F350 Cab swap - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
7.3L IDI (Non-Powerstroke) Diesels Technical discussion of topics related to vehicles powered by the 7.3 Liter In-Direct Injection Navistar engines.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-14-2010, 04:54 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
F350 Cab swap

I purchased a good running 93 F350 4wd diesel truck last year for snow plowing and the truck did great its first season. Engine is strong but the cab was shot. So this summer I found a real cheap 95 f150 2wd cab with hardly any rust, so the challenge began.
Pulled the old cab and front clip off, cut the floor for manual trans and 4x4 shifter in the new donor cab, then set in on the old chasis. I needed a new core support and found a used clean one for the diesel. Removed the EEC for gas engine, reinstalled lights/diesel wiring harness into donor front clip, installed clutch pedal, removed steering column from donor and installed the old one. Also removed gas instrument cluster and installed diesel cluster from old truck.
I must say that it all went easier than I had expected.
But......
Of course it wasn't without a glitch or two.
The wiring harness in the dash was not switched out, so the f150 95 harness from the firewall to instrument cluster is not matched to the 93 instrument cluster. What works?
The tach, instrument lights, volts, turn signals, 4x4 light!, speedo. No idea yet on the oil pressure and temp so I'm going to install mechanical gauges for those 2. But the kicker is the fuel gauge does not work.
Front tank full it shows empty. And when switched to the rear tank (empty) the needle spikes all the way beyond full.
Is the fix to buy a 95 diesel instrument cluster, or to trace the wires into the instrument plug and switch wires there?
Thanks for reading and for any info u can offer.
Heres a pic midway thru...
Attached Thumbnails
F350 Cab swap-e1empt.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-15-2010, 10:53 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
so your using the fuel tanks that came with the 93 along with the dash that came with the 93?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-15-2010, 12:08 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The chassis and tanks are from the 93. The cab and interior including the dash and any wiring inside the cab is the 95. I swapped out the instrument cluster from the 93 cab and put it in the 95 (the diesel has a tach were as the 95 gas did not).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-17-2014, 06:46 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 41
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Im doing something very simmiliar.
My 93 F350 cab rotted out so im swapping with a 94 powerstroke cab.
I'm assuming I'll have to remove all harnesses from my old cab in order for all to work.
how did yours end up?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-17-2014, 08:14 AM
Can you hear the derail??

 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 20,140
Thanks: 6
Thanked 94 Times in 87 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Use the diesel dash harness and everything should work fine to include the diesel fuel selector switch
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors