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DILLARD000

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With an intent to slightly increase cooling capacity of radiator, replaced
1.5" RadiatorHoses, swapping out StockRubberHoses to new StainlessSteelFlex.
Used kit with 48" length of the SSFlex, $42 at that time from Amazon\Ebay.
Hack sawed off ~32" for UpperHose & ~16" for LowerHose, then easily shaped & routed as needed.
Kit came with RubberSleeves+ChromCovers for the ends; did not like the kits Rubber quality or Chrom look,
so made my own RubberEndSleeves from 1.5" StockRadiatorHose, did not use ChromCovers.
Doubled up the WormClamps for each connection, "Belt & Suspenders".
Sliced RubberHose pieces used to insulate new SSFlex where is was close to plastics or AC tubing.
Again intent was to increase Radiator capacity, which I beieve it did; SSFlex does also look good.
2001.Ford_Cool.Hose_Radi.Uppr_ModSSFlex.GIF

2001.Ford_Cool.Hose_Radi.Uppr+Lowr_SSFlexKit.GIF
 
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Berf

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I added a Pop N Lock PL 8250 to the tailgate so that the tailgate locks and unlocks with both Key Fob and interior door lock buttons. Also added a soft toneau cover. This allows me to put stuff in the bed, lock the truck, and walk away without worries. The tailgate lock also means I don't have to worry as much about tailgate theft.
 

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