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Old 04-25-2013, 10:43 AM
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So, looking at putting a newer 7.3 in a bronco.

So this summer if I hit my mark on lawns again. I should be pulling 875 a week again after taxes an fees. I want to get a bronco and a junked f350. I know I can use the old idi engine but I was wondering if a 99 up 7.3 would work.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:55 PM
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It has been done. Your going to have to do some custom fab work or find a 94-97 for some parts like the core support and making a SD cluster fit or making a SD PCM work with a OBS cluster. Any particular reason your looking for a SD vs OBS donor? The swap would be much easier if you started off with a OBS.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:21 PM
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I would probably have a better chance of finding a SD donor around here. I see alot more of them then I do OBS trucks. That's only reason why.
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CV been contiplating this build for a while Imagin this 79 bronc 2 tone paint job on 37"s minimum built 9" with 40 splines 60 hi pinion up front and the guts out of my 01?????
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I can't wait till this summer =)
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Okay, I typed this twice earlier today on my iPhone but it went back twice so I gave up until I got down with my lawn route. I want opinions I can find and 4WD excursion with a v-10 around here probably easier and the same price as a bronco with a good frame and body. I wanted the bronco because of off-roading. But the excursion seems like it would be easier to build vs. finding an obs truck that's 4WD then taking a bronco and mating the two. I've gotten really good about planning my entrance and escape with the F350-land barge that I've made it though (no-no) holes that other get stuck in with their half-tons.

I can
A. Find a 4WD OBS truck and a bronco

B. Find a 2WD Uhaul/box/van truck and a 4WD excursion V-10

I was looking at the numbers and option B seems cheaper for some reason v-10 excursions were more popular around here and I don't know why. I've been in a v-10 and they suck. The 2WD donor truck would also be cheaper than the 4WD obs truck. The v-10 and bronco I can find around the same price as each other. I just want opinions and which route you all would take.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:42 PM
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If you go the excursion route, you would be better off searching a wider area for one that already has the engine you want and flying out to get it. If you do go through with it, you will need to completely pull the transmissions apart so you can swap the tail section from the gas trans to the diesel trans if you want to keep 4x4. I would still opt for the first option, a diesel bronco is much cooler than a diesel excursion. That is unless you plan on chopping the excursion down to be 2 door.
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