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Jerry’s 86

Jerry Slagle
Just a few pics to show progress.
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StraightSix
Ooh. A fresh built 300 and a painted frame! It looks like you have done a lot already!

It also looks like you have the dual shock front end? I think that was a factory option, my bronco has it as well. Maybe someone who knows more can clarify that.
1984 Bronco, 300-6, Np435, 3.55 gears, 8.8 rear with Eaton TrueTrac, D44 TTB front, 31" tires, Duraspark II, Offy C, EFI manifolds, motorcraft 2150 1.08, No AC, 3G alternator, front receiver
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Gary Lewis
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Looks great!  And those tires tell the tale of sitting for years buried in the mud.  But the frame and engine show a great level of detail.  

Ford called that shock arrangement "quad shock", but it does look factory.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

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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Jerry Slagle
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Thanks man,
The left front fender needs replacing so I just took it off. Makes it much easier to get to the proportioning valve.
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Jerry Slagle
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Yeah that arrangement was new to me also.
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mat in tn
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it makes it much easier to do a lot of things. no better time to be certain the door hinges are top notch!
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Jerry Slagle
Excellent idea Mat, thanks.
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Rembrant
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StraightSix wrote
It also looks like you have the dual shock front end? I think that was a factory option, my bronco has it as well. Maybe someone who knows more can clarify that.
Quad shock front end and both front and rear factory swaybars too. This truck was meant to be sturdy on the road!

Don't see factory AC on the 300's all that often either, or at least I haven't.


1952 Mercury M-1 Pickup '96 5.0/4R70W swap project...
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/ 5spd. Sold.
1980 F150 4X4 Flareside. 300i6 w/ 5spd. Sold in 2021.
1980 F100 4X2 Flareside. 351w/2bbl w/NP435. Sold in 1995

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Rembrant
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mat in tn wrote
it makes it much easier to do a lot of things. no better time to be certain the door hinges are top notch!
Yup, door hinges, and clean out the "duck-bill" cowl drains! They get all plugged up with dirt and debris after a while. Clean them out and then run some water down the cowl to flush them out.


1952 Mercury M-1 Pickup '96 5.0/4R70W swap project...
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/ 5spd. Sold.
1980 F150 4X4 Flareside. 300i6 w/ 5spd. Sold in 2021.
1980 F100 4X2 Flareside. 351w/2bbl w/NP435. Sold in 1995

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Gary Lewis
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Rembrant wrote
Don't see factory AC on the 300's all that often either, or at least I haven't.
Might that have something to do with where you live?
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

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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Rembrant
Gary Lewis wrote
Rembrant wrote
Don't see factory AC on the 300's all that often either, or at least I haven't.
Might that have something to do with where you live?
YES! hahaha, of course...but my point was that usually when trucks are "optioned-up" with AC, they also usually have V8's. Most Lariats and XLT's are not 300/6 trucks.

The only Bullnoses with AC in Canada are the ones that were imported from the southern US in recent years lol.
1952 Mercury M-1 Pickup '96 5.0/4R70W swap project...
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/ 5spd. Sold.
1980 F150 4X4 Flareside. 300i6 w/ 5spd. Sold in 2021.
1980 F100 4X2 Flareside. 351w/2bbl w/NP435. Sold in 1995

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Gary Lewis
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Yes, I understood the point - many of the trucks with the 300 six were base trucks and, therefore, w/o A/C.  
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

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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Jerry Slagle
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Hey thanks for the heads up. I’m not sure I would know what you were talking about without the red circle. I knew I was in the right place. Not sure how this truck was ordered as we are the second owners. We’ve had it for 20 years and 15 of that it sat idle. Slowly but surely it will be back on the road again. That fender will prolly be the last thing to go back on.
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Jerry Slagle
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We’ll I thought I’d save a little money and bend my own brake lines. It’s amazing how many bends are in those things. Maybe I’ll get the front tomorrow.
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Gary Lewis
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Yes, those things have a bunch of bends in them.  But yours look good.  

I bought pre-bent tubing and still had to re-bend it to make it fit.  So you are money ahead to do your own.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

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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grumpin
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Looks nice!
Dane
1986 F250HD SC XLT Lariat 4x4 460 C6 Sold
1992 Bronco XLT 4x4 351W E4OD
1998 Suburban LT K2500 454 4L80E
1998 GMC Sierra SLE K1500 350 4L60E
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 3.3 RE4R01A
Oregon
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Jerry Slagle
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Thanks,
Not as nice as I had expected though. I’ve got 3 hairs left and just about pulled those out!!
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Jerry Slagle
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Thank you sir!!
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Jerry Slagle
Well all brake lines are finally in, new booster and master cylinder.
Brakes bled and all connections leak tested…………….and tested again!!
Next!!
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grumpin
Good job! Looks nice!
Dane
1986 F250HD SC XLT Lariat 4x4 460 C6 Sold
1992 Bronco XLT 4x4 351W E4OD
1998 Suburban LT K2500 454 4L80E
1998 GMC Sierra SLE K1500 350 4L60E
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 3.3 RE4R01A
Oregon
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