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post #1 of 6 Old 12-07-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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obs questions? help me clear things up a little

so i just bought i 95 f250 xl reg long bed the body is rough but its a good start and was cheap it has a few issues im trying to figure out in the performance but the body part idk what to do. i wana just get a new cab and bed since whats on there is all dented and banged up but i would like an ext cab could i do a short bed ext cab on my frame? and since theres plenty of 6 cylinder f150s out there for dirt cheap could i use an f150 cab and bed? help me out here a little
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Congrats on the purchase. If you are anywhere near Oklahoma RRonning (Ryan) is parting out an OBS. It is an extended cab that looked to be in pretty good shape.

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yea im pretty far away from there im from lancaster pa 17602
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yes f150 cabs will work but you will have to swap out all the wiring, not sure about the bed either, it would make sense that it could work but your gonna have to moove the body mounts on the frame so your probably gonna need welding skills.


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im decent welder and my buddys a master tig so thats no big deal. im guessing the wiring is gona be a pain but i think im gona give it a try. it would be alot cheaper to pick up a junker f150 in someone back yard for few hundred bucks then i can get everything to the body and int that i need. thanks for the help guys if anyone has done this before and has any helpfull tips would be greatly appreciated
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Hey mostang, I'm heading over to my shop today and will try to get some measurements off of my 97 F350 and compare them to my sons 93 F150 and post them up around dinner. Later Whit
PS not sure if the ext. cab mounts are wider or not, not even sure about the newer model stuff like this. I do know Ford did alot of body mount changes in the late 70's as far as body mount positions when it came to the heavy duty trucks. Maybe with the modular frame of mind Ford seems to have gotten in it'll work.

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