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DONT JUMP ON ANY THING JUST FOR JUMPING ON IT !
make a plan and stick to it , dont go one way then half way through change your mind and start with some thing else it cost LOTS LOTS MORE MONEY that way !
what ever way you choose the truck will come out nice !
 
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:02 AM
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DONT JUMP ON ANY THING JUST FOR JUMPING ON IT !
make a plan and stick to it , dont go one way then half way through change your mind and start with some thing else it cost LOTS LOTS MORE MONEY that way !
what ever way you choose the truck will come out nice !

Yeah, that's what i am trying to do now. I'm thinking newer frame with brakes, steering, bearings etc. is the way to go. There are a lot of SD crew cab 4x4 frames out there. I've just got to find one i can afford.
 
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:57 PM
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04 F350 Super duty Frame

Located 04 F350 Rolling Crew Cab Fx4 chassis with stock aluminum wheels. It has the fuel tank, hitch, steering, brakes etc. etc. with the rolling chassis. I can pick it up for about what a good 79 Dana 60 is bringing (1350.00). I'll have a couple of hundred in diesel going to get it, but that won't be too bad. I think adjusting frame length and cab mounts will be doable as well. The 04 chasis only has 137K miles of light duty highway miles on it. It never saw much 4x4 usage at all.
 
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69F350 and 2000 F250 Frame/ Axle widths

The 69 and 00 axles measure the same from wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface (64 1/4"- as best i could tell). The wheel base is considerable different, but i can cut the difference out of the frame in the straight part. The 69 Frame is 34-1/2" wide outside to outside in the front and mid frame areas. The 2000 superduty is roughtly 37" wide, but should not give me any trouble makeing cab mount brakets. I am assuming the 04 chassis i am buying will be the same. The cab for the 00 is about 10" longer than the 69 and the difference is obvious in the back seat.

Tell me what you think on the price: 04 FX4 chassis complete from wheel cap to wheel cap (front and rear) with factory aluminum wheels, spare, class 3 hitch, fuel tank, 4 wheel disc brakes and steering. The price is 1500.00 I'm thinking it would take that kind of cash to get a dana 60 and convert my rear brakes to disc, redo bearings, brake lines, POR 15 the frame, build steering etc.
 
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good price for that and the axles will match in the gears !
 
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good price for that and the axles will match in the gears !
yeah, and it is a frame complete with those axles, it ought to be a great ride.
 
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Super Duty Crew Cab Frame Dimensions/Cab Mounts

Here is a very rough drawing of a super duty frame for those of you that might be considering the swap. There will be some changes to be made for the 69 cab, but it is very doable.
 
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:58 PM
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Got the Super Duty Frame Home

It was no problem to get it on my 16 ft trailer as the guy had it up on a roll back wrecker. Loated it backwards and the front wheels were on just enough that i could strap it to stay. Its been in the weather for over 3 years and the rotors will need to be turned, gas tank drained and everything lubbed up. I tried the locking hubs by hand, but no go. Probably need some lub. Looking forward to getting the cab situated and trimming the frame to fit the old 69 cab length. Sorry no pics. It was a whirlwind trip to conyers GA and back (850 miles). Had a blow on trailer, but other than that pretty uneventful just a long day on the road. 4:30 am until 6:20
 
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cool , pics of it please !
 
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The rolling chassis is a good plan. I got lucky and found a 71 rolling 4x4 frame to put my 68 body on. Would love to tackle a crew cab project, they look nice when done. Good luck and hang in there.
 
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The rolling chassis is a good plan. I got lucky and found a 71 rolling 4x4 frame to put my 68 body on. Would love to tackle a crew cab project, they look nice when done. Good luck and hang in there.

Love the 68. It looks great. The 4x4 Frame is pretty hard to come by these days. Unfortunately for a few dollars in their pockets thousands have been crushed and sent to China for their rapid military expansion. Such a shame to see classics go to waste.

Anyway, i do love the 68. I had a swb 2wd when my first son was born and had to sell it to make ends meet. Sad thing is a moved shortly thereafter and guess who my neighbor was. Yep, i had to see it almost everyday for quite some time. I've got 3 kids so i went with the crew cab so we can do "stuff" together in the 69. I'm really looking forward to getting it rolling down the road.
 
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:29 AM
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Dealer Air Removal

I have a 1972 F250 with dealer air. It has the ac that stretches across under the truck dash. The heater and AC controls are integrated, but the control mechanism reaches over into the standard glove box so a very small glove box is in the original location with an additional glove box in the ac unit itself. I do not plan to use the big honkin AC compressor that came with it as it looks to be in bad shape. I want to tie compressor, condenser, dryer on on my 12cummins into the unit. I have removed the radiator and the components that go in front of it. I know a new dryer will be in order, but i'm not sure how to remove the unit from beneath the dash. I took the front to hanger bolts out, and i removed the factory glove box so i could see the controls.
Questions: 1) Should i use the dealer unit or pursue a different set up.
2) If so, what is the best way to remove it. Should i take the dash out or what???
3) Would i need to swap the dash out with the 69 for it all to hook up properly anyway.
 
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:30 AM
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rear window removal replacement

Here's a great link on swapping out the rear window in Ford Trucks.

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Old 02-20-2012, 12:14 AM
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Super Duty Seats in Bump Side????

Found a guy who wants to do some trading. He has an 2002 F250 SD that is wrecked. He has some leather power seats that he wants to trade toward another truck i'm parting with. Are the SD seats going to be too big for the bumpside. He also has the rear bench he wants to throw in the deal. I haven't measured out the 69 f350. It stinks that it is 30 miles from me everytime i want to check something out. I know i would have to make some mounts, but will they fit and leave room. The 69 cab is 10" shorter than the 2002 it would be coming out of???
 
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:17 AM
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Can't help you on your seat question I think they would fit if anything you might be giving up some leg room I to want to put these same seats in my crew be sure to post pics and details when you put them in
 

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