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Wolf in sheeps clothing F150 to Lightning Conversion (Pix & Vid)

Discussion in 'Pics and Videos Buffet' started by NinoAvila, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. NinoAvila

    NinoAvila Who's awesome....YOU ARE! Established Member

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    My brother-in-law has always wanted a project of his own. My sister has her fox but he's never had anything to call "his own". Well all that changed when someone offered him a $1,000 "total loss" lightning that was at a tow-company. The guy never claimed it so it got sold. There was blood coming out of the passenger door key-hole, the interior was a mess. The truck had a few thousand miles on the clock. Everything was bone stock and showed no signs of modification down to the paper filter!! He lucked out.

    Many were skeptical but he's got some patience and some pretty crazy skills. Seeing this makes me feel that much better about my car. He was the one who put everything back in and tuned it after the "big fiasco" at the local dyno.

    He took everything he could out and placed it in his F150. Tranny, Rear, suspension, Engine and Interior (including main wiring harness & instrument cluster!!). Talk about dedication

    Enough yappin', I give you "FRANKEN-LIGHTNING":

    The donor 01 Lightning:

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    The recipient F150:
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    And the vid:
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    Hats off to my bro-in-law. It's been a long road, but he's finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel! Just needs exhaust, fan shroud and a good tune. He's already got a 6lb lower but he's going to run it like this til he gets the chance to tune it right.

    His site (still a work in progress):
    http://www.diagnosticspecialists.com

    -N
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2008
  2. dbmach12004

    dbmach12004 SuperStar Established Member

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    Tell your brother-in-law that he did a good job...now..can he put one in mine???
     
  3. CaliSS2001

    CaliSS2001 New Member Established Member

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    WOW thats soo cool! Great work!
     
  4. Mr Incredible

    Mr Incredible Member Established Member

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    I always liked the idea of an extended cab lightning. Looks pretty good.
     
  5. FineLineMtrSprt

    FineLineMtrSprt I like bacon! Established Member

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    Cant hear the blower..kinda odd. Not a bad job though. Most def.. different being a long bed.
     
  6. NinoAvila

    NinoAvila Who's awesome....YOU ARE! Established Member

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    Yeah, it's pretty much all stock for now. I'm sure when he tunes it and puts a few bolt-ons, the blower will sing :)

    -N
     
  7. xonecrazyx

    xonecrazyx New Member Established Member

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    cool toy . nothing like making a sleeper
     
  8. Raymond

    Raymond slower than you Established Member

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    Holy crap that is amazing, tell him he did an awesome job! (though I'm sure he knows that haha). I also just read through your website about the Cobra, sorry to hear you had to go through that. I only skimmed through most of it though, is the car back in working order now?
     
  9. straightliner1

    straightliner1 Active Member Established Member

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    Blood coming out of the pass side keyhole? WTF was that from?
     
  10. F8LBITEva

    F8LBITEva Alexis Texas' #1 fan Established Member

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    cool project mang!
     
  11. DTSVT03

    DTSVT03 Why try? Established Member

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    That is absolutely awesome!!!! Thumbs up to your bro in law
     
  12. Zincvert03

    Zincvert03 Banana Rocket Established Member

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    Is that a long bed?! :eek:
    Nice, I would love to terrorize some people with that thing.
     
  13. 01svtL

    01svtL Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Let's kick you in the face and see if you don't bleed! The Lightning lost its life man! :rolling:
     
  14. DALLASRACING

    DALLASRACING New Member Established Member

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    Nice project!
     
  15. Speedylifsavr

    Speedylifsavr Active Member Established Member

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    sweet conversion . Talk about a sleeper .

    block off the silencer holes in the blower , that thing will sing!
     
  16. RareYellowAsp

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    Damn,...and I was proud of myself because I installed my own Vortech. The SVT Gods are surely pleased. LOL
     
  17. Paulinator

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    nice project my friend joey did same thing with his truck
     
  18. venomous

    venomous snapping like a squirrel Established Member

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    My buddy Danny down in Pensacola did the same 5-6 years ago. He went by Danoid on NLOC. He is a body/paint guy, truck has a sweet burgandy/grey color on it. Nice to see this is still being done. Sweet conversion with the ext cab.
     
  19. MattP 343

    MattP 343 New Member Established Member

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    Is that the same Joey with the S14/240?
     
  20. Cichlids

    Cichlids I8ASRT10 Established Member

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    Nice project
     

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