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Old 02-07-2016, 02:35 PM
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1978 f250 ford Cummins restoration!

OK so I started this restoration and Cummins swap 1/4/16

Things are going along pretty good! I'll update where I am today!

Plans are to take an old farm truck and make it shinny!! Everything will be clean beautiful and most of all reliable!
 
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Welcome to FTE, nothing is really "for real", unless we see pics! So..............this thread is worthless without pics.
 
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subscribing also. i'm interested in dropping a diesel in my truck, so always looking for more info and ideas
 
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:30 AM
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last winter

ok so last winter I un f'ed up my truck...
the previous owner had put in a 390 FE motor..

im sure there is plenty good with the 390 if done right but this was just not done right...

the truck sputtered and had no power... I could barley pull 4th gear...

so I dropped in a 460 and a c6 auto!!

here is some pictures of the truck when I bought it!!
 
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:32 AM
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just a couple more shots!
 
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now for the fun stuff! the original motor swap!!! from a junk 390 granny low 4speed to a mild 460 c6 build!
 
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460 is in I thought it was there to stay...
 
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time to resore this truck!

so I got a wild hair one day and started to jump into the restore project!
 
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all in a weekends work!!
 
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ok so I skipped a ton of work!!
I took out all the rivets and all the brackets and cross members!!

I set up a harbor freight shed in my shop over my frame... I sand blasted the hole thing! then I coated it with por15

I also blasted all my brackets and small stuff that would fit in my cabinet..

the leaf springs and other larger items where done out side..
 
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ok so someone may have to resize all these images.... im not sure how to do that but I willing to try if anyone has an idea how..
 
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Impressive, very impressive. Thanks for the pics, can't wait to see it done.
 
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:18 AM
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alright! now that all my pictures fit on the screen I got more!!

Thanks 77&79F250!!
 
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