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Stay tuned... 6.0l in a 79 F250
I have a 2005 6.0l motor, auto trans/transfer case, everything in the engine compartment (wiring, computers, brake system, a/c box, intercooler, radiator, all ac stuff, etc...). When I say everything, I mean everything. When I was done stripping then engine bay, there was nothing left but the firewall. Also grabbed the fuel tank, pump, lines. On the inside, grabbed every bit of wiring, cluster, pedals, fuse box. Dash was already taken, but I did get the cage. Anyways, I have everything to put into my 79 to make it a superduty. Unfortunately, I didn't think about cutting out the firewall, so I will be making a trip to Johnson's Mustang and Truck parts for a complete firewall to graft in.
Now, the 79 F250 is leaf sprung (not coils like the F150), so an 8" 99-04 lift will be going on it. The body is fairly decent. I have cab corners, door bottoms to tend to. The bed is pretty rusted. The floor mainly and behind the right wheel. Everything else is decent. The welds that hold the bedside to the floor at the back of the bed are broke so the bedsides aren't stable at all.
Needless to say, I am going to start on the bed first and hone my welding skills (which are non-existant).
I am planning on starting it this month and will post pics as I go. It is not going to be a slam-it-together project, so I plan on taking my time and doing it right.
05 F250 4x4 CC, 9.5" Rize/Icon, 38" Toyos, 20x12 Pacers, 5" MBRP, AFE stage 2, Cass 190s, Powermax, ELC w/filter, RCD EGR delete
04 Excursion 4x4, vacation bus
Project 1979 F250 6.0 powered in progress
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