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The Orca: 2012 Tuxedo Black Screw Build

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Build-Up Forum' started by TaylorF-150, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. TaylorF-150

    TaylorF-150 Full Access Member

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    I picked this truck up just over a month ago and figured it's time I threw up a build thread. The previous owner did a great job on the build of this truck, and so far I've just done a little fine tuning and personalizing.

    The truck got its nickname from a buddy that saw it not long after I picked the truck up when it still had unpainted white fiberglass fenders and said it looked like a killer whale.

    Vehicle Specs: 2012 Screw Tuxedo Black with every factory option possible. Sunroof, leather, Nav, Heated/Cooled seats, sunroof, backup/front cameras

    Current Mods:

    Suspension:

    King 3.0 coilovers w/ compression adjusters
    Camburg 1.25" uniball upper A-arms
    King 3.0 rear bypasses
    SVC 2.5" rear air bump kit

    Wheels/Tires:

    Method Grid Titanium - 17" x 8.5"
    Chief Machining flush center caps
    BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO2 35" X 12.5" X 17"

    Exterior:
    SVC Baja Smurf front bumper
    Billet Badges satin black tailgate badge

    Lighting:
    Baja Designs Squadron Pro Amber mounted on A pillars
    Baja designs Squadron Pro Amber rear facing dust light
    TCM GLX Projector Retrofitted Headlights

    Performance:
    Magnaflow Black ceramic coated cat-back exhaust

    Drivetrain:
    AFE rear diff cover
    R1 slotted/drilled rotors/pads

    Planned Mods:

    RPG tie rods
    Deavers/shackles
    PSC power steering resi + cooler
    Middle East trans cooler
    Bed supports
    AFE trans pan

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    I've got a bunch more pics to post of what I've done over the past month, and will get those up over the next few days.
     
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    Nice!!
     
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    Haha, thanks man. This build is all your fault...lol!
     
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    thanks for sharing, truck looks well sorted.
     
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    Very fitting name...good work!
     
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    After picking the truck up, I started making a few small changes to make it my own. The first order of business was swapping the OEM fenders back on. I was shocked at how easy it was to get the OEM fenders back on the truck.

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    I actually ended up liking the bronze Method Con6's more than I thought I would, but I've always wanted a set of the Method Grids in the Titanium color, so I figured I'd give those a go:

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    I managed to snap a couple suspension shots while the tire shop was working on the truck:

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    Then I got rid of the orange side mirror reflectors:

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    Next up was a bunch of little projects. The first was to get a proper rear facing amber dust light installed. The SDHQ mounting bracket is great. Such an easy thing to install.

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    Then I installed some Hella Sharptone horns.

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    I wasn't a big fan of the yellow on the horn grilles, so I shot them with Duplicolor dark shadow gray paint that I'd bought to paint my rear tailgate emblem bezel, but more on that later.

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    I was pretty happy with how the horn grilles turned out, so decided to tackle the tailgate emblem bezel next.

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    I snagged a billet badge to go on there, but need to snap a pic of that to show the finished product.
     
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    Here's the tailgate with the billet logo installed. I'm pretty happy with how it came out.

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    Next up was swapping out my SVC Baja Smurf front bumper for one without a light kicker bar off the front for a more streamlined look. I can't say enough good things about Jeff @ SVC and his customer service. I'll definitely be back there for more goodies in the near future!

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    Then I got around to installing my SDHQ A-pillar light mounts and a pair of Squadron Pros that I hung on to from my white OBS F-150.

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    And then my flush center caps from Chief Machining came in, so I got those installed.

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