1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Dentsides Ford Truck
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Looks like a cool mount - can't wait to see how you attach it to the truck.
*edit* that last post came in before I hit reply on this - looks like a cool setup!
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Thanks, its 24" wide so i will probable notch the crossmember gussets and inset it into them close to the crossmember, then burn it in there.... i'm hoping that leaves me with a good set up fo all three drive shafts.
I also got my parts front clip home that is holding the rad i want to use, and the mint grill i want to use as well. After alittle inspection i decided that i will use the rad support, the rad, and the grill. I will use my original inner fenders and fenders i think.
Heres my original. the truck is a 77 but the previous owner converted it to the 79 grill...
well, more progress made... my buddy and i pulled the truck ot of its tent and began installing the T-case... I notched the crossmember gussets to fit my 24" wide plate in, then I took two pieces of heavy wall 1"x1" square tubing and welted them to the underside of the crossmember. The next job was welding the mounting plate to the 1" tubes. I measured from the plate to the rear axle to be sure that it was square (not that this matters because the driveshafts would allow for misalignment). Then i burned her in there. the next hurdle was lifting the heavy t-cse into place. This would have been not so bad if my floor jack hadn't screwed up the day before. So it was bench press time....after alittle sruggling, the 4 bolts slid in and there she was.
After a couple of well deserved beers we began to check out our final poduct. At a first glance the case appeared to be hanging pretty low. Atfer a few measurements on my 77 F250 highboy (reg cab, long box, 460, C6, and the divorced t-case is in its stock location) thats sitting in my backyard, my case was only 1" lower than the stock location...sweet.
i then began to take some driveshaft measurments. My front DS will be around 50" long, the rear is 58" long, and the input shaft will be around 18" long.
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