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Old 03-20-2012, 12:24 AM
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1970 F250 4x4 Cummins Conversion Build Thread - Lots of Pics!

Let the journey begin! This started as a “budget” project, but we all know how that goes.

Picked up a 1970 F250 4x4 for $1200. It took the 300 mile drive home with no problems!

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Plans for the build:

Suspension (10” Lift)
Front: 6.5” Pro Comp Super Duty lift springs with 4” custom drop hanger
Rear: 64” Chevy rear springs with shackle flip
Wheel base shortened

Axles
Dana 60 front from a 1979 F350
14 bolt rear

Tires
41.5” Pitbull Rocker Radials

Drivetrain
1994-1998.5 Cummins
NV4500 5 speed transmission
NP205 Transfer Case

AND MUCH MUCH MORE!


Dana 60 Front is in the House!
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These gears are coming out and a detroit air locker is going in!
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Picked up this axle for $2700. It had been completely rebuilt but the guy went a different direction with his project. High steer arms already installed.
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Interior is stripped. What do you think of the bull bar? Picked it up at a local auto parts store for $75. It is for a cherokee... but will work nicely on this truck.
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Truck is naked
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Well we will see how this project goes. The only thing stopping me now is the almighty dollar
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:43 AM
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Freaking awesome, keep us posted
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:51 AM
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Subscribed great build you will be doing exactly what I'm in the middle of doing on my 71 crew cab 8" super duty springs front and rear Dana 60 front Dana 80 or sterling rear custom drop front crossmember cummins and nv4500 got the front suspension on now I'm getting ready to drop the cummins and nv4500 in so I can put in and level up the rear suspension keep the pics coming
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:14 AM
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Neat project so far. Subscribed !
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:11 AM
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Nice!

Looks good to me. Subscribed.
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Good to see another diesel bump. Looks like a nice start and a nice project.
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cummins + ford. doesnt get any better than that.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:17 PM
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This is what happens when you try to do a BIG job with little tools

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But luckily I have cool neighbors with BIG toys! Went ahead and pulled the motor at the same time.

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Let the gutless gas hog say hello to ebay!

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Everything is back to normal

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That sucks same thing happen to me with my crew cab was stripped down like yours was except mine already had the motor out when it fell it was hell trying to lift it back up when I only had 1 jack to use to lift it back up
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Working on 69 crew

Looks awesome so far. I'm not interested in all of that sky, but they do look awesome. I'll follow and see how it goes. I've got a long way to go with mine and yep it is the almighty dollar that gets in the way.
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I'm also looking to drop a early 12V 6BT Cummins in a '68 F250 4x4 Crew... not sure to buy a new crate motor or donor truck. Looking forward to your progress.

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if i were you hivewax i would get a donor truck i did this on a superduty and am now doing a 72 crew the donor is the way to go it still will be aroud 6000.00 to 15000.00 to do the swap depending on what you do.
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smitty3215 has the right idea. Buy a entire doner truck. That way you can pull everything you may need including fan, radiator, alternator, ac compressor, etc. If you get a truck with the transmission you want also, then that will save you money adapting things. Once you have taken everything you want off the truck, part out the rest and scrap the metal. If you play your cards right, you will have a conversion set up for not that much $$$.

I am still working on finding a doner truck myself. I let a 1996 with 150K miles and a 5 speed slip away a month or so ago. OOops! Spent my money on the axle Now I have to build up the piggy bank again.
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if i were you hivewax i would get a donor truck i did this on a superduty and am now doing a 72 crew the donor is the way to go it still will be aroud 6000.00 to 15000.00 to do the swap depending on what you do.

I'm shooting for 6000 on mine if i stay on budget. I'm sure it will end closer to 7k. I've got 3k in it right now.
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great build keep the pics commin
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