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Old 03-15-2013, 12:53 AM
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My 78 F250 Resto so far

Here's a bunch of pictures of my Ferd, it's a little more together right now, at least getting there, you guys know how it is




































































































Hurricane prep...


much better bed


the plastic insert broke


made a aluminum one


fiber glassed that sucker


everything that could have been shot in this axle was...



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Old 03-15-2013, 07:40 AM
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Nice. I'm in the same process myself. I didn't take my '78 250 apart as much as you, that's a lot of hours you've put in. I like the last pic....luckily we had a pavilion added onto our barn so i've had the luxury of parking it under there where its out of the weather a lot more. Good luck!
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Nice looking project. My box floor looks just like yours did, I'll be rebuilding/ welding in a flat floor in mine when the snow finally leaves
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Lookin' good! Lot of time in that puppy...Looks like a 4" or better body lift there?
A bit squirrely around corners?
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:00 PM
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yeah, got quite a bit of time in the Ferd, I got a set of 37's, they are on the back now, I just painted the inside of my front clip, I have to paint my front axle, press in new drive shaft u-joints, bend new front brake lines, and put my 73-77 grille on the truck and it'll be good to go. Just have to bolt up the front clip and bed. Filthy Beast-It's a 3 inch body lift on top of the 4inch suspension, definitely gonna be interesting around corners haha
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:54 PM
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Who did the rearend swap? That rearend isnt stock. Looks like a semi float 60. Weaker than the stock fullfloat 60.
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Lookin Nice!
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Tomfrench,

What spring did you put on the rear? I was noticing the shackle angle on the passenger side. do you feel the springs are a little short? or do you think it will straighten up with more weight added?

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Nice thread !! on your pic of the transfer case are the brackets and rubber assembled correctly? Oh I see you just have it sitting there, no crossmember or frame to transfer case bracket .. Never mind Keep up the good work
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Thanks for all the feedback guys, hopefully i'll be firing it up next week for the first time in a while

Crazyredneck- I didnt swap out the rear axle, what's there was there when i got it. I guess i find out how heavy duty it is when I take it in the woods!

Chris989- I also didn't pick those springs out, i just cleaned up the ones that were on there. They sat at a good level before i tore the truck apart
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Nice trUck
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Little more progress this weekend. Still have some stuff to figure out with the wiring. I'm trying to get everything hooked up, it was all pretty rigged when i got it as was everything else on it.



















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Look good!! But, I have a question, its a F-250 but the front of the frame has the F-150 "Bull horns" for the front bumper, did you cut some off on a F-150 and put them on your truck?
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