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Old 11-19-2009, 08:17 PM
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Alright here's the deal. I have at my disposal two 01 f-350's. One is a crew cab 4x4 single wheel long bed. Standard tranny with motor that has only 160k on it and sounds quieter than the new one that was just put into one of our other trucks. The problem is that it was rolled and the body is shot. Bed is still in good shape with a pop-outable dent on the passenger side. The other truck is one that we bought for the motor. The body is in good shape but it is just a standard work truck with crank windows, vinyl floor etc. It is also an automatic.

What we need done is a body swap from the automatic XL truck to the standard rolled over lariat. What I need to know is how difficult is this to do. I havn't pulled a body off of one of these sizable trucks before (did a 91 ranger a few years back), and I have never changed something from automatic to standard. A mechanic offered his services for $800 to swap the bodies. But I dont think he was told about the power windows and seats that I want swapped as well. So lets take a guess and say its gonna cost about $1200.

Should I just spend the $1200 on the swap or try and tackle this myself? I am pretty mechanical and am sure my uncle and I could do this fairly easily with some guidance but is it just worth it to have him do it for me?

Any links or feedback is GREATLY appreciated.

-Schnot
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:42 PM
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Alright here's the deal. I have at my disposal two 01 f-350's. One is a crew cab 4x4 single wheel long bed. Standard tranny with motor that has only 160k on it and sounds quieter than the new one that was just put into one of our other trucks. The problem is that it was rolled and the body is shot. Bed is still in good shape with a pop-outable dent on the passenger side. The other truck is one that we bought for the motor. The body is in good shape but it is just a standard work truck with crank windows, vinyl floor etc. It is also an automatic.

What we need done is a body swap from the automatic XL truck to the standard rolled over lariat. What I need to know is how difficult is this to do. I havn't pulled a body off of one of these sizable trucks before (did a 91 ranger a few years back), and I have never changed something from automatic to standard. A mechanic offered his services for $800 to swap the bodies. But I dont think he was told about the power windows and seats that I want swapped as well. So lets take a guess and say its gonna cost about $1200.

Should I just spend the $1200 on the swap or try and tackle this myself? I am pretty mechanical and am sure my uncle and I could do this fairly easily with some guidance but is it just worth it to have him do it for me?

Any links or feedback is GREATLY appreciated.

-Schnot

$1200 bucks sounds kinda low to me
i dont think it would be that hard, but never swapped bodies or trannys so i wouldnt know, someone with more info should be around soon
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:33 PM
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easy..if the two trucks are the same do er up..start with the rolled truck so you know what you dont have to take apart in the other truck....shouldnt be hard at all..basic
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Well they are not the same. The rolled is a lariat 6-speed and the good body is just a basic xl automatic. Crank windows, non-power seats, etc. My worry is the wiring for the doors and the seats. Also how hard is it to change all of the motors and other crap to make them power windows?

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Old 11-22-2009, 07:39 AM
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im not sure if ford has all the connectors there already....or if its a completly different harness...if your swapping cabs why not just switch the harness too? and keep the 6 speed! lol
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