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Old 08-27-2010, 11:56 AM
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1975 F-250 re-re-build

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.

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(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







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Old 08-28-2010, 01:01 AM
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Photos from yesterday, got the frame mostly sanded down to bare metal and putting it in the shop.




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dad towing my frame around
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:49 AM
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Nice looking truck, the mud looks fun....but I dont like to break things on my truck, so I stick to the streets here in AZ
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:35 AM
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Nice looking truck, the mud looks fun....but I dont like to break things on my truck, so I stick to the streets here in AZ
ya, that was the week before I tore the truck to the frame, thats the only reason I mudded it, I wont be doing that again after i get it painted
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:09 PM
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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
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front axle almost ready for paint
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rear axle painted
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test fitting my new fuel tank
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frame painted
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:12 PM
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Sounds like great progress; I recently completed a 76 F250 4x4 Highboy running a 300 stock with 4spd & 4:10 gears.
Looking forward to seeing more of your project!
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:15 PM
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UPDATE!!! My stainless steel brake line kit came in today! looks great still have to get a few fittings.
Also got my front axle base coated
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Any updates? What did you paint your axles and frame with out of curiosity and what did you clean them up with before hand.
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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
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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
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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?
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:07 PM
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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?
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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.
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heres is the cab painted
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and the stuff that did the job...
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Gotta post some new pictures. Did you ever find a clutch?
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