Hey, I have been looking around this forum for a few years now looking at people project and decide it would be a good time to post my own. I started this truck when I was 16 with my father. Got it running good and collected lots of parts, now its time to make it look pretty. I recently started stripping it down and will be paint the frame soon, i will post some pictures as the process goes on. hope you enjoy it. The truck is a 1975 F-250 4x4 with a 300 L6 thats bored over to 318 with some pretty looking performance stuff.
(after the vashon mudbogs)... wont be doing that again
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sorry for the bad cell phone pictures, I will get more up soon, the frame is almost ready for paint but i gotta go to work now will post later
Well I have been working away at my truck in my free time... Going to college and working. Got my frame rear axle and T case painted and installed. going to have to take out the T case and put some different washers on the mounts.
I have been using all POR 15 products for the frame and axles so far, going to do the engine next
like the name btw...
and for the updates not much has been done because im going to school 7 hours a day, and then working a few.
The axles and frame where painted with POR-15 and then top coated with POR-15 chassis coat black
As for the prep, I used a grinder with wire wheel, POR-15 marine clean and then POR-15 metal ready. I have been very satisfied with the POR-15 products
Hopefully this next few weeks I can get some body work done
Well new twist just got spun onto this project, I have always wanted to put a cummins into my truck but couldnt find the right engine at the right price. I found a 12v with 149k on it with an automatic. I am going to pick the truck up this sunday. the automatic has got to go and starting to look for a nv4500 or a zf5
Looking forward to the rest of the build.
How was the 6 cylinder for towing with the 4bbl and everything?
and how well did it turn the tires?
The 6 was alright for towing got crappy millage everywhere, about 8 at the best. I hauled over a ton of gravel fairly often with no problem up hills. The truck would spin the tires but got some good wheel hop.
The only thing I am concerned about is the weight of the 6bt cummins for my d44. The dodge came with a d60 front but I don't believe that they can be swapped in a ford because of steering?
Well i have not updated this in a while, got the cummins truck sold some parts to make some money still looking for a 5 speed tranny. I got my the underneath side of my cap to bare metal and then painted. So hopefully soon I will be able to start cutting my front cross member and getting the cummins in for a test fit.
here are some pictures of the cab