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Old 10-02-2011, 01:01 PM
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Has this been done before?

Has anyone ever put a 7.3L motor in a new 2011/2012 Body,frame and cab(the whole works, interior, exterior trim, ect)?

basically getting a new 2012 ripping out the 6.7 and putting in the 7.3?

I think it'd be pretty cool.
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:26 PM
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Good idea. Try it.
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I would if I had the cash. I just want to know if its even possible or what the outcome would be.
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Wow. Ummm, yea with enough money you can. Did someone already? Who knows.
Need the motor, whole wiring harness and PCM, adapter to go the 6R140 which should have it's one stand alone controller. And I'm sure a LOT of other stuff. But there's no reason it shouldn't fit.
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would it be easier to take a 7.3 and put a new front end on it,tailgate and interior??
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:20 PM
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would it be easier to take a 7.3 and put a new front end on it,tailgate and interior??
Yes. And save you about $50k.
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Someone had a pic on a thread of a green one with the front end conversion.
Some big diesel/trucking show.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:28 PM
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Spend 50-70 K on a truck and then tear out the 20K in motor and trans. Lay off the bong hits! That's retarded. Take a 7.3 and rebody it and save 35-50K makes a hell of a lot more sense.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:36 PM
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It would make more sense to rebuild a 7.3 with the newer body.

The other thing is to check your local laws, most state DMV's won't allow an older motor (which in this case also is void of the emissions control equipment) to be dropped into a newer vehicle and registered.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:43 PM
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not only that but if the truck is registered as a 2012 it would have to meet the new teir of emissions would not be a good idea at all a 7.3l with dpf and def i think not
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