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Old 10-17-2010, 01:22 AM
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And it wouldn't be the first time the parts catalog listed something that was never ordered, and/or never built. Or, just plain wrong.

If you have picture of a 1959 F250 4x4, or actual production data, that would be more conclusive.

And there's no excuse for the nasty tone...
The parts catalog is not wrong since I've been looking up parts for these trucks since 1962, and have decoded at least 5 VIN's for FTE members owning 1959/60 F250 4WD's.

I have the production figures at home for 1959 & 1960 F250 4WD's, which I will post on 10/18 after I return from Hawaii.

I do not consider my tone as being nasty, just concise and to the point.
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HowStuffWorks "1959 Ford Trucks" Here it says 1959 F250 4x4 made by Ford. I'm looking for a 1960 Mercury truck myself, but it seems I do not have enough posts for the classifieds?
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Sorry for the ubber late reply, lost track of this.

I don't really use the truck to do massive work, granite I'm sure 3/4 ton axles would make a lot of things easier, but there is something just awesome about a 2 ton 4x4. Right now if I can find something with the same bolt pattern for the wheels it be helpful to keep the wheels I have now till I can upgrade.

I think maybe I'll try to find a newer set of 4x4 stuff and then do something creative with the suspension. I'm a blacksmith, granite I've yet to need that level of carrying capacity, but it makes such a beautiful statement when you pull up in it, lol.

I know I'll need the transfer case to be heavy duty as well, but do you think the transmission and engine will also need to be beefed?

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Maybe you should look into some military truck axles, parts would be plentiful and tougher than anything. You might be able to pick up a whole truck, axles, t-case and whatever else you might need for a pretty good price. I seem them all the time on government surplus sites, like this one: GovSales - Home Page

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Start with Boyce Equipment (Boyce Equipment Axles and Military Parts) to get some ideas.. they have complete conversion kits (but you can do it more cheaply, usually, by putting a kit together yourself) then go on Pirate Off Road forum and see the axles available at reasonable prices in the forums classified or by dealer (1000dollarman).

You would be looking at a Rockwell conversion (military)
roughly a 6k pound front axle.. rear to match.. ratios as previously stated above..
These axles are plentiful all over.. ebay etc... and there are numerous aftermarket parts for them.. from mild to wild.. from lockers hubs to disc brakes to shaved pinions

You can also get a military transfer case.. manual or air shift ..usually Rockwell as well.. or even use a bulletproof 205 if you get the right drop

I have done a number of rockwell conversions and they are straightforward (on 70s vintage f600s).. steering for you will be the most difficult aspect to deal with (I dont know what your steering box looks like on that year).. but again it is a fixable issue

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Sorry for the ubber late reply, lost track of this.

I don't really use the truck to do massive work, granite I'm sure 3/4 ton axles would make a lot of things easier, but there is something just awesome about a 2 ton 4x4. Right now if I can find something with the same bolt pattern for the wheels it be helpful to keep the wheels I have now till I can upgrade.

I think maybe I'll try to find a newer set of 4x4 stuff and then do something creative with the suspension. I'm a blacksmith, granite I've yet to need that level of carrying capacity, but it makes such a beautiful statement when you pull up in it, lol.

I know I'll need the transfer case to be heavy duty as well, but do you think the transmission and engine will also need to be beefed?

Thanks

You're in WY, look for retired fire trucks, namely 1600 Loadstar IHCs (same rating as F600 Fords). Probably more plentiful than Ford all wheel drives. Since you would have a divorce-mount transfer case in a Ford or IHC donor vehicle, it wouldn't make it hard to put things together. Steering might be the only challenge.

EDIT: I believe most of the 60s IHC Loadstar all wheel drive even had a similiar Timken split frontend that Marmon Herrington used in the converted Fords.
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Mabe some one can tell me if a 89 f250 dana50 front axle will fit my 83 f250 i dont know if the spring hangers are the same or if the frames are the same width i hope that thay are dont like my TTB front susppinsion hope i can buy this solid axle to put under my truck and i know it is better to put a dana60 in my truck but can not find a chep axle so hope some one can tell me if it will work thanks
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do you mean a 99 dana 50 ? as there was no dana 50s in 1989 !and i think that they are the same !
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Along the same lines I have a 75' F7000 and am cureous about doing a 4x4 conversion to either a 2.5 or 5 ton front end with a similar Rockwell t-case I also have the 2 speed rear and I am researching to find my ratios any Ideas or thoughts might be helpfull since some of you are more knowledgable than I in the heavy trucks.
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find the axle code and numbers and post them then some one will have that info !
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was watching one of those swap loggers or something of the like, and they had hydro 4x4 might be worth looking into. would bet it could change gear ratio and didnt look like it needed to much alteration needed.
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I will have to look into the hydro set up. Thanks
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I have a front and rear axles for sale that I took out of an '85 F700. They are 6.14 gears. the front has disc brakes and lockout hubs and the rear has a locker.
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I have a front and rear axles for sale that I took out of an '85 F700. They are 6.14 gears. the front has disc brakes and lockout hubs and the rear has a locker.
My email is nathandmiles@aol.com if you could send me pictures and prices I would appreciate it
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