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Old 01-08-2011, 09:46 PM
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1967 f250 4x4 highboy buildup & restoration

hello everyone im new to the FTE just bought my new project a couple of months ago a 1967 f250 4x4 from the orginal owner and now ive finally have time to start working on it. Ive wanted one for a while somehow i convinced my wife it was a good idea to sell my tacoma daily driver/ offroad toy and buy a 43 year old bucket it may not look great now but I see her true potiantal plans are to replace the 352 with a 460 & swap out the 4 speed np435 for a zf 5speed, paint it redo the interior and a bunch of other stuff If i ever figure out how to post pictures i will post some of the truck and her progess.
 
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:57 AM
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Awesome. I'm working on a similar project but it's a '69 with a 360. I would love to see the pictures.
 
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:08 AM
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:31 AM
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still trying to figure out how to post pics i just copied and pasted them this is as big as i can get them. Anyways i payed 1200 bucks for the truck in running condition but i wouldnt go on any long trips in it.I towed it home just to be safe as i wasnt sure it would make the 120 mile trip home at 1am. so far i have a very healthy 73 460 for it 450-500ish horsepower and a 95 zf transmission out of a 1995 f350 my biggest problem right now is trying to figure out a flywheel to use with this setup i know they have custom flywheel out there but at 500-600 this isnt the anwer as im on a very tight buget like most of you out there. I have the flywheel for the 95 f350 and was thinking of getting it neutrally balanced to work on my 73 motor but i would still have to drill 1 hole to bolt the flywheel up to the motor as ford change the 460 flywheel bolt pattern in 79 when they switch from neutrally balanced to externally balanced.By the way i dont have word check and am very aware that my spelling may be off so youll just have to work with me.
 
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:07 AM
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Neat old pickup. I sold my 67 this summer. FWIW, there are no "highboys". All Ford F-250s of that era (until mid '77, I believe) were up in the air due to divorced transfer cases.
 
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:55 AM
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looks like a good truck to start a project from. is there any rust anywhere? how are the floor pans and cab mounts? keep us updated on the 460/zf trans install i plan on doing this swap in my 71 crew cab this summer hopefully and most likely encounter the same problems you will have take some progress pics as you go along if you can it's always nice seeing them and could use them for future builds
 
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:51 AM
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<TABLE style="MARGIN: 5px; WIDTH: 164px; FLOAT: left; HEIGHT: 168px" border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=smallfont vAlign=center align=middle> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE style="MARGIN: 5px; WIDTH: 164px; FLOAT: left; HEIGHT: 168px" border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=smallfont vAlign=center align=middle> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> well i got the front clip off pulled the engine and trans getting ready for transplant next step is pull the bed off and pressure wash the frame so i can paint it. I tryed the pressure washer for 20 minutes on engine bay it works great but it has it limits 40 years of grease doesnt come off in 20 minutes will have to get some degreaser or something. Also if any one has some 73-79 engine mounts for a 460 let me know i cant drop in my engine tell i get some!
 
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:05 AM
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i wish i had a crew ive looked for while and havent seen any for sale. once in a while ill see a 73 or 74 for sale but i really love the look of the pre73 trucks. my truck is super soild good floor pans good cab mounts and inner fenders the only flaw is the back of the cab at first i thought it rusted out but it just didnt look right but to day i figured it out on each side of the cab the previous owner torched the back of the cab 1inx8. why? to fit his custom gas tanks of course!
 
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FWIW, there are no "highboys". All Ford F-250s of that era (until mid '77, I believe) were up in the air due to divorced transfer cases.
High Boy is a long time enthusiasts term for 1967/76 F250 4WD's and 1977 F250 4WD's assembed before serial number Y20,001 (February 1977-which is the middle of the model year).

1959/66 F250 4WD's have a similar divorced transfer case.
 
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:23 PM
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I got the bed off and i sure wish i would have waited for a couple of buddys to help lift it cuz it almost went thur my downstairs bathroom anyways i have spent all week pressure washing the frame i went through 3 full tanks of gas after the pressure washer ran out of gas the third time i figured it is clean enough im building camping truck / part hauler not a show truck. today i got the front of the frame painted and am going to see if i can get the engine in tonight that is if i can get the stock mounts to work with the 460 motor. i have custom soild motor mounts on the engine and i think they might fit.
 
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:21 PM
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. i have custom soild motor mounts on the engine and i think they might fit.
if you do have solid motor mounts you need to get rid of them , they will transfer all the engine vibration to the frame and will shake the truck apart possibility of cracking the block is one thing can can happen ! with the flexing of the frame the block has no give !
 
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:29 PM
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Ive been looking for the perchs mounts and brackets out of a 73-79 but have had no luck so i was just going to try and make the soild motor mounts that came with the motor work. Has any one else had any luck with soild motor mounts or was it just awful. thanks for the input
 
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Ok so it's be many years since I last replied. I didn't keep track of my build like I said I would. Like so many others life got in the way some good some bad. Anyways the crew cab in the pics is the same truck that is in the prior pics. I started out with a 1967 4x4 that was a bit of a mutt to begin with. I put a nice 460 in it with a zf5 5speed trans in it then A lift kit and front disc brakes. I loved it however my family started growing so I needed more room. I always wanted a crew cab anyways so after a while I finally found one it was 2wd and a 6cyl. So I rented a fork lift and lifted the crew cab on to my single cab frame after I added a couple feet to it. Then I added power windows locks a/c Bluetooth radio and it's almost done there. I will try to find some pics and post a build. Maybe.....


 
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Old 05-07-2017, 03:06 PM
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I started reading this thread at the top and wondered who just replied to a thread that was six years old? Then I saw it was the original poster. Nice truck. Good job!
 
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Nice rig you have there.
 

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