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You will have to fab a transfer case shifter mount if you use a non-highboy transmission. The shifter mounts are on the transmission case at the tail. I remember that being a problem for me at one time. My '76 has a 460/C6 from a '73 Lincoln, so there was obviously no provision for a transfer case shifter on it!
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I've heard that the '67-'72 crew body fitted to a '73-79 crew chassis doesn't fit exactly, and that you have to fudge the gap between the cab and frame. Has anyone had experience with this? I know that the frame rails are wider on my '77 so I'll have to drill new holes in the bed, but this gap might look goofy, I'm afraid.
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I've heard that the '67-'72 crew body fitted to a '73-79 crew chassis doesn't fit exactly, and that you have to fudge the gap between the cab and frame. Has anyone had experience with this? I know that the frame rails are wider on my '77 so I'll have to drill new holes in the bed, but this gap might look goofy, I'm afraid.
67-72 crewcab short = 149" 73-79"" = 150"
not much to fill a 1" gap. Wide frame = rear tank HMMMM

That 400 with Aussie heads and roller cam sounds like a motor for a lightweight car or a 2wd pickup, definitely not for a heavy Bronco or crewcab.

Go with the big block's torque and don't build it for rpms.
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I got a CC question... I'm taking a late '70s (I think '78 or 9)CC body off, and going to install a regular cab ('78) in its place. (Don't get yer panties in a wad! I'm doing this to acquire the CC body!) Is there a difference in frame width on these years? (I don't have the CC home yet, so I can't put a tape to it. All this talk of frame widths makes me wonder. Not going to keep me from doing it, I'd just like to know ahead of time, so I can prepare. The CC is going to be mounted on a totally different frame, so that'll be another game all together. I just need to know for the reg. cab mounting purposes.
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Is it a 2wd or 4wd? Itf its a 4wd the frames are like a highboy up to 77.5. 77.5 adn up are jus like the regular cab f-250 4wds. If its a 2wd the frame is like the highboys no matter what year. The frame will get narrower after the cab. Why Ford did this i have no idea but they did.
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The crews rear mounts are on the outside of the frame. They dont have the crossmember setup like a reg cab.
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suicide doors have been done. There's not the greatest pics of the doors on this as they are minor compared to the rest of the build

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Eh, I dunno, sumpin doesnt sit right with me on that one.
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I dont like that front and back fiberglass. newer stuff looks like crap
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looks like somthing buck rogers would drive

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Iam with you ...from the back window up to the front pillars looks cool the rest looks like something in my sons toy box
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Has anyone ever used a new skin for front doors on the rear? I imagine there would be some fabrication at the front edge of the rear door to make the front skins match.
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Back aint too bad, but I'd use f600 fenders or somethin. The front end is just wierd.
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