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Old 02-06-2017, 11:35 AM
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Finally got the hostages on! Took two separate trips to the tire shop after the initial install, for them to fix their mistakes. They used an abrasive disc to remove the old weight tape, which took the paint to bare metal in multiple spots. Two separate body shops to fix it. Wasn't impressed in the slightest. Anyways, here's some pictures.

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The damage to the rims...

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All 4 rims were that way. Glad it's finally fixed as well. I have also done quite a bit of maintenance in the past couple weeks. Header gaskets, spark plugs, sway bar end links, oil change. Had a low grade misfire attributed to this spark plug...

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It fired fine at idle or wot. Also stepped up the header gasket game with a set of remflex header gaskets. They can apparently take up to 1/16" header warp. Perfect. Remflex on the left, obx gasket on the right...

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Also adding a set of power fold mirrors to the truck. Got all the wiring figured out, now I just need to have some paint work done to the mirrors. Which will get done when I get the set of glassworks fenders painted that I'm picking up in a few days.
 
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:41 PM
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Dropped my new mirrors off at my uncles paint shop. Full ptm with my recon signals installed. Only the one picture of them now. Going on in the morning.

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Also gonna get these test fit!

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Glassworks fenders, picked them up for 500cad. Steal of a deal!
 
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:11 AM
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Got them installed! Really going to have to get some better pictures soon...

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Old 02-12-2017, 10:24 AM
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Mirrors look great!
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:52 AM
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Man its been while. Haven't done a whole lot other than maintenance. Actively searching for raptor lowers. Going to be ordering a set rpg uppers and steering heims. Dirt king extended cv shafts. Already have a set of take off shocks, with the rears installed. Finally reinstalled the glass, and trimmed the front bumper. Going to sling some paint this spring.


 
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:36 PM
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I see Raptor take off stuff from time to time on Facebook

Glad to see you're still around
Oh, you should drop by and check out my Coyote swap build thread (link in signature)
 
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:25 PM
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Patman, that's quite the project you have going on there. Always figured it would be easiest to swap from a donor truck with all the harnesses intact. I currently have a 6.2 out of a '12 sitting, got it for nothing. Unfortunately finding a donor has not been easy for the rest of the parts needed.

I know of a guy swapping a 5.0/manual out of a mustang into an 06 reg cab 2wd as well. Going to be quite the rig when he's done.
 
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It is definitely becoming a more popular swap with more aftermarket support which should make for easier swaps in the future
 
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Not sure if you're 4x4 or not, but if you plan on staying 4x4, you'll need a front axle out of a newer expedition or f-150 to run the raptor CV shafts. The input flange on the newer front axles is different, so you'll need a new crush sleeve to swap the input flanges. (04-08 is u-joint, 10+ is cv style)
 
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Yes I was aware of that. There are a few different alternatives to swapping the whole axle though. Dirt king makes extended shafts, as well as rpg for our years of trucks. They are about 500 a set I believe. I plan on getting those, as well as new cv's for the truck as mine are still original.

I have found a few wrecked raptors on a few different salvage websites from around here. Unfortunately they are all going for too much money 10-20k Cad, even for completely wrote off ones (rolled with absolutely no cab left).

Also, I have a buddy that has a 12, he's the reason I have all the oem take off parts in the first place. I do all the work on his truck for his take off parts. He is going to be updating his upper/lower control arms here soon.
 
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I considered the RCV route, but figured having standard CV shafts would be better in the event that I need to replace one down the road. I believe the OEM raptor shafts were about 180USD. The front differential was from a 2012 expedition and had the matching 3.55 gears that I needed. Cost was $150USD if I remember correctly.

Upper control arms, ball joints, and outer tie rods were all purchased new. I believe my inners mated to the raptor outers, but I had to cut off about an inch and use a die to lengthen the threads. My lower control arms were purchased used from a shop out west that does pre-runner stuff. I believe i located them using the fordraptorforum.com garage sale page. $225 shipped i think.
 
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Good reasoning for the axle swap. I never really looked at it that way as far as future cv replacements. I guess because I haven't had an issue with mine in 220,000km.

I have a set of raptor take off tie rod assemblies, planning on using as mock up for mine. They will be purchased new, or I will get an aftermarket set with heims from rpg. I will also be getting a set of gen 1 rpg uppers from my buddy as he's getting a set of the gen 2 rpg uppers.

I've got part numbers for all the factory parts, and may just check a local stealership for prices on new lowers.

Also in the market for new wheels/tires. My current set up of 20x10 -24 and 295/60/20 wont exactly work out for the direction I'm taking the truck. Looking for a set of 18's and 35's with plans on 37's once I regear down the road.
 
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I finally put on rear spacers to make the back match the front (track width). Looks a lot better, but now i just look like one of them stance boys. Rear fenders are rusting out, so glass bedsides/fenders may be in the future. my 20" wheels will probably get sold off for some 17 or 18" wheels and 37" tires. I know what you mean about 20's not fitting the look you're after. I have 4.88 gears, just need the rebuild kits. basic kits are $120 (shims and a crush sleeve basically), the complete rebuild kits are $350 i think, so thats $700 to rebuild both axles.... Wish more guys built these trucks more hardcore so the parts would come down in price. Dana 60 and Ford 8.8 total rebuild kits can be had for $100. I'd also love to throw a lunchbox locker in the rear, but none exist. So i'll be rebuilding the trac-loc as well ($140). I'm not spending the money on a selectable when I have a designated offroad toy already and this truck only sees maybe 2000 miles/year (snow and hardware store trips). I have a ton of house projects to complete to get my house on the market, so most truck work is on hold for now. I will live vicariously through you.

What are you doing about the factory fender flares? Doesn't seem like they will mount to the fiberglass fenders.
 
 


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