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Old October 5th, 2010, 11:37
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Old October 6th, 2010, 23:56
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Re: Fat City Pre-Runner build

That is just friggin sweet.

I'm going to CA to pick up a free XJ this weekend and my ex said that she misses her XJ so much that she is willing to give me her SuperCrew back if I give her the XJ. Seriously thinking about it...but then I think about how much I'd spend on building the F150.
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Old October 13th, 2010, 09:24
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Re: Fat City Pre-Runner build

Been slowly working on getting the bed organized. Wanted to get the cooler mounted before this weekends desert trip...

The bed was a mess during the inaugural run and my poor Engel fridge got bang up pretty good.

I built a rack to pick the fridge up 7" which would give me the room I need to eventually mount an aluminum jack and whatever else I can fit next to it



I used quick release pins on the mounts because the rack will have to come out in order to get the spare out.






One things for sure. The 97-03's bed space is pretty limited so getting the 64qt. cooler in there was a tight fit.


Still working on tieing it down, but I think I've got it figured out...
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Old October 17th, 2010, 10:52
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Re: Fat City Pre-Runner build

Ive got the same Norcold/engel fridge, its SOOO much better than ice and a cooler. Got mine for 50 bucks off craigslist, and had to do a repaint.

Nice rack!

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Old October 26th, 2010, 14:05
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Ive got the same Norcold/engel fridge, its SOOO much better than ice and a cooler. Got mine for 50 bucks off craigslist, and had to do a repaint.

Nice rack! ]

$50!!! WOW. Thats rediculous...


Quick update sinse the thread popped up.

Got the fridge mount done. Double sheared it and figured out how to secure it.


The handles that come on the fridge are solid and stuck out to far to fit in the truck, so I made new swinging handle's.
Wish I'd painted them before the recent rains.


Secured it with cable and turn buckles. It worked great last weekend in the desert and I wanted to make it a slight pain in the ass to get out so it doesnt get stolen.


Almost ready for Baja in 2 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old December 27th, 2010, 12:51
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Re: Fat City Pre-Runner build

Since the last update on this thread we've had several desert trips, a couple trails, Pre-ran 700 miles of the Baja 1000, ran from Barstow to Laughlin to Oatman Az and back via the dirt.
About 1500-2000 fun off-road miles and 6,000 highway. My wife loves it. My daughter loves it and I couldnt really be much happier with it.

The new drive shaft and non-slip yoke have been flawless. I had the rear springs re-arched and an extra leaf added by Deaver right after the Baja trip which helped hold all the weight I have back there and seemed to eliminate most the axle wrap.

The shock hoops only had one X-tube which broke around mile 950 on the Baja 1000 course and had to be fixed then and there. Ready welder to the rescue... It's since been cut off and done with two tubes and a lot more plate work.

Shot the moon thru two cactuses at 60 mph and cleaned off both mirrors at the same time... Turns out they're semi expensive but easy to replace. Next time I'll fold them in.

Needs a cage, so that'll be coming soon.

Other than that stuff it's been a pretty solid little pre-runner and my family and especialy myself, have been having a blast with it. :beer:

Couple high lights...
San Javier Mission near Loreto, Baja Sur


Small fish camp out side Puerto Chale


Not a clue where we were for this one. Baja.


Awesome beaches just south of Muleje, Baja



Cross tube fixin in the middle of no where...
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Old December 27th, 2010, 12:52
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Found some quick sand in Ocotillo Wells. Seriously thought it was going to the bottom for a minute... Hard to explain, but pretty gnarly.


Running around in the mountains near Big Bear.


Barstow Ca. to Laughlin Nv. to watch the Rage at the River and then on to Oatman Az. to hang in the local Saloon.


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Old December 27th, 2010, 16:20
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Re: Fat City Pre-Runner build

wow, pure envy, all of it...amazing.
Glad to see your out there doing the damn thing
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Old December 27th, 2010, 20:21
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Re: Fat City Pre-Runner build

Looks great!! I think you went wheelin with Kris, in a white bronco, he frequents the Bronco forums, cool dude!
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Old December 27th, 2010, 21:58
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Looks like soooo much fun!!!
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Old December 28th, 2010, 08:33
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Your living the American dream!
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Old December 29th, 2010, 21:24
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damn that thing is just freakin awesome. wish i had places like that around here! nice work
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Old March 14th, 2011, 16:27
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Re: Fat City Pre-Runner build

Getting ready for the Baja Extravaganza.
I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how to add more weight to the truck so I mounted a compressor and a 2.5 gal. air tank over the weekend.

I started to mount it under the bed in the back, but decieded I have enough weight behind the axle as t is, so I found a void under the cab that I could stuff some parts in...








Decided to keep it uniform and mouted the coupler in the bedside next to the aux. battery switch.





I'm still going to make Hartman blow up his kayak by hand on our Baja trip though...

My little helper was stoked to be able to help in any way she could...
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Old March 14th, 2011, 18:15
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Re: Fat City Pre-Runner build

That's a sweet spot for all that non sence! What were you using before this setup?
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:03
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That's a sweet spot for all that non sence! What were you using before this setup?
Didnt have anything.
I have a Powertank but didnt want to mount it because they're so heavy...

I've never really had a need for on-baord air, but thought it would be cool to have, just in case I take the time to make a pneumatic margarita mixer or something...
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