Project Fugly got underway a few weeks ago.
Plans so far:
87C10 cab on a 79K5 frame
10 bolt front 3.73
12 bolt rear 3.73
Front axle moved forward 2"
Rear axle moved rearward 3.5"
Cab moved rearward 3"
Motor moved rearward 1"
Narrowed front clip
Relocated batteries (under cab under passenger seat)
No BS under the hood
SM465/NP208 with clocking ring
Keep it under 4,000lbs fully loaded with my fat ass in it
Purchased so far:
87C10 for $125. Bought this for spider gears over a year ago. Paid for itself twice over due to all the parts I got off it. Using the cab, steering box, front clip, sending unit/pump, and motor off it on the project.
Cost towards project: <font color="green">-$125 </font color>
79K5 for $215. Bought this for all the spare parts it came with. This is why I decided to start the project. Sold $400 worth of parts off it and still have plenty left. Pretty much all that is being used on the project rig is the frame, axles, and gas tank.
Cost towards project: <font color="green">-$250 </font color>
73K20 for $100. Bought this for the flat tops and rear axle. Cost me $100 to get it home. Ended up with a good TH350/NP205 setup, a 14FF with new brakes, and a D44 with Spicer hubs. Not going to use it.
Cost towards project: <font color="yellow"> $200</font color>
Smoked 700R4/NP208 for $100. Bought this because I was originally going to run a 700R4/NP208 combo but I couldn't find a good used 700R4 for a reasonable price. Got the 700R4/NP208, skidplate, shifter, and crossmember for $100. Not going to use it.
Cost towards project: <font color="yellow"> $100</font color>
Flat tops for $25. Traded the axleshaft that was left in it for a crack-free dash for my truck.
Cost towards project: <font color="red"> $0 </font color>
Steering arm and stud kit from Sky Manufacturing for $126. Ordered a tall-style crossover arm and stud kit from Sky. $85 + $25 $16 shipping.
Cost towards project: <font color="red">$126 </font color>
Machining for steering arm on flat tops for
Cost towards project: unknown
39.5x15-15 TSLs for $700. Bought a set of 20/32" TSLs on Ford 15x14 wheels. Haven't sold the wheels yet.
Cost towards project: <font color="red"> $700 </font color>
15x10 Outlaw IIs for $80. I bought these a few years ago and ran them on my truck with another set of tires. I consider themselves already paid for but I'm including them in the total anyway.
Cost towards project: <font color="red"> $80 </font color>
SM465/NP208 for $150. I bought this setup minus bellhousing and the tailhousing is ruined. Not a great deal but I can't complain too much. Came with speedo cable, shifter stuff, and crossmember.
Cost towards project: <font color="red"> $150</font color>
SM465 hydro setup for $40. Bought this off my friend. He's going to get me another setup as this one has a small crack in the bellhousing.
Cost towards project: <font color="red"> $40</font color>
52" front setup for $110. New bushings for the springs and frame and zinc plated 5/8" U-bolts.
Cost towards project: <font color="red"> $110 </font color>
Total spent so far: $1131 (including $300 worth of stuff not being used on project due to changes).