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Gen1 Restore

Thread in 'General Information' started by TexST, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. TexST

    TexST Member 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I enjoy saving these trucks and making them sharp. Sad I can't make a living at it. greenhornet.jpg 40206203_10217056340550676_5249814843174682624_n.jpg
     
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    Huskyjerk78 Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Nice looking truck!
     
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  3. Paul Fithian

    Paul Fithian Member 2nd Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Looks great! I've done a few things to restore mine.
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    Nick Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    What paint did you use for the plastic trim and bumpers? I have tried two different types now and they both peeled.
     
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  5. Paul Fithian

    Paul Fithian Member 2nd Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Krylon Supermaxx satin black. Acetone wipe the part before painting.
     
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    Phil V Active Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Those are some good looking gen1 Tracs. Nice to see there are still some out there in great condition
     
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  7. Paul Fithian

    Paul Fithian Member 2nd Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Lighting upgrades, final form.
    Fithian Sport Trac1 2019.jpg Fithian Sport Trac2 2019.jpg
     
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    Mickey Luis Active Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Paul, both tail lights and headlights look great with that blacked out look. I have the same looking black headlights made by SPPC on my '03 Sport. They looked fantastic when new and fitted well. I got them summertime of 2017 from Amazon and noticed they now look hazy on the headlight portions only. They never leaked. Other clear aftermarket headlights I have had, never hazed like that and so quickly.
    I will need to replace these this Spring and wonder how yours look, and the build quality with the brand name. Thanks for the help. :)
     
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  9. Red Man from B'dos

    Red Man from B'dos Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    So for those who are unaware, my Instagram name is rally_dude. My truck is at the electrician who is a good friend of mine. It's runs. I heard it for the 1st time since I bought it. Ok so it needed a bit of help with some started fluid but it cranked up. Now to continue along this path of progress.
     
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    Red Man from B'dos Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Hey guys. Question, can anyone help here? So my truck started only with starter fluid and ran until it ran out. I did it a couple times and it sounds pretty good. Does anyone have any ideas what could be the problem? Ok so it's obvious it is a fuel problem. But how do I resolve it? Also, the inertia switch don't seem to be working.
     
  11. Yardsale

    Yardsale Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I can drop a few things to check.

    IAC valve dirty. Free and easy to clean. I use electronics cleaner and cotton swabs ("Q-Tip") to clean and follow with a drop or two of light oil where the shaft enters the solenoid. I clean it at about 30,000 mile intervals (when I change the fuel filter) or "as needed" which happened last year (hard to start and would not idle).

    Replace Fuel filter. About $20.00 and easy (with the fuel line connector tool).

    IAC valve faulty. About 20.00 to $80.00 depending on whether aftermarket or OEM, but easy. Mine is original with 275,000 miles.

    Fuel pressure and volume. Free to check.

    Electrical relating to fuel delivery.

    Vacuum leak.

    Fuel pressure regulator. I haven't heard much of these failing, but maybe.

    Fuel pump. Prices vary greatly. Kind of a pain to replace.

    MAF sensor dirty or faulty. Inexpensive cleaner 30.00 to $60.00 to replace and easy.

    That's it for now.
     
  12. Red Man from B'dos

    Red Man from B'dos Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Hi guys. 2 things. First off, please take a look at these items an confirm the price in total please. All upper and lower intake manifold seals also known as gaskets. EGR tube O ring. All fuel injector O rings. Fuel injector adapter seals. Crank case breather seal. Both sides valve cover gaskets and the O rings for the bolts for the same valve covers. PCV valve. I have a 2002 4x4 model. I was quoted a price of $247us. Is that correct?
     
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    Red Man from B'dos Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Hi guys. Secondly, I dropped the tank of my truck this evening in the rain. It wasn't as easy as I've seen in the videos on YouTube. Anyway, I got it off. Look at this. Is there something missing? It don't look like the tanks I does see in the videos. What should I be seeing? Can anyone help? Here at the pics. IMG_20190415_165509.jpg IMG_20190415_165523.jpg IMG_20190415_165509.jpg IMG_20190415_165523.jpg IMG_20190415_165532.jpg IMG_20190415_165744.jpg IMG_20190415_165509.jpg IMG_20190415_165523.jpg IMG_20190415_165532.jpg IMG_20190415_165744.jpg IMG_20190415_165509.jpg IMG_20190415_165523.jpg IMG_20190415_165532.jpg IMG_20190415_165744.jpg
     

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