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Old 02-09-2011, 06:09 AM
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Frame Compatibility

Like I mentioned in my other post my 89 F250 has a bad frame. I'm going to halfass weld up some patches to get me through the winter and get me a sticker, but in the spring I plan on doing a legit frame swap. I'm just curious to know what year frames are compatible with my 89. If I'm not mistaken they stopped using seperate frames in the early 80s right?

I'm not sure. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:09 AM
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im farely sure that u can use any 250 frame from 87-97....not positive but i beleive that ive seen on here that someone did something like that..
 
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:28 AM
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I do believe they are the same, just find one with the same engine and tranny if you can.
 
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by FayetteCountyCowboy View Post
Like I mentioned in my other post my 89 F250 has a bad frame. I'm going to halfass weld up some patches to get me through the winter and get me a sticker, but in the spring I plan on doing a legit frame swap. I'm just curious to know what year frames are compatible with my 89. If I'm not mistaken they stopped using seperate frames in the early 80s right?

I'm not sure. any help would be greatly appreciated.
87-91 would be a direct fit. Not sure on differences on the older or newer frames.
 
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:24 AM
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short answer, 80 to 1997 f250 or f350 is what you want, some moddification may be nessecery on 80-86 and 92-97
 
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:53 PM
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The 460 and diesel frames use a different engine crossmember than the small block and inline six frames. The engine mount pedestals bolt on in the same place but the left side is shaped different for oil filter clearance on the 460.
 
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:23 PM
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Join the club of the crap frames. Mine is the same way. I attempted to buy a new frame but it feel through. I will be welding mine up also with some structural steel and not a half assed patch and por 15 it in the spring and put it on the road. I figure getting a truck down south with a good cab is my best bet for the future.
Frame compatibility is 80-91 and the 92-97 will work but the bumper mount must be custom fabricated as the frame horns changed.
 
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:22 PM
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Did the 250-350 trucks go to a crumple zone design after 92 as well?
 
 
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