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Conversion to F650 front cap ?

I know I've heard of it being done but does anyone know of a site or manufacturer who makes a conversion kit to put an F-650 cap on the F-250 and 350? They use the same cabs so the body lines up. It would just take at least 4 inches of lift to look normal and tons of brackets to makes it fit on the smaller F-250 frame.

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How would you mount the hood? They are tilt hoods. Also the hood is wider than the body, wouldn't that look kinda goofy?

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If I do 4-6" of lift, get wider wheels, go to dual rear wheels or really wide flares, and change out my entire front cap to include bumpers and everything it should work. I know it sound impossible, but it's the same cab so I know it can be done. I'm not entirely sure it would even be worth the trouble or the cost that may be involved, but I love the look of the 650s. It's just a dream....

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There was a pair of brothers that run a Mod shop recently (within the last year) in a Diesel Magazine that put the front clip off a 650 on the front of either a SD or a EX ... I saw it, it looked a little wierd because if having to put a much wider front axle ...

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Oh yeah, i wasn't trying to say it was impossible. Each to his own dream man! If you want it i'd say try it. But like you said it might be too much work for your truck. You might be better off finding a 650 and modding that. There are still some around with 7.3's in them. OR even better you could get one with a 3126 CAT!

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Google Image Result for http://www.mobile-mike-events.com/image-opt/f650_blue2.jpg There is a sweet 650 on this link.

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That thing is sweet, but I'd have to yank all those decals off it and go staight black. Yeah I'd probably be better off just getting a F-650 and working with it. It's more just a dream at this point and was wondering if I might get lucky and find a conversion kit for a few grand. I can't even touch a worn out 650 for less than $20K.

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