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Author Topic: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150  (Read 401234 times)

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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1485 on: May 01, 2024, 07:09:00 PM »
I can’t begin to fathom how many hours you have in to this truck.  Where do you find the time.  I feel like I need an extra four hours in the day so as it is.  Two more hours to get things done e and two to get more sleep. 


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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1486 on: May 02, 2024, 12:54:44 AM »
I think two things help me out with being able to find time. One is working from home. I have no commute and the kids are usually out of the house by 7am. This and my lunch time give me a couple hours. It’s also fairly easy for me to get away from my desk a couple times a day and use the time to clean up the garage or tackle a 10 minute job or maybe some organizing.

The other is that I will often work late into the night. I can get a lot accomplished from 8:30 to midnight or 1 am.

I guess a third would be having an awesome wife. I let her know what the plan is and always do the best I can to prioritize family as needed. Like last week Ollie wanted to go for a couple evening bike rides. I just set the truck stuff aside and we would go riding for a couple hours.


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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1487 on: May 02, 2024, 12:57:33 AM »
Today I got the grill painted, running board brackets painted and the front end back together.

Unfortunately, when I went to open the garage door, the spring snapped and the door wouldn’t open. Took me a minute to figure out it was the spring and now have to manually open until I find some time to get parts and fix it.







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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1488 on: May 02, 2024, 03:29:55 AM »
Lookin mint! 

I had my garage door spring break on me last year.  It was my oversized door so it was commercial rated and no one would sell me a spring because of liability issues.  I think it was $400 to have it replaced.


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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1489 on: May 03, 2024, 01:11:09 AM »
Kids were up late, so didn’t get to the interior tonight. Running boards assembled and re-installed, wheels removed and wheel wells cleaned. I’ll likely rattle can a few spots in the morning to clean it up a bit. Checked the psi in the shocks and surprisingly, they were all within 10% of 200psi after a couple years. Center caps re-installed on wheels after they were scrubbed.

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. Gotta do the full interior, under hood and bed details. Exterior wash will be last. Gotta clean the shod plates and re-install too, but that shouldn’t take long.








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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1490 on: May 03, 2024, 07:31:54 PM »
Jack stands match the truck nicely.  But that little rolling seat needs some love.  Haha


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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1491 on: May 04, 2024, 03:33:36 PM »
Ha, that seat is just custom thanks to my little girl and a roll of tape.

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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1492 on: May 05, 2024, 06:46:55 AM »
Looks awesome!

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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1493 on: May 05, 2024, 11:32:33 AM »
Hard to believe it’s 10 years old.  Looks great!

What’s under the front end?  Looks like a garbage bag.


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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1494 on: May 05, 2024, 11:40:53 AM »
Yeah, it was a garbage bag. Everyone had to have one or something under the engine, didn’t matter if you leak or not.

It did pretty good. I was up for best in class and lost to this beautiful ‘76 body off restoration.




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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1495 on: May 08, 2024, 04:54:57 AM »
Yeah, it was a garbage bag. Everyone had to have one or something under the engine, didn’t matter if you leak or not.

It did pretty good. I was up for best in class and lost to this beautiful ‘76 body off restoration.




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That truck is in a way different lane.  Beautiful though.  I love that truck.  I couldn’t be upset losing to that. 


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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1496 on: May 08, 2024, 12:37:18 PM »
I was happy to be runner up, kinda cool IMO. It was definitely a show of awards going to "who you know". The ST was rejected and couldn't even enter, but best in class ford car was a Focus ST with a hyrodipped engine cover and a body kit, lol. It wasn't even lowered or had any performance work done.
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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1497 on: May 29, 2024, 12:53:43 PM »
Got a few items up for sale from the truck already. Starting the long road to getting most of the upgrades off the truck. Only so much I can do until I decide if I'm going to swap a stock motor back in it or not.
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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1498 on: May 29, 2024, 12:57:11 PM »
Got a few items up for sale from the truck already. Starting the long road to getting most of the upgrades off the truck. Only so much I can do until I decide if I'm going to swap a stock motor back in it or not.
Maybe I asked this but I’m too lazy to go back and look.  Do you sell the motor separately if you swap them or do you keep it for a future project?  I imagine the money would go a long way towards a down payment on something new.  But my vote is build something like an Ariel Atom out of it.  Like a super sized gixxer cart. 


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Re: Slowly breaking everything - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1499 on: May 29, 2024, 01:58:42 PM »
I would actually like to keep it for future project. It would be amazing to find a 2014 RCSB Tremor and make it into a quick street truck.
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