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post #1 of 23 Old 06-17-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Project Tactical Mulisha

Though I would post some pictures of my 99 project restoration that I am undertaking. A little background about my truck. I purchased my super duty about 3 years ago mainly to tow my boat. I have only ever used this truck to drive secondary until recently I made it my primary vehicle. In making the Truck my main wheels I decided to start doing some upgrades. I have been working mostly on performance/reliability mods as a base start the last few weeks. 3 days ago I started a more intense restoration to include, 06 Lariat heated seats, 8" sub with customer box, X-code springs, POR 15 the frame, black out all badges, grille and bumpers, running boards,paint diffs and put in Harley lights.
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front end torn down ready for x codes

x-codes going in, found out I have early 99 suspension so I need the square U-bolts
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On Standby for u-bolts and KYB's which will be here tuesday

Found this pass sway bar bracket bent

Sway bar bracket comparison

Bed all unbolted waiting for reinforcements to come give a hand to lift off
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Driver and Pass seat ready to be pulled for new heated seats

Time for carpet cleaning

Badges taped off

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Emblem rhino lined

Powerstroke lined

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Looking good man. I'll be following

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I dig it. Did you really use rhino or plasti dip?

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Gonna look killer. Gotta say I'm looking forward to how those seats go in, really wouldn't mind having heated leather in my truck lol...

Now, if I may ask, what's the advantage to x code springs?

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Yes I really used bedliner in a can to do the emblems and grille. I must say they are MUCH nicer in person especially the grille. The seats were a good buy. Paid $450 for both of them. The color doesnt match exactly but im thinking with a matching center console it wont be that bad. There is also some wear on the driver seat that I am going to try and fix with a kit I ordered from Magic Mender. Ill post pictures of that whole process too.
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Ive been pretty consistantly working on my truck trying to tackle a huge amount of work to get it back on the road. Yesterday I finished putting in the X-code springs. Preliminary results are 1.5" lift! I also ordered a zone adjustable track bar as you will see in the pictures my old one had very worn out bushings. Bed is now off the truck and its supposed to be 95 here today so im going to attempt to just clean the frame and do light prep work so my wife doesnt get home and find me passed out under the truck from overheating.



X-codes in
Bed isnt that bad just need new crossmembers


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Good luck with the magic mender kit, the kit I orderd the liquid didn't match my interior color it he leather repair stuff worked decent on the armrest only thing is I have to deal with it being white since that looks better than the mis matched interior dye they sent me

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Hey guys here are some updates on the truck. I just finished painting the frame with POR 15 yesterday. Prep was pretty straight forward just followed the directions. So far I am quite pleased with the results. Also completed both the hutch and harpoon mods with the bed off, installed KYB shocks, changed front and rear diff fluids with mobil 1, removed exhaust clamps and welded joints.
The seat pictures are from an 08 interior I purchased with the driver seat showing some wear. I purchased a kit online from Leather Repair Kits - Do it yourself leather repair products for furniture auto just about anything leather or vinyl and restored my seat. I think the pictures are pretty self explanatory. Only thing I am going to do is try airbrushing a little of the colorant to blend it a bit better. As you can see from the pictures I had 2 dime sized holes which the repair compound from the kit repaired just as described. The kit also came with a bottle of leather colorant which in my case matched the seats PERFECTLY. I would highly reccommend this kit if you need to repair any leather.
I decided to cover the Ford emblems with 3m wrap and then overlay with Grenade decals. I did this on the tailgate as well. Pictures to follow.
Lastly the crossmembers on my bed were shot. I have a really good friend who was able to fab them up for me at no charge out of 1/8 sheet metal. I am planning on taking the old ones out and welding new ones in tomorrow.










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