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2003 Lariat Super Crew "Husker Larry"

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Introducing our old new truck

2003 Lariat. Plans are 295 AT tires, Come up with coilover conversion , Nav stereo with cameras.

As for now

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Turdle

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Torsion bars woes plague these things also. Woe woe woe--

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So, I used up a few wire wheels and some rustoleum rust repair stuff

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The front skid looked good but I wanted it to look more modern so I took it off

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Powdercoated it silver

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So far I have tried 2 local yards, and 5 yards from Arizona to Wyoming via car-part dot com with all of them replying they cannot remove a set of torsion bars for me because they are rust fused into place. Ford does not sell them any longer referring them as obsolete.

Not even kidding. My aftermarket searching skillz have failed to find a viable fix for this.
 
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well, if i can remember, i am sure i can find some working at a scrap yard. they sometimes toss me in the back in what is called "fluid extraction" building. which means i process all vehicles that people bring in. that also means its real easy for me to pull parts because there are 2 lifts that i use.
is there a certain year they have to be, or is there a number on them that i can go off? im not saying i will find them today or tomorrow but eventually.
 
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well, if i can remember, i am sure i can find some working at a scrap yard. they sometimes toss me in the back in what is called "fluid extraction" building. which means i process all vehicles that people bring in. that also means its real easy for me to pull parts because there are 2 lifts that i use.
is there a certain year they have to be, or is there a number on them that i can go off? im not saying i will find them today or tomorrow but eventually.
Thanks a bunch Tim . I really do appreciate the offer but I wouldn't wish this on anyone. They are not like our explorer bars. Much difficult. 3 crossmembers in the way so 2 of em have to come out which means supporting the transmission. , this is just to see if you can get a good enough whack on em. Youtube shows a lot of issues when guys are just trying to install index keys. Lift kit installs usually involve removing crossmembers, then the t bar cross member, bars and control arms as a single assembly unit , setting it aside to install the brackets and stuffs-

it's in the 1997-2003 4x4 group, spring code 6 ( 2wd uses coil springs)
 
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And then 285's happened.
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had an accident, needed a wheel and decided what the heck , went ahead and got 2 new wheels so we could do a 5 tire rotation and have full sized matching spare. Second wheel took a bit longer so were waiting on the mobile tire shop to come back today.
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