish....lol....happy cruising...

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby basketcase0302 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:14 pm

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby nuts-n-bolts » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:55 am

i just put a 67 swb bump on a 1988 f350 4x4 5 speed 7.3 diesel
and love it

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby ccryder2011 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:05 am

nuts-n-bolts wrote:i just put a 67 swb bump on a 1988 f350 4x4 5 speed 7.3 diesel
and love it

pics please....
remember the key is to start what you finish....lol....happy cruising...

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby austin » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:37 pm

ccryder2011 wrote:
nuts-n-bolts wrote:i just put a 67 swb bump on a 1988 f350 4x4 5 speed 7.3 diesel
and love it

pics please....

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby 71highboy » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:40 pm

remove the dashpad filled in all the holes and painted i think they look better without the dashpad.
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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby cozadlance2 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:48 pm

The exhaust. 2.5 inch dual to muffler in front of back axle then 3.0 inch single pipe over axle and out passenger side behind tire. So far I have loved all the changes but that is the nicest so far.
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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby robwymer » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:01 am

Best upgrade - new 300 six engine.

Most beneficial and easiest upgrade - new bench seat from back of 1994 crew-cab.
67 F-100 Flareside, 300, Offenhauser 360, Holley 390, Duraspark and MSD ignition, NP-435 4-speed, 3.55 Dana 60, and it will absolutely roast 30" rear tires taking off in 2nd (the one time I tried scared the Bejeezus out of me)

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby jp2005 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:23 pm

I would say my aluminum pulleys so far! What a difference!
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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby Whateverman » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:35 pm

disc brake conversion
- still got my first first car 20+yrs later : 69 f100 sorta kinda pretending its a Mercury M100 w/a 70 f350 sport custom cab (factory buckets) 67 grille with 69 ranger cooneyes 68 merc box and hood,some supercool fiberglass fenders i scored way back when, 76 f150 disc brake frontend..currently running a 90 5.0HO 4bbl/c4 auto & 3.50 posi...originally a 360/c6 f100 Ranger with dealer added towpack (incl. kelsey hays trailer brake),boxside toolbox,behind the seat stowage & belly tank...only original parts left on 'er are the frame,rear end,rear springs,and rear bumper...

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby robwymer » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:19 am

Did another great upgrade this weekend - replaced all the lock cylinders so that I can lock and unlock both doors from outside again, and the doors match the ignition, all for around $40!

Here's what I did:

I bought the set off e-bay for about $40. There is at least one for sale right now for $40-$50 shipped, item #350438201964.

One note on installation: The door locks came as pictured with a flat armature which had a circle in it. I had to clean up the armature on my old locks and install them on the new lock cylinders, a very simple and rewarding process.

Additionally, replacing the ignition cylinder was very simple.

1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
2. Insert your key in your old ignition cylinder and turn to accessory position.
3. Insert scratch awl tip or something sharp and hard into small dot on face of ignition cylinder and simultaneously turn key to left. I had to sharpen the tip of an awl with my grinder.
4. Remove old cylinder.
5. Place new key in new cylinder, turn to accessory.
6. Place key and cylinder into ignition switch.
7. Use scratch awl to push small dot on new cylinder, simultaneously turning key to left.
8. Finish pushing cylinder into switch.
9. Reconnect battery, driver her around, and lock the doors when you're done - without having to fish around for another key!

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Next engine mod: RV cam (252*)

"They just don't make 'em like they used to."

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby Voodoo67 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:19 am

Hmm that's an easy one.. the best mod so far has been the WS6 clip with disc and power steering, second would be the steel tilt front end I made for it, I can sit on my tires and work on it comfortably......heck that's worth the price of admission.....

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby hazelnut » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:34 pm

Best upgrade was replaceing the rusted out cab and bed with another cab and bed without rust.

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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby jp2005 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:54 pm

Getting A/C charged, for the 100 degree weather coming.
Thanks JP! 1972 Ford F100 Ranger XLT SWB with a 390, Headers, K&N, Edelbrock carb, aluminum pulleys, MagaFlow, Front disc brakes and Hellwig sway bars.


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