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1976 f250 help

Bought a 1976 f250 2wd service truck yesterday for 500. Rebuilt the carb and runs great. Then a new battery. 3g alternator upgrade and radio with speakers. Factory 2bbl carb. Next is seats....

Can I use explorer seats? Or even better...expedition seat?
I want buckets. And as I work at a ju we have explorers and expeditions all the way up to 2006. But we have no Broncos or good benches
 
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:51 PM
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Any bench seat up through 96. If you have an 89(approx) lariat, will have fold down arm rest in center of the seatback. Problem you’re likely to face, unless you’re vertically smaller in stature, is the thickness of the backs on those SUV seats.
 
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What about a 40/60 from a 98 f150
 
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Anybody? Anyone?
 
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Sooo0o.....this thing need a body. Cab is bad. Floor is bad. Bad doors. Bad hood. I'd like to just swap the whole thing out for a new cab and front clip......what would it take to do a swap to a bullnose? Like a 82 with a manual and a v8? Besides new mounts for cab
 
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Originally Posted by Glsawyer View Post
Sooo0o.....this thing need a body. Cab is bad. Floor is bad. Bad doors. Bad hood. I'd like to just swap the whole thing out for a new cab and front clip.

What would it take to do a swap to a bullnose?
Impossible!
1980's trucks are completely different than 1973/79's. All the sheet metal is different, the frames are different, the interiors are different. The power trains were carried over, but that was about it!
 
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1980's trucks are completely different than 1973/79's. All the sheet metal is different, the frames are different, the interiors are different. The power trains were carried over, but that was about it!
That is fine. I prefer the 8ps Interior. I can fab mounts. We have several rust free bodies for the 80s. But nothing for the 70s
 
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That is fine. I prefer the 8ps Interior. I can fab mounts. We have several rust free bodies for the 80s. But nothing for the 70s.
In May 2010, the gal pal attended a 3 day confab in Seattle, then we took a driving tour. First to Friday Harbor for a coupla days then back to the mainland, got on Highway 20.

Drove to Twisp, then changed to a different hwy to the Grand Coulee Dam. From there we went south to Pasco, then drove along the north side of the Gorge (Columbia River) to Vancouver.

The gal pal drove, while I looked at the scenery, the old rolling piles of misery scenery...that is. I counted all the trucks I saw, stopped counting Dentsides when I reached 139.

So, if you cannot find a rust free Dentside on the east side of the Cascades, where it's dry as dust, you aren't looking very hard.
 
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In May 2010, the gal pal attended a 3 day confab in Seattle, then we took a driving tour. First to Friday Harbor for a coupla days then back to the mainland, got on Highway 20.

Drove to Twisp, then changed to a different hwy to the Grand Coulee Dam. From there we went south to Pasco, then drove along the north side of the Gorge (Columbia River) to Vancouver.

The gal pal drove, while I looked at the scenery, the old rolling piles of misery scenery...that is. I counted all the trucks I saw, stopped counting Dentsides when I reached 139.

So, if you cannot find a rust free Dentside on the east side of the Cascades, where it's dry as dust, you aren't looking very hard.

...but I am wanting to use what is available to me at no cost. Dentside just arnt available here in good shape. We have 4. Including mine. All are shot.
 

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