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Old 06-02-2011, 02:33 AM
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As if I dont have enough toys laying around already

As the title states I am teetering on bringing home a new toy/project/conversation piece. It is a 78 F250 Crew Cab with a 460/c6 4x4. It has a newer bed on it but the doors and roof are bad. Probably could use a hood and some minor stuff. It runs but has a bad fuel line. Drives but has a bad brake line in the rear. Not really big deals but minor stuff. The clincher is I can get it at 800 bucks roughly (some parts are being haggled back and forth as well)













This isnt 100% yet but odds are looking good. Ive already got a possible drivetrain plan for it as well as a body idea. The drawback is its one more project Id have sitting around. Let me know what ya all think, Any input would be cool as I am a rookie for the 70s trucks
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:48 AM
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I'd walk, Thats a lot of work there..
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:51 AM
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The roof is gonna be the only real hard part. I know where I can get all new doors, fenders, hood. The usual stuff isnt bad. Unbolt old and bolt on new.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:20 AM
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I am a sucker for 70's Ford's. It all about how much effort you want to put forward.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:43 AM
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One thing I would do if you were going to restore it is convert it to a long beds. CCLB's in the 70's were almost non existent.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:57 AM
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never a long bed, I HATE long bed trucks on anything other than a regular cab. Idk what it is but long beds just look so wrong. Plus for the stuff I do a land yacht truck wouldnt work
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:00 AM
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Nothing wrong with a short bed. Its just my preference.

So what kinda drive train plans you got?
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:05 AM
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Yeah I seem to be a loner on the short bed thing. But yeah its all on what ya like

Well I do have a full PSD drivetrain sitting in the back yard. 95 PSD, zf5, dana 60 and a sterling 10.25. Id love to work that in there but I dont see it happening. The other option is go cummins and just use the c6 thats in it unless I can find a zf5 for it. It just seems like a truck that needs to be a diesel
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:10 AM
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They all need diesels. The PSD drive train would not be to bad if you have fabrication skills.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:11 AM
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I think the Cummins conversions are played out.
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