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fxef79 06-02-2017 09:27 PM


Originally Posted by PapaBearYuma (Post 17224244)
Your starting point is something most of us would be very happy to end up with!


My thought, exactly.

MrQuick 06-03-2017 12:55 PM

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.

MrQuick 06-06-2017 10:46 AM

Can any of you guys tell me what this brace is for?https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...0e2128a3e8.jpg

MrQuick 06-06-2017 10:47 AM

Maybe something with the aux fuel tank?

Coleton_henry 06-06-2017 11:04 AM

Atleast you got springs :-X04 all I have are shocks lol

MrQuick 06-08-2017 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by MrQuick (Post 17242819)
Can any of you guys tell me what this brace is for?https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...0e2128a3e8.jpg

anybody???

jaleus 06-09-2017 06:47 AM

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.

MrQuick 06-09-2017 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by jaleus (Post 17249470)
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.

77460f150 06-09-2017 09:46 AM

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

MrQuick 06-09-2017 12:34 PM


Originally Posted by 77460f150 (Post 17249837)
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.

MrQuick 06-11-2017 12:24 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...7c5f031b29.jpgSpring 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.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...83935e3a84.jpgLeft rear axle housing, can i just clean up that burr?
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...bf55daf001.jpgDoes these splines look ok?Anything i should be weary of when installing new rear?

MrQuick 06-24-2017 05:24 PM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...05c07fa461.jpgBack to a rolling chassis.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...9614cef550.jpg

1974460 06-25-2017 12:34 PM

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.

MrQuick 06-25-2017 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by 1974460 (Post 17284137)
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.

MrQuick 06-26-2017 10:44 AM

Ac hole partially patched up, and beginning of firewall. https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...bee3053a00.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...3461184c50.jpg


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