"Frame off" Restoration

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can you go ahead and drop a boulder infront of my truck too? lol damn i have to say you are making out well in this deal. not to mention the truck is gonna be awesome with mid trvael and a 6.6...

might i recommend you add a cage to this truck...based on its track record lol
So it was caged. But it was more of a made for TV cage / insurance purposes. I ended up cutting it out. Was not full 360 welded in various spots, not tucked up to the headliner well, etc. would have done more harm then good so yes a cage is the next major mod.
 
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For what it's worth I know of a Raptor out here that is on it's 3rd frame (OEM and 2 replacements). So, yeah, insurance replaces frames on Raptors.
 

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Dang that's nuts! I just recently got stuck in a rock garden (exploring new trails) and managed to get it out but not without bending up the exhaust like twizzlers. Got a pretty good ding but nothing like what you got here. To be honest I'm surprised the damage isnt a lot worse in your case, especially going at speed at 65 mph. These trucks are tough. Ford tough.
 

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Progress

Forged Offroad's attention to detail doesn't go unnoticed. Even heat shrinked the band clamps on the rezis.
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Lots of extra plating at known weak points. In front of body mount where bypass mount is welded to frame, top of coil bucket, inside coil bucket, front and rear alignment tabs.

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MUCH needed HOWE PS. I think ive killed 2 or 3 OEMs.
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Can’t fit swing set and keep 4x4, correct?
Not that I’ve ever seen. And most do it with a long travel vs mid travel since your custom fabbing anyway. We’ll see how well the HOWE & SVC tie rods hold up, most have seen almost no issues with that combo and a stock rack.
 
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