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Old 11-16-2011, 08:38 PM
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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?
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Have you seen the dually the "Trucks" show is building on Spike? I saw an episode were they fabbed up the front clip.
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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
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:29 AM
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Couldn't tell you because mine is a 78.Try a search or start your own thread.
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:32 AM
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Any pics of your progress?
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:35 AM
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Waiting on a radiator. I'll try and post some pics tomorrow as it has come a little further since the last pics.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:47 PM
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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.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:35 PM
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Looking good wish my swap was going as fast as yours. But Iam working out doors and its only been in the high 30's
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:06 PM
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Here are the pics I promised a while back. Got the radiator and ic in for a test fit. Man the ic JUST fits. Cut off the upper brackets and adjusted (hammered) the bottom of the core support a little.

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This radiator worked out perfect.

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Going to remove it tomorrow and take it to a friend to have the in/outs reversed.

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Old 12-28-2011, 09:36 AM
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Looking good. It also looks like you did build a front hitch as well
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did you get your turbo clocked ??? if not there is a big snap ring on the back side of the intake side of the turbo remove it and it will move to what ever position you need
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Looking Great!!!! Hopefully I will be able to start my project this spring. Any idea of how many hours and how much money spent?
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Looking Great!!!! Hopefully I will be able to start my project this spring. Any idea of how many hours and how much money spent?
Got about six hours into her and three maybe four hundred bucks....
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That's it?!?! Wow!!
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Just kidding you. I figure I'll have around $4,000 possibly $4,500 into my 12v swap.

$1,500 motor and trans.
$250 radiator
$150 38 gal tank
$230 eastwoods sound mat
$200 batteries
$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)
$300-400 exhaust
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
3. radiator/intercooler
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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