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Old 01-04-2015, 12:41 AM
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1970 Crewcab SB Build

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Picked up a 250 CC short box a couple years ago. Completely taken apart. PO ran out of money. PO has done a lot of metal repair already and primed. Truck has a 390, divorce TC. Front doors are ok, back doors need a little work. Extra front doors and hoods came with truck. Box is in workable condition.


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Put body on a 06 F350 frame.
95 cummins 47RH and TC
Gear vendor
4 link with Air suspension
Super duty Seats


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Update

Taking night off to post some picks of progress.

Air bags and 4 link suspension installed on super duty frame, this pic is not the final fitting. Edges have been trimmed and welded.





Gear vendor on the back of the TC. Gas tank is going to be an issue when the frame is shortened.






Removal of cab off 70 frame.




Try set the cab to make room for ic and radiator.



Setting box and trying to get all the lines straight so I can start to to fab up new cab mounts.



Looking for ideas and suggestions on box.

Here is what I am contemplating,

If I was to extend the box sides forward 8" to fill in the gab, I could then have a slip tank installed and add 40-50 gallons of additional fuel. This would solve the tank and Gear Vendor issue, plus the frame wouldn't have to be shortened. (Frame alteration always a strength issue)
Not sure how this will look in the end, for sure not stock looking, but how many people other than guys on here would notice 8". The truck is going to be far from stock under the sheet metal.

Tomorrow is another day...
 
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:03 PM
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Decided to shorten an 8' box. Found a 68 in mint shape. I can use lots of other parts and pieces as well as the box.









Cut off 8".


Tacked ready to start forming the ends back over.

Was able to save the side storage box.

 
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6.0 rad and ic

Found a 6.0l rad and rad support. Fits much nicer than the Dodge rad and ic.


 
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Awesome truck, subscribed to enjoy progress
 
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Wow! Very nice work! I'm staying tuned as well!
 
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Subbed. Looks like a cool rig
 
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Picked up a Mishimoto cooler




Did some more work on shortening the box and putting it on the truck



 
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Motivated again

A friend had some spare time so I hired him to do some fabricating.

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While he is working on the CC, I am putting together a 68 Shortbox for my daughter. All the left over parts and pieces.

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That thin is going to be SO cool!
 
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Interesting build - any progress - wondering if this is a better way to go
 
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Interesting build - any progress - wondering if this is a better way to go
Crewcab box is at the Autobody shop, working on cleaning up frame and painting. Sent a bunch of parts off to be powder coated.

Have been a bit sidetracked with Kids sports and trying to get 2 wheel drive completed.

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...psd1tip2lx.jpg

It's getting a new crate 351 with a Fitech EFI and AOD.
 
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It runs, now working on sealing up the bottom.
 
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1968 camper special!



Well itís been a while. The camper special has been reformed and mostly complete. Couple things left to finish.
 

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Back at it... had to change Auto body shops

The past 4-5 months been back working on the Crewcab. I have attached some latest pics of the progress.

Heading to new body shop!

In the booth



Front half, and found some Ford F-350 take off rims/tires
 

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