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its snowing so thought i would start a build thread todad... found a clean 72 crew long bed f350 and snagged it for about $2000.
got her all torn down. cabs getting cleaned up and in primer. got the frame blasted this last week. and tore off all the two wheel drive junk yesterday. and the high pinion king pin sitting under it. picking up the powerstoke springs on monday.
and found this truck last weekened its so clean i almost feal bad about tearing it apart. 1962 camper special 352 auto has 52k original miles. factory ac that still works. been sitting in a barn or garrage for 40 some odd years the trans was rebuilt a year or so ago. the inside is as clean as the outside. picked it up for a $1000 gonna switch the front clip, and the bed im gonna leave the cab alone and put the front clip and bed off the 72 back on it and resell it...
I have only been at it for about three weekeneds. its slow but its commin along. hope everyone likes it.
ya for sure. i was gonna start today but im gonna use powerstoke spirngs and i dont know total length so i will get them tomorrow and get going. the axle just is stiing under the frame as of today where it should be
i think you may have your years mixed up either the crew cab has had its front clip replaced with another one at some point or it isnt the year youve been told it was eirher way that is not the 72 style front end i think thats the 67 or 68 grille also the single cab isnt a 62 either 62 was a toally different body style nice project you have going im building a 71 crew cab 4x4 now i actually just dropped the 12v cummins and trans in it today for the first time. are you using the 99-04 super duty springs? if so any lift or stock height keep the pics coming looks like you have a pretty solid cab to start from mine was rusted out
oops sry, miss print. ya you are correct... the single cab is a 67... and the 72 is actually a 72, the origianl owner had got into a fender bender and had replaced the passenger side fender and grill. this cab is so clean its amazing... no rust at all. thats why i gave the two grand for it. the out side of the bed was really clean but the inside had stress cracks everywhere. and the flore looked like a roller coster from the heavy loads i assue. the rear spring pack in this thing made me laugh as well. 15 srings including overloads. you can jump on the back and just the tires give. kinda funny. sry for the miss-print. and yes running 99-04 superduty fronts. I pick them up tomorrw. Im getting pretty excited...
you know it could have been his... i bought it from a kid in spanish fork ut. he bought it from the original owner that brought it form cali a few years ago... i should have taken more picks before it went to my buddies shop. but it was super clean. thats why i jumped on it when i seen it. and ya i read the build you did on your springs last night. looks like you did a great job. i appreciate the close ups and write you did bronco. do you have a pic of your truck all put together. i would love to see some. thanks guys.
My crews been on hold due to other projects so I haven't updated my thread yet I scratched the idea of using the sd leaf mounts and built my own crossmember and leaf mounts in the front the front suspension is done this week I hope to start on the rear suspension while I wait for a welder to do my engine crossmember and motor mounts ill get some pics up soon I've been busy with a lot lately
you said about the rear leafs on yours being stiff this is mine ill be tackling this week just shows how rusted this thing is rear leafs with cinder block in between the overlload leafs and one spring pack is completely snapped
ha ha thats funny thats exactly what mine look like... and you said your doing sd in the rear right? i thought about doing that as well but still kicking it around. the 86 to 93 dodge trucks are almost the exact same as the rears on the 72 f 350. there the same eye to eye. and eye to pin is almost perfect, there a quarter inch wider so about two and a half, but i think there going to work. that way i can leave the hangers alone and just run dodge spring. they will be plenty tuff enough and ill have air bags in the any way. just a thought i figured ide throw it out there. got my fronts today and set them on there. i think there gonna work great.
Yea I got the SD rears to ill be running I decided on them because they are longer then the ones that are on it now which will make a better ride and not be as stiff also because I can move the mounts around to give me the right height if needed they are 3" wide I don't want to use any blocks all spring for me what brand of SD leafs did you get and what amount of lift
i went the procomps cause i had a hook up. and i went the 6 inch. thats a good point. like i said i havent figured out witch direction im gonna go on the rear just yet. but ill be watching your build for sure. thanks for the info for sure. im worried its gonna be to big. i want to barly be able to stuff a 37 under it. if not smaller. i want a pulling truck. after i get this girl rollin im gonna start lookin for fith wheel.
6" should be good then I know on stock highboys you can run 35's no problem 38's rub some I've seen people run 40's on stock springs but its tight I want to run 40's or 42's when mines done this will be my daily driver and towing truck I went with 8" skyjacker all around with the cummins in the front dropped an inch give or take alittle I got some pics ill put up of the install backyard mechanics style of putting in an engine ill try updating my build thread
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