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 Texarado » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:02 am

I have a 3/6 DJM lowering kit on my 68 sb fleet side. When i was installing the front i beams i went ahead and installed all new tie rods, drag link bar, shocks, king pin. On the rear i installed all new leaf spring bushings, shocks, axle bearings. 18 inch wheels, power disc brakes all around, changed the c6 auto column shift to a rebuilt and hopped up AOD with a Lokar floor shift. Installed some nice leather bucket seats out of a yukon, that took some crazy mods to get them to sit right but i got them cheap. The truck already came with a Ron Francis wiring kit but there was some issues there that i had to debug. I am now attempting to build a console then ill get a new stereo system.

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

Postby 69timemachine » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:11 pm

My favorite mod is my TKO-600 transmission! Having the overdrive is so awesome!
Second place would have to be my JDM 58" Lightning traction bars.
Third place is a tie between my 351 Cleveland, 4.56 gears, Eaton TrueTrac, 3" & 4" drop, sway bars, wide steel wheels, power brakes, and power steering.
Basically, there's no mod that I regret! :thup:
Jason
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'69 F100 SWB in Lunar Green with built 351C & TKO-600 5-speed, 4.56 gears, and Eaton TrueTrac Posi.
Future plans: Maybe one day, fresh paint, though I've been told by some, "Don't touch it! It's done!"
'06 Mustang GT 5-speed

Sold: '77 F100, '72 Gran Torino, '76 El Camino with 454 & TH400

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

Postby 69timemachine » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:06 am

Oh, and best safety mods I've done are 3-point seatbelts, disc brakes, and TruckLite LED headlights! :thup:
Jason
"Where there's a wheel, there's a way!"
'69 F100 SWB in Lunar Green with built 351C & TKO-600 5-speed, 4.56 gears, and Eaton TrueTrac Posi.
Future plans: Maybe one day, fresh paint, though I've been told by some, "Don't touch it! It's done!"
'06 Mustang GT 5-speed

Sold: '77 F100, '72 Gran Torino, '76 El Camino with 454 & TH400

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

Postby Busboy » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:55 pm

After trying 2 used steering gearboxes, replacing the box with a Redhead rebuilt one.
1969 F-250 Camper Special, custom cab.
1967 F-100 4x4 custom cab.
2016 F-150 Eco-Boost 3.7 liter. (It will smoke the tires!)

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

Postby 69timemachine » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:10 pm

Busboy wrote:After trying 2 used steering gearboxes, replacing the box with a Redhead rebuilt one.


Good choice from what I've heard. Back when I converted to power steering, I bought a parts house reman box before I found out about the Redhead boxes. It's still working fine, but I will definitely put the Redhead if I ever have to replace it! :thup:
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"Where there's a wheel, there's a way!"
'69 F100 SWB in Lunar Green with built 351C & TKO-600 5-speed, 4.56 gears, and Eaton TrueTrac Posi.
Future plans: Maybe one day, fresh paint, though I've been told by some, "Don't touch it! It's done!"
'06 Mustang GT 5-speed

Sold: '77 F100, '72 Gran Torino, '76 El Camino with 454 & TH400

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

Postby arkrider410 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:14 pm

A '68 '69 front clip minus hood with ranger grill
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low and ugly 72 longbed with a 360 converted to a 401 with performer intake and a demon 625 cfm carb 260 cam and headers with a c6 auto and stock 9 inch lowered about 5.5 /7.
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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby Craigerf100 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:51 am

all the special modification ive done to my bump.

90s explorer coil springs
front sway bar
rear sway bar
91 brake master cylinder
universal dual diaphragm brake booster
f600 cluster
67 mustang bucket seats
3point seat belts
crown royal radiator return bottle
adjustable proportioning valve
front disc brakes
exhaust tips out the side before the wheels
hide away hitch


soon to be:
rear disc brakes
rear role pan
rear flip license plate
t5 transmission
88 roller 302 with an e303 cam
possible 4 link
center console
4:11.1 axle gears
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[size=150][b]1964 F-100 Custom Cab Short Bed
1968 F-100 Short Bed
1967 Fairlane 500 Convertable
1967 Fairlane GT/A 289ci SOLD
1950 F-1 Original 239ci Flat Head V8 SOLD
1995 f-150 4x4 Swb 4.9L 5-speed FORSALE

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

Postby Craigerf100 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:02 am

69timemachine wrote:My favorite mod is my TKO-600 transmission! Having the overdrive is so awesome!
Second place would have to be my JDM 58" Lightning traction bars.
Third place is a tie between my 351 Cleveland, 4.56 gears, Eaton TrueTrac, 3" & 4" drop, sway bars, wide steel wheels, power brakes, and power steering.
Basically, there's no mod that I regret! :thup:


lets see some pics 69timemachine
[size=150][b]1964 F-100 Custom Cab Short Bed
1968 F-100 Short Bed
1967 Fairlane 500 Convertable
1967 Fairlane GT/A 289ci SOLD
1950 F-1 Original 239ci Flat Head V8 SOLD
1995 f-150 4x4 Swb 4.9L 5-speed FORSALE

My Build: :fr: http://www.fordification.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=69471&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

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

Postby ian1967 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:22 pm

just a weather stripping change, and a peek o boo mirror,

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

Postby Ohiotinkerer » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:34 pm

Going from the 15x6 rims with 205/65-15 tires to 15x8's with 31-10.5-15's.........now it looks like a truck should.... :thup:
"Life is a garden - dig it"........... :thup:

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

Postby MadJoe » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:24 am

So far the single best thing I've done to my Bump is replace the points with a Pertronix Igniter. Of course I haven't done much yet, so there's still plenty of time. I'm looking forward to getting the 4V intake and a new carb or EFI installed, and headers, but that's a different budget for a different day.

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

Postby 1970F250CS » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Sorry, wrong thread.

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

Postby 71 green monster » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:24 pm

The only mods I've done have been swapping the 390 w/a 460, from my 86 E250, and replacing the rear drum brakes(3x12) w/the drum brakes(3 1/2x12) also from the E250.

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

Postby Kevin Felsman » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:59 pm

[image][/image]This upgrade is probably nothing new, but here it comes anyway. I have a 1972 Bump project that had a rusted out drivers side inner fender, radiator support mount, front cad/frame mount. I purchased a 1978 f150 4X4 locally for parts. I exchanged the whole inner front clip along with the steering column and the cab support mounts. I would love to hear some more mods like this for some other upgrades. I still have the hood latch system to contend with along with trying to use the '78 wiring harness in my '72. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Re: STICKY: Best mods or upgrades you have done to your bump?

Postby Ranchero50 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:49 pm

Diesel swap by far for my use.
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