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post #1 of 6 Old 07-28-2012, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Cab swap on F-450

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)

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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.
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id say for 2500 u did a good buy... as for the cab replacemnt. the frame rails are differetn widths on C&C trucks vs regular trucks. anything can be done but you will have to fab up your own brackets for the cab mounts. woud be a cool build when u are done as they didnt make ext cab 4x4 duallys. anytime thay are seen they look awesome.

what size flat bed it that?

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id say for 2500 u did a good buy... as for the cab replacemnt. the frame rails are differetn widths on C&C trucks vs regular trucks. anything can be done but you will have to fab up your own brackets for the cab mounts. woud be a cool build when u are done as they didnt make ext cab 4x4 duallys. anytime thay are seen they look awesome.

what size flat bed it that?
Thank you for replying. I had no idea about the frame widths, but fabing up a bracket wouldn't be to much of a problem.

I am thinking extended cab just for some extra room in the cab, and I think they look better. The flatbed is already basicly junk so a few feet shorter one isn't a problem. I need to get working on this project because its been sitting for a few years (needs alternator and batteries to drive) and my mom says its time to sell. My dad just doesn't have the time to work on it so im taking up the responsibility.

Thanks again for the reply. Asfar as removing the cab, can I just pick the cab and clip in one piece, or does the front end need to be disassembled?
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that i couldnt tell you... i belive the nose had to be dissambled... but all u need is the cab, the front clip from yours is the same

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I have a good standard cab from a 92 I need to get sold, no doors or dash. In Butler, WI.
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that i couldnt tell you... i belive the nose had to be dissambled... but all u need is the cab, the front clip from yours is the same
Yes but I rather would buy a cab and clip together from the same truck so I wouldn't have to get everything painted, The clip from mine is completely junk, each fender is dented, and bezels broke.

letitsno: im looking for a complete extended cab.... In Alaska to expensive to ship something up here
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