Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Kenosha, WI
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Alright here's a little update on my progress so far. In the "what did you do today" thread I posted the wheels and tires, but I've attached another pic of the 2013 Platinum wheels mounted to my 2000 with no fender flares.
Completed so far:
-Fuel bowl gutted and rebuilt
-Manifolds, up pipes
-4" Diamond eye exhaust (muffled)
-twin disc torque converter
-Wheels and tires
-Brake lines tightened (no more leaks)
-Front bumper replaced
-K&N intake "fixed"
-Glowshift 3 in 1 gauges
-Trans Range Sensor and Shift cable
-EBPS Tube replaced
-I'm probably forgetting a few things
On the docket:
-Passenger side valve cover and gasket (on order)
-Proper 2" wheel spacers for newer wheels and caps (on order)
-oil change with archoil
-Figure out why boost gauge isn't working
-Determine if sway bar is needed (its missing)
-Drivers side rear axle seal.
-smaller antenna (no longer fits in my garage when attached
-Shocks all four corners
-remove redneck steering stabilizer setup
-Newer tow mirrors or fix existing ones
Way down the road:
-S&B intake and TS6 chip. Thoroughbred has a damn good $399 special for both.
-LED/HID headlights and tail lights. Smoked halos.
-Grill. Most likely raptor style
-Cab lights. white smoked.
-heated seats possibly?
-Smaller stock stylefender flares. There's a slight rust bubble on the driver side rear I'd like to cover but I hate the giant 3.5" bushwackers
-CAC boots, FRX, HPX, pass fuel line (I'll take a weekend and knock it out at once.
-Raptor line front and rear bumpers, fender flares, and step bars matte black
I'm having way too much fun with this truck, but now that I've some things taken care of and she's on street tires, it drives like a dream. The motor wants to live and breathe, and paired with the torque converter it's a very pleasant empty vehicle I'm sure could pull a house down on occasion. My mechanic informed me that the transmission is rebuilt and less than 20k old, so that is awesome... but the bad news is that the entire front of the frame is from a different truck. It's been professionally welded and repaired in 2004, but I'm sure it'll hurt the value down the road. Right now I am just shy of $5500 into it and I think I can get everything left on the list done reasonably.
This has been a blast, and I'll be lucky to break even if I decide to sell it, but I'm learning a TON and there's something super satisfying about tooling around town in something you've brought back from near death.