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1979 F250 4X4 Project

 
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:35 PM
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1979 F250 4X4 Project





I bought another Truck and its home now. Its a 1979 F250 Longbed with a 351 and C6 and 205 Transfer Case I think. Its got a Dana 60 in the back and a open knuckle 44 In the Front. The truck belonged to a friend of mine that I have done a lot of Business with and he owns a Transmission Shop. He rebuilt the Transmission, The Transfer Case and the Rear Diff. He inspected and put new bearing in the front diff and serviced it. This is one clean truck with no rust at all, not anywhere and it has very minimal Dents (Luckily my Son works for a Body shop and can do the Bodywork and Paint at a great price. This Truck Has a 4 inch Suspension Lift and a 3 inch body Lift, it had 38 Super Swampers on it when I took the pictures of it. I had a Set of Decent Roller Tires that are 32's and the truck is still almost a foot taller than my 2018 Dodge Ram 2500. I have to put my Knee on the Sill Place and hoist my backside up into this thing unless there is a ladder close by. The bed is amazing and looks like its never been used. The Dual Tanks Work and the only thing I need to figure out on this truck is where the Temperature Sensor is on the 351 because that is the only Instrument that isn't working. The Heater or the Fan Motor is not working either so I need to figure out whats going on with it. The Truck is set up for Dual Batteries so you can run a Winch off the Front Bumper. I am going to Paint the Truck Black From top to bottom and Get the Seat Upholstered to an Appropriate color to match the Truck. I am going to take off the Lower Moldings because I don't want the Two Tone Paint Job anymore. I have a Set of Mickey Thompson 35 All Terrain Tires on a Set of Micky Thompson Fake Bead Lock Rims. I am going to get them Polished then Put them on the Truck.
 
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:36 AM
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That's a good looking truck you have there. Looking forward to seeing updates on this one. Are you also working on the 71 still at the same time?
 
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:35 AM
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Nice truck! It’s pretty much the same as mine , only lifted high. Mine is a 1979 F250 4x4 , 351m stroked to a 400, c6 automatic with a Np205 transfer case . Dana 60 rear and Dana 44 9f front. The water temperature sender is mounted in the block , on the left side , just in behind the alternator on mine.
 
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:44 AM
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That makes me sad I have a 78 super cab the same color, was glad to see another one with the same paint scheme! But thats what makes the world go round. Hope you enjoy it it's a nice looking truck!
 
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:48 PM
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Ditch the body lift and run some 35's. That is far and away my favorite color scheme on a dent, I'd vote for leave it.

Very sweet truck!
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by maddogjohnson View Post
That's a good looking truck you have there. Looking forward to seeing updates on this one. Are you also working on the 71 still at the same time?
Taking a bit of a break on the 71/75 Highboy Project. I am going to Put a Cummins 4BT in it and I need to build a Little Capital you might say.
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by rob8210 View Post
Nice truck! Itís pretty much the same as mine , only lifted high. Mine is a 1979 F250 4x4 , 351m stroked to a 400, c6 automatic with a Np205 transfer case . Dana 60 rear and Dana 44 9f front. The water temperature sender is mounted in the block , on the left side , just in behind the alternator on mine.
Thanks for the Info, I will see if I can find it. I bought a new sensor cause it was only 11 Dollars but it might just be unpluged. Need to check it. That is the only thing that isn't working in the truck. I really like this thing and I hate to say it but its already growing on me.
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by nzirbel View Post
Ditch the body lift and run some 35's. That is far and away my favorite color scheme on a dent, I'd vote for leave it.

Very sweet truck!
Thanks I like Black and Silver also but I like Black by itself even better. Its going to be a Sweet Ride when its all done.
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by alans77crew View Post
That makes me sad I have a 78 super cab the same color, was glad to see another one with the same paint scheme! But thats what makes the world go round. Hope you enjoy it it's a nice looking truck!
Thanks and It isn't painted yet and as my Son Likes to remind me is that it takes me forever to make up my mind on color.
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:01 PM
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If I remember correctly you can ground the wire connected to sensor and guage should move, indicating bad sensor.
 
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For those of you out there that know numbers could you tell me what the numbers on this tag means. Not the Timing or the Plug Gap but more about the Engine Number at the Bottom of the Tag.
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:34 AM
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It's a '78 351M.
 
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mark a. View Post
It's a '78 351M.
Thanks, That's what I thought... I need to Do a Tune Up on it and Get it to the local DEQ station. Luckily it still has the Catalytic Converter on it. I sure hope it passes.
 
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by JRB64 View Post
For those of you out there that know numbers could you tell me what the numbers on this tag means.

Not the Timing or the Plug Gap but more about the Engine Number at the Bottom of the Tag.

Where is the engine number? No see um.

 
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:25 PM
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Where is the engine number? No see um.
D8TE-9C485-ADA is the numbers at the bottom of the Tag.
 

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