1980 F100 Flareside arrives Downunder

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Gary Lewis
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Loving it, Darin!  But, isn't it amazing how just an engine swap becomes a full-blown rebuild!?!?  
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Oz Econoline/F100
Yes it is but it will only be a engine bay and drive line for now. I will leave the body to a bit later.
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Gary Lewis
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Oz Econoline/F100 wrote
Yes it is but it will only be a engine bay and drive line for now. I will leave the body to a bit later.
Famous last words.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Oz Econoline/F100
Spent the weekend doing some work in the shed and thought I'd add some more pics here of the progress.
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Gary Lewis
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Darin - It looks great!  You are ready to put the engine in.  

Blue springs?  I've only seen black.  What brand are they?
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Oz Econoline/F100
Thanks Gary! I'm going to try and put the engine in this weekend but I'm also sending the gearbox away to get rebuilt.

Different manufacturers in Australia have different coloured springs. These springs are the Lovell brand. Unfortunately there's not many people making springs for F100's anymore because there's not a great deal of them here and they're getting a bit old.
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Gary Lewis
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If you put the engine in w/o the gear box won't it be sorta wobbly?  Will you have to prop one end or the other up?
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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