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Old 02-28-2014, 02:12 PM
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axle and bed swap

I have a 73 f250 with a dana 35 up front with drums. found a 77 parts truck recently with a dana 44 with discs, so its time for a axle swap!! the only thing is the 73 has a rack style power steering and the 77 has a frame mounted power steering box. I would like to switch over to the frame mounted box? anyone done this?? I'm also looking to ditch the flat bed, and I have a bed for a 67-72 laying around in really good shape anyone put one of those on a 73?
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I am pretty sure the axle will swap right over and yes get the 77 inside the frame mounted steering box, it is a swap alot of folks have done.

The 67-72 bed will fit, probably have to drill new mount holes in the bed. I think the older frame is more narrow? Also isn't the truck it came off of have a cab mounted gas tank? And your 77 has a behind the axle one right, so filler neck time figure out time, maybe a inside the bed mount?

And you know the bed side "bump" will clash with the cab and front clip "dent", and some folks will have issues bla bla bla....
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the bed swap can be done but will bring up alot of issues.. maybe you could find the newer style bed that would be a direct easy to do swap and sell the bump side bed. you may come out ahead in several ways, a real nice bump side bed should sell for more than a good dent bed would cost and you can pocket the difference.... just a opinion ..
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+1 Agree with whiskey.
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+1 Agree with whiskey.
But whiskey does not agree with me, Mr Daniels is always getting me in trouble. lol

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99 Ranger 4x4, 98 Expedition 4x4, 73 Bronco Hillbilly-Bug
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rich i usually do agree with you on most things "us missouri boys have to stick together ya know" but i cant beleive you would want to see a bump side bed on a dent.. i guess i have a bump bed sitting around somewhere we could use on your red truck.. ha ha ha ha .. give alan something to do is his spare time..
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ohhh sorry rich after some thought your joke got past the fog in my head...
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cant believe you would want to see a bump side bed on a dent
Never said I WANT to see it, just trying to help a guy out, I like your idea even better, yes resale for the correct one.

A bump bed on a dent cab NO GO in my book, but sometime ya have to do what ya gotta do. Flat bed on red truck, cause I already have it.

Yes I was making a joke about the whiskey thing, good morning.
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ha ha ha rich.. i was going thru my ford truck albums but couldnt find a pic of the one i wanted.. somewhere out back i have a slickside with a dent bed on it..talk about funny looking.... but i do have a bed for your red truck even has the factory tool box..

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A bump bed on a dent cab NO GO in my book, but sometime ya have to do what ya gotta do. Flat bed on red truck, cause I already have it.
At least the fender wells don't rust out as bad.

I despise all boxes in general. I am sad to say that I have reinstalled a box on a pickup once - back when I was dumber. After that, if a box was removed, it was sold and a flatbed was installed.

Not that anybody cares.
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