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Factory 4wd radius arms are to short for a crew 2wd frame. Already been there.
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I do know of an 84 1 ton 4x4 for sale, cheap. Will any of these components work or is this one of those projects that just wasn't meant to be?
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There is a good supply of 73-79 trucks around these parts, except for crew cabs. Will the frame from under a F-250 ext. cab long box 4x4 work if it is shortened a little? Any one know what that all involves, trim rear of frame or take section out of middle? I want to keep the short box behind the cc.
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I have a 78 CC 4x4 XLT. This was a CA truck and had no rust when I got it. Did a frame off and new paint inside and out. Still finishing the interior. So far I has power windows/locks and 97 Ford seats. Just had a set back when my oil pump seized up and took out the cam/distributer. Some older photos in my gallery I hope to get more when she back up and running. Love these old truck every where I go some one comes up and comments on it.
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There is a good supply of 73-79 trucks around these parts, except for crew cabs. Will the frame from under a F-250 ext. cab long box 4x4 work if it is shortened a little? Any one know what that all involves, trim rear of frame or take section out of middle? I want to keep the short box behind the cc.
You have to cut approx. 4 1/2" out of the frame near the rear cab mounts to make the sheelbase and everything fit correctly.
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WooHoo! My CC finally made it home! Pics coming soon of the 'before'...


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ok, i installed and tested my custom power windows for the rear doors. they work great, dont rub or bind on anything; however, they dont travel all of the way down, stick up 3/4 of an inch. this dosent bother me at all, so i'm going to leave it. i could have welded the arm at a slightly different angle, so if anyone else is doing this conversion, take note to not weld the arm at the same angle as the stock regulator, but a little off. which way i cant remember but you will have to look at and figure it out. i did post pics of the modified regulators in my gallery a month ago. Overall, i love the results and it is worth the money to me. i am going to run all of the wires along the door hinge and up the b pillar. i had to use spray adhesive on the window tape to get the glass to stay in the lift channel, the ''tape'' alone was'nt enough.
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Now all I need todo is work up the nerve to screw with the doors.. good job though..


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1977.5 Crew cab short bed 4wd ranger xlt. Hopefully in the next year i can start restoreing it. Got all the parts just need to find the time. Mods so far replaced the tired 400 with a 460. Ford windstar front seats superduty center console. dodge mini van overhead console. Pics in my gallery but it don't look like that anymore its been sitting for a few years and its starting to rust.
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1977.5 Crew cab short bed 4wd ranger xlt. Hopefully in the next year i can start restoreing it. Got all the parts just need to find the time. Mods so far replaced the tired 400 with a 460. Ford windstar front seats superduty center console. dodge mini van overhead console. Pics in my gallery but it don't look like that anymore its been sitting for a few years and its starting to rust.
that will be a very nice rig...already is...gotta get my pics up too.
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1977.5 Crew cab short bed 4wd ranger xlt. Hopefully in the next year i can start restoreing it. Got all the parts just need to find the time. Mods so far replaced the tired 400 with a 460. Ford windstar front seats superduty center console. dodge mini van overhead console. Pics in my gallery but it don't look like that anymore its been sitting for a few years and its starting to rust.
Did the seats need much modificatin'? How 'bout the overhead console? I'm stealin' ideas for mine...!
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I learned over the weekend that, when you take a CC off its frame and put a regular cab back in its place, all you have to do is drill out the holes in the cross member (where the reg. cab rear mounts are normally) and the cab mounts fit perfectly. No need to remove the CC c-member and replace it with one from a regular cab c-member. The CC c/m has two small holes roughly the same distance apart as the reg. cab. Took a 1-3/4" hole saw and 5 minutes and the reg cab was ready to go back on! I'm still in shock caused by the lack of rust on this CC! It has been treated well. Hope to get pics loaded this evening of the first half of this swap.

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Did the seats need much modificatin'? How 'bout the overhead console? I'm stealin' ideas for mine...!
No just had to make some mounts for the seat tracks if i remember correctly. Its been along time since i put them in. The overhead console was pretty easy also just got to have alot of patience when you trim the plastic so it fit snug to the headliner.
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