My dad picked up this 1997 4x4 F-450 at an auction for $2500 a few years ago. It only has 90,000 miles and runs great. As you can see, it is absolutely beat to death, inside and out. Would be so bad replacing all the parts and painting it, but the back of the cab is severely pushed in from not having a headache rack on.
What I would like to do is find a nice extended cab and front clip or something. Something that is already painted, in good condition and from a diesel or something. What would be perfect is a extended cab pickup that the motor blew up in or something, the body just needs to be in good shape.
Now for my question. How big of a deal is it to move the cab mounts back, unhook all the wiring, hoses, and lift this cab/clip off and put an extended cab back on? (with a different flatbed of course)
Heres some pictures.
Also, was $2500 a good buy for the truck. This is a after market Quigley 4x4 conversion because Ford didn't make a 450 in 4x4 then. This thing I think has a big Dana 70 FA as well.