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Hockster's 2018 Raptor Build

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Build-Up Forum' started by Hockster, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Hockster

    Hockster My 45ft Bluewater Party Supporting Member

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    Starting a new build page. I dont plan on doing as much as I did with my last Raptor (famous last words huh!!! hahaha)

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    Added some rear wheel fender liners. Was going to paint but though these might be better since the paint wore off my last truck and had to be reapplied.
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    I decided not to use the BedSlide and the A.R.E Overland cap I had in my 2012. The bedslide is really is nice but it was a bit noisy over bumps, weight was too much for me to use in the new truck. Made a bolt on rack for the bed, removed the covered wood of the bedslide and installed it in the bed on the rack. Going to work out very good. I strullged to make my 2 aluminum boxes fit on the rank with winch, air tank, jack they just didnt fit so I went and bought a large plastic heavy duty box. Should work out great snoball will be the test :).


    Here is the base rack mounted to the bed bolts.
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    Here is the bedslide top I am using for the platform on top the bed rack with the installed equipment. (ya ya the tank in not mounted yet) lol.
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    Here are the boxes I used on my 2012 tehy just wont fit in this application :(
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    Had Line-X added yesterday. This should work great with my bed rack setup.

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    Hockster My 45ft Bluewater Party Supporting Member

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    So finished the be rack system gonna work great I think.
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    SO I decided to change out the bed slide wood. Glad I did cause I had a chance to add a few more thing to hold stuff.
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    All setup looks good. Hope to test it out in a few weeks.
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    Light getting installed next : ) :wizsmile:
     
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    Hockster My 45ft Bluewater Party Supporting Member

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    So started with the wiring and lights today.
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    This is the LVJ motorsportsGen2 relay mod to increase the amps for each switch since Ford thought who will ever need a 30 amp relay. lol

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    I am going to try using my old 8in Baja design amber lights. They look ok in the bumper side slots. Tell me what do ya think?


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    Finished lights and front skid color. I love the blacked out skid plate :)
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    Got to the pass through wires today. Wow what a pain its no eaiser that the gen 1 for sure. Just as much a pain but at least ya dont have to push wires through the bulkhead these are already done. :)
    They aint east to get well at least on my 2018 Scab they aint!


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    So finished the Point-1 Baja Off-road Precision GPS/Glonass Receiver with Electronic Compass and rear amber lights


    Should work nice well that the plan anyways. lol
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    Hockster My 45ft Bluewater Party Supporting Member

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    congrats on the new Raptor. Love it in white! looking forward to your build
     
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    Hmm That's what I was saying but my wife wants more mods then just simple. lol:crazy:
     
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    Looks good.
     
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    holy shit. he is alive.
     
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