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Old 11-17-2011, 02:22 PM
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"New" '71 Crew Cab 4x4

Just picked up this '71 CC 4x4 shortbed a few weeks ago in Norcal. Rig will stay in Norcal (Chico) as we currently live on Oahu, HI. Looking forward to turning it into a real driver as time and our trips to the mainland permit!

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Fresh 390 (mild cam) <5K miles
Fresh C-6 (stock) <5K miles
NP-205 xfer case
D-60 rear w/ 4.10s
D-60 king pin front w/ 4.10 & high steer w/ 1 ton ends and DOM
late 70s F-150 4x4 steering gear

Mechanically she's runnin' purdy strong. It's got a Holley 600cfm 4bbl on it now w/ edelbrock intake that I can't stand. I've got a great running Q-jet w/ adapter here in Hawaii I'll swap on next trip home. Other plans to start will be to update the ignition to electronic (either a Pertronics kit or Duraspark swap). Lower this beast down a few inches & go from 35" tires down to 33s. I've got a tilt column from a 78 F-150 that will go in. New grill, saddle tank, and new dash wiring coming down from OR soon that'll clean some things up and allow me to pass up a couple more gas stations before having to stop. Brakes need some attention as I'm not sure the booster is working. I did notice a leaky rear driver brake cylinder before we left so might be the culprit of the super squishy pedal. I'm toying with the idea of swapping the D-60 front out for a late '70s D-44 as it's really overkill for what this truck will see. The 60 might just find a new home in the '68 Bronco crawler I'm building right now out here.

Overall plans for this rig are to make it into a real solid daily driver/ work truck/ Early Bronco hauler. I'm gonna see how the Quadrajet carb I've got does on it but I'm also looking at putting a GM TBI setup on it. Qjet is FREE so I'm hoping for some good things.

I'll be picking your brains quite abit on this one as the FE powerplant is new to me. I've got two EBs ('69 & '68) already so I'm intimate w/ the small blocks and Ford EFI systems. The '69 is DD capable and has a strong 302 in it now w/ the Q-jet carb. Soon it'll be swapped out for a '90 mustang EFI'd 5.0 I just finished building sitting on my back porch (hence using the Q-jet on the 390 in Norcal). I'm building a '94 full roller EFI'd 5.8 right now for the '68 crawler project.

Look forward to being more a part of this board! I've toyed around on the Bronco & 6.0L forums for my other rigs for awhile and have gotten some great info for my PSD which saved me a TON of $$$. Great site!

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:43 PM
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Looks Awesome. Makes me want to keep the 69 i just emailed you pics of.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:28 AM
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Great looking crew cab I'm building a 71 f250 crew 4x4 myself right now with a 460 and a 5 speed trans behind it super duty 8" lift springs and a 79 f250 power steering setup what kind of lift kit do you have on the truck now it sits nice got any interior and engine bay pics you can post I always like seeing crew cab pics we need more of them on this site
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:37 PM
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Thanks guys. No engine or interior pics. Not a whole lot to look at. Interior is all stock (aside from the sprint car steering wheel) and in need of repair/ updating. I'd love to put some late model seats in like the ones in my '04 superduty. 40/20/40 front and the 60/40 rear w/ the fold down arm rest. As I was laying in bed last night trying to go to sleep I conjured up what I think to be the future look... Rootbeer brown on the paint, stock 16" steelies painted black w/ 285/75/r16 Goodyear Duratracs, King Ranch interior! I think I like it...
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Thanks guys. No engine or interior pics. Not a whole lot to look at. Interior is all stock (aside from the sprint car steering wheel) and in need of repair/ updating. I'd love to put some late model seats in like the ones in my '04 superduty. 40/20/40 front and the 60/40 rear w/ the fold down arm rest. As I was laying in bed last night trying to go to sleep I conjured up what I think to be the future look... Rootbeer brown on the paint, stock 16" steelies painted black w/ 285/75/r16 Goodyear Duratracs, King Ranch interior! I think I like it...
that would be awesome (expensive, but awesome) Are you to put a diesel in it?
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:27 PM
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I've pondered the idea of a diesel swap. Fact is though, the price of the diesel drivetrain, cost of the swap and current price of diesel buys a metric **** ton of GAS! I wouldn't put enough miles on this rig annually to ever make that pensil out unless I fell into a FREE 5.9L cummins w/ NV4500 attached or a 7.3 IDI/ ZF-5 combo. Besides, I've been driving my PSD now for several years and IT is a PITA to work on! I like the idea of simplicity, no smog requirements and there's something about mashin' the throttle down on that FE390 that just feels so damn good!
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just checkin out rhe crew!

Nice truck and catch you later. Rebuilding a 1970 ford crew 4wd. was sandblasting my doors this afternoon. it was -5 degrees when i finished. got to love wyoming weather. sandblasting in the winter weather and snow. hawaii doesn't really have this issue.
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-5 is shortsleeve and sandals weather in Fairbanks. It stayed at -32 all day long. My two project crews, a 70 custom and 76 XLT are under 8" of snow in the backyard.
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Nice truck and catch you later. Rebuilding a 1970 ford crew 4wd. was sandblasting my doors this afternoon. it was -5 degrees when i finished. got to love wyoming weather. sandblasting in the winter weather and snow. hawaii doesn't really have this issue.
Nope, shorts & flip flops year round here. Sandblasting sucks no matter the weather! Mine will be a slow project due to me living 2600 miles away from it but it'll get there!
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Was able to make a surprise visit to my beast this weekend for my Dad's 70th B-day! Too short to do any work on her but did make a quick junkyard run to pick up some goodies! Got a nice Reunel rear bumper for $60 out the door as well as some rear view mirrors with map lights in them for the '71 as well as my Broncos at $18 a pop. Noticed all the "new" parts piling up in the cab and bed too from the fellow enthusiasts that have brought them by and dropped off. Stock f/r leaf springs, saddle tank and hardware, grill shell/ inserts, gauge cluster/ wiring. Looking forward to actually having some time to tear into it!
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Any of you gentlemen want to sell your 4x4 crew? I'm in the market for one. Please let me know.
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Not at the moment. If my life takes a sudden turn for the serial I'll let you know!
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Well I hope your life doesn't take any such turns. But maybe you find another project that interests you more or something else you have to have and need the money for. Nice truck btw.

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Polling the audience here on a possible engine swap...

I've got a line on a '94 5.8L and E40D overdrive tranny. F4TE roller cam block, complete MAF EFI engine w/ 120K on it and runs great w/ matching overdrive auto tranny that I'm thinking of picking up with intent to swap into the '71 in place of the FE 390/C6. It all came out of a '94 F-150 4wd so should bolt right up to my existing "married" 205 xfer case.

This rig will be 90% daily driver & 10% (or less) tow rig with the tows being relatively light (one of the Early Broncos, max 6K rig on 18' car hauler). I'm thinking the modern EFI'd 5.8L will increase my MPG enough to make it worth while, ESPECIALLY with the OD tranny, yet still have plenty of grunt to do the limited towing I'll need to do. I LOVE the FE but not exactly "practical" in the DD role.

What dya'll think?

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Well, I ended up making the above deal on the engine and tranny. It'll be my "Plan B". First will be to swap out the carb on the 390 as I hate the Holley that's on it, take out the 4" lift springs that are in it and swap some stock ones back in, go from 315/75/R16 MTs to 285/75/R16 Dura Tracs & upgrade to electronic ignition. Hopefully this'll bump me up to the low double digits for MPG. If not, I'll look into "Plan B" a little more seriously...
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