Just about done with the trans cross member and front hitch/tow point/cross member. Next up I need to pull the motor back out and clean up the frame for paint. I'm really getting excited about how it's going. A little worried about where the ac condenser is going to fit. Anyone done this?
Ok I know I'm kinda late on the reply but I have a 75 supercab highboy 2wd f250 I want to put a 95 or 96 12 vlv...is it possible and if it is what does it involve..I heard there might be some slight issues with the steering linkage
Got my radiator today. Anyone doing this swap needs to check out the three row Champion Radiator. I was thinking I'd have to fab up a bunch of stuff like Chasetruck did, but this radiator bolts right up and saved me two inches or so. The price was good too.
Just kidding you. I figure I'll have around $4,000 possibly $4,500 into my 12v swap.
$1,500 motor and trans.
$150 38 gal tank
$230 eastwoods sound mat
$100 metal for cross members and motor mounts
$50 air cleaner
$160 Ford Intercooler
$1,000-1,200 drive lines, yokes and u-joints (switching to 1350)
free divorced transfer case
trading the 460, trans, transfer case and radiator for the entire a/c
I'll need to have the exhaust shop make a few bends for the air filter and intercooler fittings. I'm sure the wiring will cost me $150 or so in parts.
I've not included consumables for the welder, torches and grinders. Beer for my buddies would get purchased anyway. Oh yeah, spray paint. That stuffs spendy! I bet I have $60 or so into paint and a bunch for carb cleaner as well.
As far as hours, I couldn't tell you. I know I've spent a TON on the net learning. I wish I would have bookmarked pages and saved pics to my phone for reference. Can't tell you how nice it would be to have separate stickies with pics of how guys dealt with...
1. motor mounts
2. cross member
4. transfer case mounts
5. air cleaner
Seems like this would be super helpful as I've constantly tried to remember silly things I've read/seen the night before, only to waste an hour trying to find/figure out which thread it was on! And a 100 plus page thread (like the crewcab thread) is an absolute waste of time. Good luck trying to figure out what page Hrdrokns mounts were pictured, let alone Chasetrucks.
Good luck with your build and PM me with any questions. Always glad to help!
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