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Old 04-12-2011, 12:24 AM
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Talking My 79 ford f250 build, what I've done so far

Ok so I acquired this 79 ford f250 with a 400 that runs like a raped ape! and it still has the stock 2 barrel carb lol with a c6 tranny, blah blah, ah hell I'll just tell the whole story as to how I acquired this. Ok so my ex girlfriend's parents gave me this 96 ford taurus that ran fine and had nothing wrong with it. I traded it for a 75 ford half ton on 36s with a built 390 but the front end was completely shot. I then traded that truck for 2 trucks, 1 was a 92 ford half ton on like new 42in TSL's and was all cut up, front end was dove tailed (I liked the idea but this was a real bad haggard *** job of doing it, so it was crap) doors were cut down horribly and had nothing but the bedsides and they were junk too, that truck was a death trap like none other. It had a 302 with a 5spd and stock gears, they held up for like 3 trips The other truck was a somewhat clean 90 ford half ton 2x4 with the 300 and a 5spd reg cab short box. I traded it for this 79 ford. So I am currently at NO cost for this build except my wheels and the steel I'm buying for the lift, bout 300-350$ I just need to find a new bed or flat bed it.

When I got it.



Here's the 42s. Pretty good tires for free.


Yes I'm putting 42s in there lol



Then after a long time of searching for some 8 lug 15in wheels I found these little jems in tri cities for 250$ I thought a good deal since they were brand new.


Then came the grinding of the calipers to clear the 15s, that was a PITA
My buddy doin some grinding




Finally got them ground down enough to where they didn't rub.


Then came the chore of taking the 5 lug wheels off the 42s and putting my 8 lugs in them, that was a royal PITA to do lol but I got one done tonight, my buddys left and I can't get er done by myself.

So this is where it sits right now as of tonight, tomorrow I'm going to buy some steel to do the drop hanger up front and something on the back, prolly just do some blocks. So I'm going to have roughly 6in of lift and 42s.











This is the driver side lol I got the front jacked up enough to bolt the 42 up and this tire was about 6in off the ground lol I'm going from 31-32s to 42s lol


In this pic I'm showing about how much I expect I'll have to trim (where its wiped off will be gone)


This pic is to show about how high it'll sit, I'm 6'2 and the top of the hood is at about my shoulders


What ya guys think?
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:11 AM
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nice truck i got a 77 f150 4x4
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:32 AM
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I freaking love late 70's Ford's above all others. I cant wait to see where you go with this.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:40 AM
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Looks awesome! Always wanted to do a project truck but TAMU is taking all my money
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