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Old 12-23-2011, 01:00 PM
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Hey thanks guys for the input.

Lazon, the bumper is absolute toast, rusted out in the center to where it just may break in half if you stand on it.
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Well oh well. Mine is probably in the same conditon. Going to the junk yard to see if I can find on that maybe is okay. I would honestly check scrapyards and stuff first. We had an 85' with a rusted out bumper and all the ones we found were near perfect.
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Snapped a bunch of pics and will get them loaded later today.

Found some great deals on parts and have ordered
JC WHitney: rear shocks and new rear leaf hanger, shackle kit. They have free shipping right now using the promo code WELCOME.
Amazon ordered new rear upper shock mounts and a locking gas cap.

Today We need to find the best place to order a 3g alt as the one in the truck is toast. Seems like RJM has the best deal on a 95 amp. Any input here would be great.
I would recommend getting a 130 amp alternator for a 95 F250 diesel. I did that swap on mine. Its a plug and play swap, and no more dim lights when the AC, wipers, and radio are on. I got a Delco Remy at Advance Auto. The cost is nearly the same as the 95 amp.
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what we started with underneath the pretty exterior. We pulled the box and the gas tank to clean things up and give the truck another 17 years.






box is off



Mason grinding off rivet heads



Needle scaler at work, we did not find any really bad spots on the frame but is has lost a few pounds



New hanger brackets, shackles and leaf springs



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We have been using rustoleum brand rust converter then top coating with rustoleum industrial semi gloss black. Maybe not the as good as por15 or others but a major improvement and should hold up for a good while.

Will up load some more as we get them, new tank is on the way then we need to move the front.
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how the back frame looks now



cleaning up the drive shafts



from the side

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awesome job to both of you!!!

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I would recommend getting a 130 amp alternator for a 95 F250 diesel. I did that swap on mine. Its a plug and play swap, and no more dim lights when the AC, wipers, and radio are on. I got a Delco Remy at Advance Auto. The cost is nearly the same as the 95 amp.
Not trying to Hijack the thread, but do you have any more info on this swap? Will it work for other years of trucks??

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Not trying to Hijack the thread, but do you have any more info on this swap? Will it work for other years of trucks??

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look here and or do some searching for 3G

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/88...-pictures.html

We will be doing this upgrade when the back end gets finished up
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As for the alt swap.. just switch to a single wire hookup alt.. Most Aftermarket HO alt companies make them. I got mine from Mechman.com and it included a new harness to plug into factory one. My voltage is at 15.1v cold and 14.8v hot

Truck is coming along nicely! What kinda paint did you use for the frame?
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i was actually looking at the 95 F250 Diesel swap, but the 3G swap looks like it may work for another project ... thanks for that tidbit of info!
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As for the alt swap.. just switch to a single wire hookup alt.. Most Aftermarket HO alt companies make them. I got mine from Mechman.com and it included a new harness to plug into factory one. My voltage is at 15.1v cold and 14.8v hot

Truck is coming along nicely! What kinda paint did you use for the frame?
Just rustoleum rust convertor spray then rustoleum industrial semi gloss. Also using some valspar ford blue on a few items like the oil pan, shocks and whatever else he wants that color.

Thanks for the Alt info I will check out the website. We are gonna go pick around the junk one of these days.

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i was actually looking at the 95 F250 Diesel swap, but the 3G swap looks like it may work for another project ... thanks for that tidbit of info!
I believe the diesel will be a 3G also, look up oldfuelinjection.com
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Wow what a great story and thread. Thanks for sharing! Your a great father, well done. Trucks coming along nicely.
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very nice choice in stuff I use the rustoleum rust reformer and top coat it with the professional industrial black and have had great luck so far.
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