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Old 06-02-2017, 09:27 PM
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Your starting point is something most of us would be very happy to end up with!

My thought, exactly.
 
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:55 PM
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Thank you for the kind words. I think. This truck belonged to my late mother in law she used to love to drive it around and race the motor fir everyone to here, what is so amusing is that descriptionn of her sounds like some old hick from way back in the woods. In fact she was a very petite lady and a very classy lady who we all miss.
This truck was in very good shape body wise, as for mechanical not so much as it sat in her garage for 11 years. I hope to do it justice so I can take my wife and her sister for ride and hopefully bring back some fond memories.
 
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:46 AM
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Can any of you guys tell me what this brace is for?
 
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:47 AM
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Maybe something with the aux fuel tank?
 
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:04 AM
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New member. New build.
in the beginning




Atleast you got springs all I have are shocks lol
 
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Old 06-08-2017, 03:08 PM
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Can any of you guys tell me what this brace is for?
anybody???
 
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:47 AM
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I'm always curious about questions on similar models to mine so I went and looked at what I had.

Can't tell you a thing about that crossmember because my '74/f100 short bed/302/c4/single tank aft the rear axle does not have that piece. Nothing between the crossmember that supports the rear of the cab and the crossmember that supports the tail of the transmission. Looking at mine anything right there would need to sit pretty high to mis the driveshaft.
 
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:12 AM
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I'm always curious about questions on similar models to mine so I went and looked at what I had.

Can't tell you a thing about that crossmember because my '74/f100 short bed/302/c4/single tank aft the rear axle does not have that piece. Nothing between the crossmember that supports the rear of the cab and the crossmember that supports the tail of the transmission. Looking at mine anything right there would need to sit pretty high to mis the driveshaft.
thanks for the replie, maybe someone will chime in, the truck did have two tanks at some point.
 
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:46 AM
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Can't tell you what the cross member is, neither of my 77 SWB 4X4 F150's have that piece. But, I do want to say you have a very nice truck and can't wait to see it when it's done! -Ed
 
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 77460f150 View Post
Can't tell you what the cross member is, neither of my 77 SWB 4X4 F150's have that piece. But, I do want to say you have a very nice truck and can't wait to see it when it's done! -Ed
thank you for the compliment and i certainly wilk post mor pics as it slowly progresses.
 
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Old 06-11-2017, 12:24 PM
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Spring is nearly touching i beam. I am assuming this cant be good.
as you can see i got the front disc, bearings and brakes back on. I am concerned about that spring though, any thoughts.
Left rear axle housing, can i just clean up that burr?
Does these splines look ok?Anything i should be weary of when installing new rear?
 
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:24 PM
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Back to a rolling chassis.

 
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:34 PM
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Just found this thread. I have the exact same 1974 2wd swb Ranger XLT in red. Got it my senior year in high school 1985. Still runs but needs love. It has the typical rust over the wheel wells. Looks like your interior isn't original but a real beauty you have there. I have a 460 hence dual tanks and will look if I have that crossmember you are asking about.
 
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:23 PM
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Just found this thread. I have the exact same 1974 2wd swb Ranger XLT in red. Got it my senior year in high school 1985. Still runs but needs love. It has the typical rust over the wheel wells. Looks like your interior isn't original but a real beauty you have there. I have a 460 hence dual tanks and will look if I have that crossmember you are asking about.
thank you for the kind words. I'll bet that 460 really hauled *** back in the day, I'llbe waiting a reply on the crossmember.
 
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:44 AM
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Ac hole partially patched up, and beginning of firewall.
 

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