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Thread: Custon turbo 4 truck we are working on

  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Custon turbo 4 truck we are working on

    I mentioned this before but my uncle and I are workingon a custom shop truck for his business. My uncle builds custom cars, he is a chassis fabricator. He built my tubular k-memeber as some remember. Anyways he has this old Ford Carrier truck (Mazda truck really with FORD body) adn we are gonna squeeze the Thunderbird TC turbo 4 motor in it, we are building a custom k-member for it and converting it to eh mustang front suspension, like struts and coilovers. The truck is at the body shop getting owrked on adn we went adn checked it out this morning, its almost done, then once its primered it will come back to my uncle for the complete roll cage and motor fitment, then go back for final prep work and painting. The truck will be primed and ready in about 3 weeks, then we have about 2 weeks ot build the cage and k-member and rear end stuff, its getting tubed and a 9 inch rear end so far that I know of.

    We are gonna remove the drip edge above the doors to make the body look more flush, and the body guy made a small nascar style spoiler on the tailgate. He also moved the latch for the tailgate to the inside of the tailgate door so the back is more flush looking. We are gonna make a custom grill for it and the truck bed will be moved forward to be flush with the cab, then welded to the cab and filled in so the cab and bed look like one entire piece. Since we are making a full cage for the truck there will be no flex in the body so this will be ok, otherwise it would not work due tot he flexing.

    Here are some pics of the truck the way it looked today with the prep work started.

    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_012.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_013.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_014.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_015.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_016.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_017.jpg

    check out the gauges, they look like breasts, hahaha
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_018.jpg

    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_019.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_020.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_021.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_022.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_023.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_024.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_025.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_026.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_027.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_028.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_029.jpg
    http://www.mustangmods.com/data/357/..._truck_030.jpg

    will get more pics as it progresses.

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    Oh, man. that's good ol fun there. Oughta be a screamer. What does that truck weigh? About 2,000 lbs.?

  3. #3
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    I think he expects it to be about 2500 lbs with the full cage in it and when its all said and done, but we'll see.

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