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Forum: 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-11-2014, 12:11 AM
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Posted By SilverE350
Please help ID this model....

This was my Dad's F-100 in Buenos Aires Argentina. Pictures were taken around 1968-70. Was it a home built or an Argentinean Factory offering? Any help is appreciated.

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Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-21-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By SilverE350
I'm curious why you thought your van needed this....

I'm curious why you thought your van needed this. I've heard people mention installing a shift kit when talking towing or loading up a camper, but I'm not sure why they needed one either. What is...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-21-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By SilverE350
Why? You may get 20% better fuel economy, but...

Why? You may get 20% better fuel economy, but that will translate into 12 mpg up from 10. How many miles will you drive it in a year? Unless its broken, I would just make sure the 460 ran at its best.
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-21-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 226,022
Posted By SilverE350
If I may, your welds look a little cold and I...

If I may, your welds look a little cold and I think I saw some porosity in the long butt welds. You could turn up the voltage or turn down the wire speed and make sure you "push" the wire so that the...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-20-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,592
Posted By SilverE350
Nice job! Going from what you've learned so...

Nice job!

Going from what you've learned so far, how difficult would you say it is to do a 2-3 inch body lift on these things?
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-20-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By SilverE350
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y481/Bigfordva...

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y481/Bigfordvan/null_zpsf9c72d83.jpg

Guess they won't be going over any scales...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-19-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,055
Posted By SilverE350
I tow a 6500# TT (GCW of 14,000) with 3.73 and a...

I tow a 6500# TT (GCW of 14,000) with 3.73 and a 5.4L a lot and feel its perfectly up to the job. Even up some of the 8% grades we have in British Columbia. But I'm pretty sure that it is working at...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-29-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By SilverE350
There's an I retesting site I saw once. ...

There's an I retesting site I saw once.

Google "6 = 8"
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-06-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By SilverE350
I've seen pictures where the body was lifted off...

I've seen pictures where the body was lifted off using a car lift. So 2 points on either side around the middle. The body seems stiff enough. Maybe 2 4x4 steel tubes, one on either end or side and...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-06-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By SilverE350
It all depends on the neighborhood....

It all depends on the neighborhood....
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-06-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By SilverE350
That rusty piece is 48"x25"x 10gage mild steel....

That rusty piece is 48"x25"x 10gage mild steel. With a 1.25" lip on each 48" length. The Sprinter brackets are the silver things. They are ment to recess into the floor and are 1.25" deep.

I...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-04-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By SilverE350
60 bucks on Craigslist. It just showed up one...

60 bucks on Craigslist. It just showed up one day. I've seen them for $3-500.
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-04-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By SilverE350
I started a separate thread.

I started a separate thread.
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-04-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By SilverE350
I think it might be. On a conversion van the...

I think it might be. On a conversion van the interior may be wider than a factory because there is about 3" (7.6 cm) of space between the metal and plastic. See my edit about seat widths.
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 04-04-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By SilverE350
Sprinter Bench in an E Series

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y481/Bigfordvan/9CE27B76-C243-4F68-AAD1-A8DEB730728C-633-0000028195B576AB_zps1e102958.jpg

Lets see if this works. It did!

I've got an adapter plate bent from...
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