Ok, as some of you might already know, my '98 F150 was stolen out of my driveway on sunday the 19th along with almost all of my tools and a tool box. It was recovered that evening but up in the woods sitting on creek stone bc the rims and tires were taken off along with the sat radio, HD radio and anything else they could get their hands on. We are in limbo with the insurance company right now bc they arent sure if they are going to total it or not. If they do total it, the check is going towards a diesel, if they decide to fix it and return it i would like to put a diesel in it this summer. Ive posted on here before playing with this idea with mixed thoughts. Here is what i think i would need to do:
Ford 3/4-1 ton axles with springs and whatnot
obviously new fuel tank and lines
wire it for the diesel
Here is where im not sure, i know im gonna catch hell for this but here goes
12v with 5 speed and t case- i figure would have to do a body lift to make it fit
7.3 with 5 or 6 speed and t case. My worry about the 7.3 is it fitting side to side.
I figure one of these two engines because they are easy to find cheap donor vehicles.
I know there are a few guys who have done the conversions on here and would love to hear their thoughts on it. Also other stuff that i would need to do. I know i didnt list it all so adds would be helpful.
I also toyed with the idea of buying an ext cab short bed psd that was rolled and put my body on its frame. I know this would be a TON of work but i dearly love my truck. If i knew how to post pics i would so you guys could see my truck and how clean it was.
Post any thoughts, good or bad and why. Thanks guys!