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Front Suspension Mock up

I am getting a front "stub" from a 95 dodge 4x4. It will have all of the brakets etc on it so i can cut them loose or mock them up on my frame. If it were close on width, it might be worth just cutting her off and welding the dodge in place. I would the have to weld the ends off of the F350 frame onto the ford for the bumper, grill etc. to bolt up.

I hope to be able to have it blasted and expoxy primer before i begin any body work. Right now the drivetrain has priority.
 
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AS FOR THE TRANSFER CASE , that truck is a LONG one and it is best to use a 2 WHEEL DRIVE TRANSMISSION AND A DIVORCED TRANSFER CASE ! every thing is custom on that truck , a 2 wheel drive tranny is cheaper to find and down the road it can be pulled out with out removing the transfer case ! you could put a doubler transfer case in there and higher gears and still be able to pull a mountain down ! my opinion and nice truck !
 
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:33 PM
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AS FOR THE TRANSFER CASE , that truck is a LONG one and it is best to use a 2 WHEEL DRIVE TRANSMISSION AND A DIVORCED TRANSFER CASE ! every thing is custom on that truck , a 2 wheel drive tranny is cheaper to find and down the road it can be pulled out with out removing the transfer case ! you could put a doubler transfer case in there and higher gears and still be able to pull a mountain down ! my opinion and nice truck !
i already have the 2wd drive tranny and plan on going 4wd with it by using a 4wd OD and mating to a TC.
 
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If I recall, getting the window out of the door means you have to pull the vent window out which allows you to remove the glass. The vent window holds the front channel for the window. Think there is a couple screws on the top/outside, then a bracket inside the door at the bottom of the channel.
 
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:55 AM
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If I recall, getting the window out of the door means you have to pull the vent window out which allows you to remove the glass. The vent window holds the front channel for the window. Think there is a couple screws on the top/outside, then a bracket inside the door at the bottom of the channel.
Thanks Freightrain,

that's what i have heard. i hope it works out that easy.
 
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Love the project, looking forward to seeing more good stuff.
 
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Got my 72 F250 Home

Bummer, i left the camera at home. I drug the 72 Sport Custom from between some sweetgum trees and down the hill to load on my trailer. One of the rear brakes froze up and made winching difficult. I finally jack-knifed the trailer and used a long chain to drag it onto the trailer. I did get it home with no trouble. It has the integrated controls for the under dash AC. It takes up the glove box so an adittional one is in the unit. The front does NOT have disc brakes. I plan to put a 95 dodge dana 60 under the front anyway. Good Parts are:

1) Hood,
2) Dash
3) Seat
4) Steering
5)Cab (Floors rusted out)
6) Both doors
7) Tail gate is redeemable (chrome looks good, but rust at bottom on inside)

the bed is rusted out but has the side tool box. I won't be using the chrome trim package, but it is all good.
 
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Smile i'm going 67 club but it is a bump side

you can get all your parts buying two door truck and getting all of the front clip doors excluding rear of course box also column most all things fit front of floor and posts i'm going 385 ser. motor (460) and bought a 78 4x4 half ton to use frame with the three link ford on the front . i don't know why you would want dodge steer on it but i would research that for a fit first have fun post often
 
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Gear ratio question

I am converting to 4wd. I purchased a 241dhd driver's drop transfer case (200 to the door) yesterday. I have a guy who can build the 4x4 OD for me for 350 dollars. My dilemma is gear ratios. I calculated the hwy speed for my OD (it is .69:1 but the calulator at Gear Ratio Calc had .71 so i used that) with that info it gave me the following (with 245 tires)

4:10's = 67 MPH @ 2500 RPM
3:73's = 89 MPH @ 2500 RPM
3:54's = 89 MPH @ 2500

Apparently it calcualtes the speed based on the first number regardless of the second becuase i put in just 3 and just 4 and it gave same speed.

Here's the big question! I have 4:10's with 3:73's available in the rear. I have found a 4:10 and 3:54 frontend. If i don't use the 4:10, i have to swap out the rearend. I should never need more than the 89MPH, but i havn't located that ratio in the front end. It's complicated as i have to find a complete frontend as i am swapping the dodge frontend into my f350. Suggestions

One other question- the 3:54 frontend is out of a 2002 dodge- Any issues i need to be worried about putting it on a 69F350 (i.e. ABS, steering etc)
 

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im using 410's

dodge is the same as ford a stock set will be cheaper as available only so many stock sizes. i'm going to run 3 speed trans so i'm having to run bigger tires if you run 354's shouldn't need to go as large with od trans good luck happy holidays
 
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Correction

My previous post is all wrong. I had the wrong sidewall height. It was all calculated at a 45% instead of 75%. It changes as follows:

4:10 with 265 75 R17 = 83mph at 2500 RPM in OD with .71

3:73 Ditto = 91 MPH

3:54 Ditto = 96 mph

I have found a whole front stub with 3.54's for 300 out of a 2002, but would it be worth swapping gears in the 4:10 rearend or buying a front stub from a 95 with 4:11's for $650- 83 may be fast enough for the money.
 
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:26 AM
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do you have 4.10 in the truck now ?
the front end out off the dodge , it has coil springs right ? it may work with the spring buckets on the ford now , will have to measure every thing !
that donor dodge d350 is it 4x4 ? that axle would be leaf sprung and also have locking hubs with would be the better way to go ! although that axle could be a dana 61 !
 
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:16 AM
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do you have 4.10 in the truck now ?
the front end out off the dodge , it has coil springs right ? it may work with the spring buckets on the ford now , will have to measure every thing !
that donor dodge d350 is it 4x4 ? that axle would be leaf sprung and also have locking hubs with would be the better way to go ! although that axle could be a dana 61 !
The Front end is on a 95 D350 with coil springs. That would match up to my F350 much easier i would think. The donor is a 4x4 without locking hubs. The 4x4 portion runs off of a vacuum switch for 4x4 adn 2x4 selection.
 

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