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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
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I would start with a running/driving F250/350 '99-'03 truck, complete with suspention and axles... then just swap your cab onto that chassis. Then once you have a running driving truck, mod it from there. As long as you start with a chassis that matches your cab/bed combo, it should work, with just having to build custom body mounts.
Don't get me wrong, I love my 6sp man trans red truck... but for racin' ricers, you might want to concider an auto trans, the man trans is hard to shift quick, and the auto will just power on thru the gears, it's quicker. But since I don't do that, I wish all my trucks, even the wife's excursion, were 6sp's!
Edit: and just to add... yeah, do some more reading... not putting you down, but there's thousands of very informative posts here on this site, I've learns LOADS over the years just reading thru them. Using the search function will bring up some old ones that will shead light on things you want to know.
'99 E350 DRW Stahl 11' util box van, 7.3 PSD, stock. 138k SOLD
'00 F350 extcab, 9' utility bed, dually 228k
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E'99 F250 extcab, S/Bed 211k. Sidelined due to motor issues.
'00 Excursion Limited, 7.3PSD 294k
'84 Chevy K-30, 6.2L TD, woods/trail beater. 141k