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Old 12-14-2012, 01:08 PM
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Mamma's Sled '74 F450 CrewCab 6.7 Cummins P-Pump

So I picked up a 1974 Crew Cab for about $4K with a 12 Valve in it. I've had a '07 2500 6.7 Cummins rollover that I picked up at auction a couple years back for just over $5K with only 7500 miles. Shortly after I picked this up, I found an '06 F450 on Craigslist for $4300, fixed the motor and parted it out for $3500 except what I had to rob for suspension. Then found an ZF 6 for $1300. So now that I have the bulk of what I need here we go. Plan is:

1974 F250 Crew Cab
2006 F450 Front and rear axles, brackets, and suspension
2007 2500 6.7 Cummins P-Pumped (Jefferson State Diesel)
ZF 6 Speed Manual
New Process NV271D
LT285/55R22
22" American Force Wheels
B & W Gooseneck Hitch

I wanted to do it in stages. First the drive train and then the motor upgrade, but looking at things now the conversion will take me quite some time. It was pretty reasonable to collect the bulk of the big stuff and the axle swap will be a cinch, but the motor upgrade and fab to the cab and chassis for that will take some time. We've started on tear down and mockup of the axle swap and here's where we are. Probably take me a couple rounds to post all the pics.

The rear will bolt right up, same frame widths. At the front I will have to fab or modify control arms, make a custom panhard bar and braket @ the frame, mount F450 Power steering box, and cut and make new perches for the axle. @ the front the '74 is 4" narrower at both the axle and bracket mounts.






 
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Looks like a sick project! I'll be keeping an eye out on this one.
 
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What are you going to be using this truck for?
 
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Originally Posted by wizkid00104 View Post
What are you going to be using this truck for?
Tow Pig and cruising with the family on trips. I'm stacking way too many miles on my daily drivers and am looking for ways to make them last longer. I have the 1st MegaCab ever made and have already put over 100K miles on it and already have 60K on my 2011 Excursion. I need them to last me forever so the best answer is to build a new weekend warrior and commuter. The commuter is a Vt275 International Powered, '86 Ford Ranger that I'll be starting next week. For the price of a brand new truck I'll have 2.
 
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Subscribing, Looks like you got a nice setup!
 
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I have a buddy that did a Cummins 12 valve swap in a 79 F350 and that thing was a work horse. He wound up selling it and building more stuff. Anyway, he had a few gripes with it. He had stacks and they were too loud for long drives. It did not have a/c so he had to have the windows down which made it louder. And finaly, he wishes he put air ride in it to spare his spine. Just a few things to consider.
 
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Originally Posted by wizkid00104 View Post
I have a buddy that did a Cummins 12 valve swap in a 79 F350 and that thing was a work horse. He wound up selling it and building more stuff. Anyway, he had a few gripes with it. He had stacks and they were too loud for long drives. It did not have a/c so he had to have the windows down which made it louder. And finaly, he wishes he put air ride in it to spare his spine. Just a few things to consider.
Ya never again with the stacks except on comp rigs. Being as it will mainly be used for towing I'm sticking with the leaves unless I make some insane money this year to be able to afford the Kelderman. It's the only one that ride right. The wheels, tires, conversion kit, and adapters are going to break me enough.
 
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Sweet project! Keep us up to date
 
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Originally Posted by houseofdiesel View Post
Tow Pig and cruising with the family on trips. I'm stacking way too many miles on my daily drivers and am looking for ways to make them last longer. I have the 1st MegaCab ever made and have already put over 100K miles on it and already have 60K on my 2011 Excursion. I need them to last me forever so the best answer is to build a new weekend warrior and commuter. The commuter is a Vt275 International Powered, '86 Ford Ranger that I'll be starting next week. For the price of a brand new truck I'll have 2.
Sweet. Look forward to the updates.
When you get the 4.5 liter in the Ranger you can get custom calibrations from PHP. I saw they were looking for beta testers so you might be an ideal candidate. Be advised that the glow plug and AIH relays are part of the start up procedure on that particular model, which is different than how the 7.3 systems work.

I am considering a 4.5 Power Stroke International Scout project if I can locate a good chassis.
 
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Sweet. Look forward to the updates.
When you get the 4.5 liter in the Ranger you can get custom calibrations from PHP. I saw they were looking for beta testers so you might be an ideal candidate. Be advised that the glow plug and AIH relays are part of the start up procedure on that particular model, which is different than how the 7.3 systems work.

I am considering a 4.5 Power Stroke International Scout project if I can locate a good chassis.
Oh ya. I'm looking forward to it. Tuning is the only thing I'm searching for on that. I have a'62 that I'm running an '03 6.0 in. 475 rwhp and 13.7 quarter mile. I love the 6.0 and really know my way around it. I already have a 4.5 rebuilt and studed but it is for a comp buggy that I want to build this year. The Ranger will be a mix of the 2 LCF's that I picked up this last month.
 
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This is an interesting build. Cant wait to see it.
 
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More pics! Sounds like you have some nice toys sitting around. Post pics of them!
 
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