Been a slow project but its gettting done as funds are available.
I started out with a 67 F-250 2wd short box, converted to a 4wd, Dana 70 rear, Detroit Locker, disc brakes, 79 Ford Dana 60 front with ARB, running Ford superduty springs front and rear, 17" aluminum wheels, 37's, 1" body lift to get a little more room.
From a 97 donor rig I've used the engine, 5 speed, t-case, hydroboost, exhaust-partial.
The valve cover is just the stock cast aluminum cover, engine still has the six individual covers under it.
I'll post some more photos this weekend of the firewall clearance.
Not sure what you are asking on making a dog house?
Here a some pictures at the firewall/tunnel. Kind of hard to see the underneath near the bell housing, but it fits no problem. I also added a 1" lift when I changed body mounts to give me a little more room.
You can see the water stains on the head in the second picture-I have a blown head gasket but will deal with that later on once everything is installed.
Cleaned out the trucks fresh air vents today. Definately the first time its ever been cleaned out as you can see from the pictures. It was full of leaves, pine needles and looks to be some seat padding that a mouse must have drug into there.
I had the entire engine rebuilt, balanced the rotating assembly with clutch, ARP head studs, hx 35 turbo/hybrid hx40 compressor wheel and housing, added a Pacbrake.
There wasn't enough room for the intercooler and ac condenser behind the grill so we went with a water to air cooler setup. Installed a complete ac/heat system for a 68-72 truck by Classic Auto Air using the stock rebuilt 5.9 compressor. The 67 trucks have push pull cables to operate the heat, 68-72 have the sliding types- so they cut and fit a cable style to the 67 dash to make it work.
Sound mat for the interior of the truck and firewall. Installed 2005 Ram truck seats front and rear, they were able to keep the rear fold up seat operational.
They are building side steps, pre runner style bumpers, custom fuel cell and drop hitch.
I'll post photos shortly, having a hard time figuring it out.