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Project Shamu
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Hey guys, my birthday is coming up, and my b*tchin wife got me a new to me truck/project.

Its an 83 F150 w/ a 5.0. The local tow yard by my house has had it out on the street for sale for 4 months, and I always drove by it saying that it looked so bad ass. So she surprised me and bought it and brought it home today.

Now I know its not a diesel tho, so I guess I'll keep this build to myself... :grin:

 

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Native Texan
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Hey guys, my birthday is coming up, and my b*tchin wife got me a new to me truck/project.



Its an 83 F150 w/ a 5.0. The local tow yard by my house has had it out on the street for sale for 4 months, and I always drove by it saying that it looked so bad ass. So she surprised me and bought it and brought it home today.



Now I know its not a diesel tho, so I guess I'll keep this build to myself... :grin:



you keep it to ur self and we will whin and pout about it. nice looking truck.

Give it to Mikey. He won't eat it he hates everything. Hey Mikey!! He Likes It.
 

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Native Texan
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And happy old farts day.

Give it to Mikey. He won't eat it he hates everything. Hey Mikey!! He Likes It.
 

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nice birthday present.
you can alway swap a diesel and 5 speed into it
 

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Project Shamu
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nice birthday present.
you can alway swap a diesel and 5 speed into it
Not in Cali... trust me that was my plan. But this F150 falls in class 1D, whereas the 7.3 was only produced in class 2 trucks, so Cali won't allow the swap...
 

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Project Shamu
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Ill actually probably end up putting a 7.3 in it, and make it and offroad/sand truck in the future, who knows.

For now, clean it up and drive it.
 

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Cool, that would be fun to tinker with
 

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Project Shamu
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83, the worst year for smog equipment it seems like. This thing is a mess lol.

Good news, no rust anywhere, and it does run and drive, battery I think is toast, or the alternator, because it's super hard to start, but once started it seems to run good. The muffler looks like it's been shot with a .22 about a dozen times. The power steering doesn't work, but I think it's because the PS pump reservoir is dead dry...

Work in progress...

 

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Man pics like that make me happy I don't live in cali.

Give it to Mikey. He won't eat it he hates everything. Hey Mikey!! He Likes It.
 

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Project Shamu
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Thinking about stripping all the smog equipment and getting a hot smog...
 

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Love it. Blue oval for life.
 

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We're thinking the "Mistress" so far, cuz I feel like I'm cheating on Shamu with it.
 

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It needs a junk yard 7.3 turbo and a burn out video.
 
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