Che's 2005 F-150 Rebuild Thread

che22879

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Before accident:
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After:

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Lack of finances forced me to let the truck sit for over a year. Luckily I have some awesome friends! Right away Leo gave me the hood and headlights off his truck since he had new custom parts.
The lights
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Leo's old hood
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Then a few weeks ago Dave got tired of me not fixin the truck so he got me the core support I had been looking for for over a year!
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Now the rebuild begins!!:thumbs:
 

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Re: Che's 05 F150 Rebuild Thread

The tear down:


First the hood came off
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Then the fenders
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And the bumper came off last
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Got the hood lookin straight for this pic
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Last monday I got to the yard and started unbolting everything off the old core support and used a spot weld cutter to get it off.
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It took me over 4 hours to get it completely off. So glad I picked up the spot weld cutter.
Getting closer! :thumbs:
 

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Re: Che's 05 F150 Rebuild Thread

Since the front end is off and everything is so accessible I decided to get new hoses and replace the belt and the thermostat. Flushed the engine too.
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Unfortunately the upper hose wont be delivered till this afternoon and they gave me the wrong thermostat. So that stopped the progress for today. :(
I have a better idea now of all the parts I still need but everything else is easy to buy. :tmc:
 

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Re: Che's 05 F150 Rebuild Thread

Looks like you've got a great start! When you put the radator suport back on be sure to square it up before tighten it down then as long as you've all of it squared up the rest should fall back in place pretty easy. :thumbs:
 

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Re: Che's 05 F150 Rebuild Thread

That truck was a lot worse-off than I remembered it..

I look forward to seeing the progress! :thumbs:
 

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Re: Che's 05 F150 Rebuild Thread

That is cool, Jose! Keep up the good work! :cheers:
 

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Re: Che's 05 F150 Rebuild Thread

Should be an informative and entertaining write up. :thumbs:
 

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