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Old 10-26-2013, 10:13 PM
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1975 F250 4x4 Crew Cab Air Cooled Diesel Found!

This truck was located here in sunny AZ. It was built for use on the Alaskan Pipe line.

Gotta be a pretty rare truck?
Conversion to a 5cyl Air Cooled Diesel was done way back when truck was new.
Documents~Paperwork came with truck.

Anyone heard of such a thing?

Seems weird to see no radiator but just a big cooling fan and shrouding, Has auxiliary heater,

Took some pics and will post them soon.

Just curious if anyone else here has seen such a thing?

3 owners until now.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:23 PM
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Seems weird to see no radiator but just a big cooling fan and shrouding.

No radiator needed in minus 20-60 degree temps.

A lot of those rigs were just left running 24/7, they rarely shut down otherwise they'd freeze and never start.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:23 PM
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Crew Air Diesel Pics

Does not seem to be much interest here but as promised a couple pics.

I first heard about his truck a year ago but did not realize until yesterday this was a Factory Ford Crew with a 5cyl Air Cooled Diesel Conversion done when truck was new.

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Old 10-27-2013, 02:25 PM
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:33 PM
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A Deutz, nice. They make some of the hardiest diesels on the planet.
I have a three cylinder Deutz in my Lincoln welder and love it.
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That thing's a beast! even has the rare low pinion D60...

How'd you come across this Alaskan rig down in Arizona?
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Its cool, different and unique, I like it right up to the part where the stack is on the side, that has to go IMO.

As far as being a "Factory Ford Crew with a 5cyl Air Cooled Diesel Conversion done when truck was new"?? I would like to see some paperwork on that, just out of interest to see what all the factory would do back then.

Since it was a truck built for Alaska and now it in Az, any cooling issues? What are you plans for it?
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To clarify. Factory Ford Crew, (build sheet found) it says 6 passenger cab on build sheet.

I do not think Ford had anything to do with the Deutz conversion. It was built for pipeline use in Alaska and the conversion I assume was either done in Seattle or Alaska. (seattle DSO)

All the books, paperwork is here along with decals for conversion etc.
Friend of mine just bought the truck. Found it sitting in a driveway a year ago and he knocked on door asked if for sale. Guy said no but took his number. A year to the day later he called and asked if he was still interested.

It was first owned by the company in Alaska (have that address and info along with original registration)

A Anesthesiologist in Seattle then bought it from ALaskan company.
It was purchased from this owner from him over 20yrs ago. It then spent some time in Montana before coming to az over 10yrs ago.

Actually pretty nice to have complete history with paperwork.

And yeah the chrome stack has got to go! LOL

Initial thought of my friend was to do a 7.3L conversion but after looking at paperwork and actually driving the truck realizing the Deutz has been in it since new . . .
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A lot of paperwork, manuals etc from new!

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Appears to be a 100hp 912
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It has a auxiliary heater system including 2nd heater under back seat. Holding tank between engine and air intake with a belt driven water pump.

This has got to be one of the rarest trucks on the planet . . .

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Pretty cool! Around 20 years back, i worked several winters at a Sierra ski resort, and they had a pair of Ford school buses converted with Marmon-Herrington 4wd components that were used to haul workers on the AK Pipeline....Big, full sized buses that required a massive amount of space to turn.....
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It then spent some time in Montana before coming to az over 10yrs ago.
I'm not responsible for the stacks, I promise.

Really cool rig! how's it fare in the hot Arizona temps?
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I'd love to own that truck, so unique but I live in Canada where temps are cooler then AZ. Weird it would end up down there, think it would overheat taking the groceries home.
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Really cool history and thanks for the pics, definitively a rare one there.

And MTHB I know you have the same stack set up on your truck, you just photo shop it out....lol
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MTHB I know you have the same stack set up on your truck, you just photo shop it out....lol
You know it Rich

Stacks can be cool when done right, but on the OP's diesel crewcab they just look ridiculous....I think he even said as much.....but that is one cool truck regardless!
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