I've been debating for a while if I should keep track of my truck build on here. I have more friends here than the truck forums I'm in and I'm sure you guys will appreciate the work I have put into it. And seeing that there is everything from Subarus to Jeeps on here another Ford won't be out of place (not knocking you other guys, rock on lol). Here's a little background on it: My dad bought it new in December of 92 (rhyme). It's a 93 XL, 2wd, 4.9L with 5 speed. It was originally charcoal grey, with silver painted wheels and front bumper, and a white diamond plate work-truck rear bumper. A few years after he got it, a guy who detailed it ruined the clearcoat, so for the next probably 10 years of its life it was a flat grey color and just became an all-purpose truck...hunting, fishing, work/haul, etc. When I became old enough to learn how to drive, it became mine, and I was instantly bitten by the mod bug. The truck had remained mostly stock throughout most of its life. I had dreams of repainting it back the original color and one day swapping a different motor in it. Over the next couple years I got to learn a lot about vehciles through that truck, and had my first wreck also...a small fender bender in which i busted a headlight and my grille. I worked to replace the grille and headlights but still wanted more. We didn't have the money to pay a body shop to do all the work, so dad told me I needed to learn a little about sanding and body work. I spent a ton of time wet sanding it and finally got a buddy of mine from the body shop to come to my house and prime it for me. At that point I was still in high school and still trying to convince my dad to let me lower it, which he was strongly against. After graduating and saving up money from work, I was finally able to win my old man over. Up until that point the only thing he let me change was an aftermarket CD player and a set of chrome stock rims and roll pan. I started with a Belltech flip kit, shackles and air shocks, and by then had also changed to a set of Cragar SS wheels. The factory bench seat later got ditched for a set of Eddie Bauer buckets with center jump seat. The front finally came down with a set of Belltech I-beams and cut factory coils. The front changed to a Carriage Works cut out billet grille, smoothie bumper with fog lights, clear headlights, and a Cervinni's ram air hood. Shortly into my first year out of school, I made a rookie mistake and let the truck overheat, resulting in a blown head gasket. Out came the old straight six for an overhaul. Really wish I had spent some more time on that but I'll get to that later. After that I drove the truck every day until February of 2011 when I upgraded to my 08, and since then I have only driven it a handful of times . I know I left out a few details but that's the basics of this project. My goals of the truck have always been pretty simple: Slam it on its face, get a nice set of wheels and a fresh paint job, and one day put a V8 in it. Lately more and more of my friends have been asking why I don't drive it and urging me to get it back on the road, and it's finally gotten to me enough to light the fire under my ass that I needed for a while! My upcoming plans for the truck are to finally get my Lightning wheels on, get it back running, and do a little clean up under the hood. When we rebuilt the 6'er, we were in a rush to get me back on the road and didnt spend any time on making it look better under the hood. I plan on taking the intake back off and repainting it and all of my accessory brackets, cleaning up some vacuum lines and wires, and repainting the fenders and firewall, then start working on repainting the rest of the truck (finally). Hope you guys will like it, as it's kind of an eye sore even I'll admit...white hood, black bumper, grey grill, primered body, etc. lol. I'll get some pics up in the next post, as well as a list of mods.