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52 f3 dakota swap (D)

Winters here and it's time to build another truck, wife found a f3 at a friends place, picked that up this summer and the planning started. Just recently went to a salvage auction and picked up a 05 dakota slt 4.7, this will be the donor. After gutting and selling parts, the idea is to use the Dakota floor and firewall so this will allow me to use heater box ect from the dakota.

.. let the games begin!!
 
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Next weekend it's the f3's turn!
 
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What is the wheel base difference between the Dakota and the F3?
The F3 is 122"
Looks like a fun winter project in a heated garage.
Better finish working on that snowblower though. Might need that first.
 
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131, bit long but I like long boxes! Snowblower ls my other toy, it's got a vtwin 16hp Briggs!
 
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Make your cab a 9" extended cab!
 
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Last weekend's carnage!



nightmare's just sitting on the chassis, has to be centered.front of fenders lowered.
 
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Looks cool! I have a 1956 IH S100 I was going to put on a hemi durango chassis. How does it look inside the cab for fitment?
 
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More done this weekend

 
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Looks cool! I have a 1956 IH S100 I was going to put on a hemi durango chassis. How does it look inside the cab for fitment?
honestly I will make it work but the ford isent wide enough for this swap
 
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Finishing the floor and seam sealing
 
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Got the floors and mounts all welded up, now working on mating the 2 firewalls
 
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finished the firewall this weekend, now just have to figure out the guages



 
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Building a set of ''dakota'' digital guages!




just got to glue in a clear lexan on top and I'm done!
 
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Nice progress so far. Is the plan for a working or cruising truck?
 

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