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Hey Guys,

With the help of others from here i have got allot of the pics posted below now and i will try and add different stages of the build up in due course.

I am near its completion and there is a fair few pics worth putting here.

It has been a massive task

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I know!! What was i thinking. Dont Do This to your truck EVER!!
 

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I have stripped in down due to having a 1992 Maverick with the dodgy paint. My factory paint had an issue with the undercoat delaminating from the paint. It would peel off in sheets!

I have seen a few others around with this problem and the only way to fix is is a bare metal respray.

Damn!! got to a stage where i considered it a write off and thought about just buying another one. Lets face it, it was already stripped down and ready to part out.

It has come a long way since these pics where taken but still not quite ready for the bush.

I will try and get some updated pics.

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Thanks for that.

I have been told straight .jpeg is the go so i will try again with some updated pics when i get a chance.

Been immersed in the world of 12volt wiring today. actually all weekend.:headwall::badidea: I hate 12 volt wiring. Been putting it off for ages.

Brain is fried but it is getting there. it is going to be very very trick i hope.
 

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MTQ Turbo, Frozen Boost IC, Airlockers, 5" Flexis, Drop Boxes, Superior's, 35", HID, Custom rear bar 4.6's

what about all that **** youve done....

what are Drop Boxes and Superiors??
 

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LOL! yeah mate i have been busy. Been down a year now and is sooo close to being done. Just a few little things to go.

I have spent the last while custom fitting the Frozen Boost IC. That has been a MUCH bigger job than i expected it to be but i am going a little left field in its set up so allot of trial and error to make it fit.

I have added all the suspension listed as part of this build up to. I got the full setup from Shane at Suspension Stuff and i think he is surprised that i have not driven it yet as i bought the setup just before i decided to do this to it and it sat in a box for a long time.

"What are Drop Boxes"? drop boxes are fitted to the chassis rail at the back of the front radius arms and become the new rear fixing point for them. This changes the front castor back to nearly normal after a big lift. No Castor correction bushes required. much Better.

"Superiors" Everything! LOL. Love their stuff.
Front Drag link in Chromoly
Tie rod in Chromoly
front and rear Panards
Lower trailing arms and adjustable upper trailing arms.

I decided a long time ago that it is great to build a great truck but NEVER, EVER Add up the $$$. If by chance you are silly enough to do that sum NEVER EVER share that sum with the missus

Thanks for the interest Mav
 

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Get loads of practice with the paint mate!
I've got a dent that needs sorting and I'm just down the road from you ;)
 

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Cheers guys

Paint! Paint! I now HATE Paint! lol

I was advised by my local auto paint shop to use an ISO Free 2Pak. Taking his advice on all thing paint (cause he is a pro? Right?) I use a gun that i bought off him, did the set up he advised me to use. Prepped, Prepped, Prepped. and had nothing but trouble!.

The Paint job cost me at least 4 or 5 months of this buildup. lost hair, drove me nuts.

After it all went pear shape and an extra couple of coats to try and resolve the problems i went back to him to ask him WTF is with this paint???

I have 5000+ hours in a spray booth polishing furniture so i dont have a bad trigger finger but this stuff just laid like i have never seen paint before and never flattened off.

I ended up writing off the first application and stripping it back to what i needed to apply again.

$$$$ later and much time out of my schedule it has come up ok.

It turned out that the setup the shop gave me was wrong and the Nozzle size they recommended was no where near enough. They had me on a 1.4mm when i ended up laying the paint through a 2.4mm for a Much better Result. Shame about the expense and lost time.

I have kept the original colour scheme of White over gun metal of the Maverick cause i really like it. The gun metal is in an acrylic metallic and laid beautifully then i added 3 coats of ISO 2Pak clear over the Metallic.

Need to sort out the red pin striping and have sorted a set of "Nissan Patrol" Badges for it! Shhh dont tell anyone.

"Its a Ford not a Nissan" will not be happy :ahah:
 

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Here is the Suspension fit up! hope the pics work and are not too big.

The first pic there is a 2" tough dog heavy duty spring in the middle that i took out to fit the flexi coils!! Scarey isn't it!!
 

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More suspension. check my Photo bucket for full size images plus more
 

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Still trying to get my head around posting these pics but here is some more.
 

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In the last pic there you can see the shock tower extensions i have fitted. I added 50mm to the shock tower.

I have fitted 80 series bump stops

The rear springs have drop out cones and spring retainers.
 

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Got the gauges in, Will take some pics from the drivers side when i get a chance. all wires run under the mounting plate i have bent up and then down behind the dash so nothing is seen. look neat and tidy.


Oil Pressure, Water Temp, Exhaust Temp, Boost.
 

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Judging by the photos you do some fantastic work any chance of fixing some rust in my roof or how to's Mechanically Im adept panel wise im inept
 
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