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Old 04-04-2010, 04:13 PM
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New Member Negrey

Let's give our newest member Negrey a warm welcome. He has been around the site for a few years and has decided to take the plunge and join the chapter.

He has some dents one of which he would like to get going. I may have found my new parts guy.

Where abouts in BC are you?

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Hey,
Yeah I've been around here for a while, just doing my research and reading up on trucks. I have a 1977 F-250 4x4, regular cab, longbox, 351M, Fantastic shape. And the project right now is a 1978 F-250 4x4, Reg Cab, Longbox, 400, In the scope of 32 year old trucks it's in good shape but it needs some work, runs and drives, needs a D/S floorboard, a little door work where the mirrors mount. But what I have yet to find for it are a good box and grille! At least eveyone here is local-ish haha, I'm from the Castlegar btw, and then theres a couple parts trucks... lol

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Old 04-05-2010, 07:27 AM
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Which style of grill are you looking for? The 78/79 with square or round headlights or the earlier one like the one on my 75. I may be able to help you out with the grill.

Castlegar is a nice area. I spent about 1 1/2 years in Grandforks and Christina Lake.
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I'm looking for a 78/79 grille with square headlights, I my grill shell is really wrinkled up, I might be able to re-use my bezels and grille. And about box interchangeability would you happen to know if a box from a 1979 F-150 2wd would fit my 1978 F-250 4x4?

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Old 04-05-2010, 04:12 PM
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I would think the box would fit. I have been wrong before though. As for the grill I will check and see tomorrow if there are any decent ones available.
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Yeah, like when I went and looked at it I measured the wheelbase, distance from the front of the box, to the first bolt, first to second bolt, and second bolt to end of bed, and then I measured the frame width. So when I get a chance to go over to the shop I'll measure up what my '78 is, the gas tank door is in the right spot, like it all should work, if the measurements are the same. It was just getting dark when I was looking at it, I recall it had a "Trailer Special" badge on the tailgate, I just did a bit of research here and I believe, all regular cab long boxes should be the same wheelbase unless they are a SCS or CS and have the Spare tire or is it a toolbox, compartment. I appreciate you going to look for a grille for me!

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:21 PM
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I just saw some pictures of some of the trucks that had the spare tire mounted behind a panel where the tool box is mounted on some.

No problem looking for the grill as I'm at the wrecker on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:25 PM
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Here is a link to one of the threads that has the spare tire holder compartment.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/94...-specials.html
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Yeah, It didn't have the spare tire compartment or the tool box, It has one spot of rust on the driverside wheel well where the support rod is connected, the tailgate is a bit banged up, but opens and closes.

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My box is rusty at the wheel wells, and at the back. My cab needs some floors at best. Drivers side door is about done. To be honest I don't think it has a non rusty panel on it.
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Well thats no good! I'm pretty lucky with my '78, its dinged up and stuff but its all there, except for the left floorboard. Just finding a box is seeming to be a real hassle, I was considering a Brutus box, but its just not the same as an original box, and I do not want to flat deck it!
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:32 AM
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I know of a fellow that has some older Ford stuff. He says he has one with a decent box. Just need to get out to look. I have been working at the wreckers paying off my 66, he deals in mainly older Ford p/u stuff. He has a few decent cabs that probably wouldn't require a lot of work to make decent.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:37 AM
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Yeah if it happens to be a 78/79 with a good box, good grille, and mirrors, I'm really interested! A lot of the wreckers here are getting rid of their old stuff, which is sad. I was at a local wrecker looking for a grille and other stuff a while ago, and the guy was like what year? oh yeah we just crushed one... needless to say I wasn't very happy!
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:04 AM
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The fellow that owns the place likes to sell complete stuff more than parts. Many of the trucks he has will run. Most of them are in pretty tough shape but can be restored. If it's an older Ford chances are it's not going to get squished any time soon.

He has mostly dents, maybe 5 bumps and a few early to mid 80's stuff. He has a few into the 60's as well.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:06 AM
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Yeah, let me know what he has, its easier to take a complete truck than just parts anyway.
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