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Ford f100

 
 
burt21
 
Reply Mon 2 Nov, 2009 06:46 pm
Will a 1970 f100 body fit on a 1981 f250 frame?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 2 Nov, 2009 07:12 pm
@burt21,
How good are you at fabrication?
burt21
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 12:45 pm
@farmerman,
I am personally not that great, but I have others who can do such things. The mounts on the cab are close, but the bed mounts are off.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 12:49 pm
@burt21,
Sounds like a lot of work to accomplish something nobody will want to buy.

Is the F250 a 4x4?

body stiffness in the bed will suffer unless you reinforce the mounts. a 2" body lift would make this much easier to do, but would look silly on a 2 wheel drive truck.
burt21
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 01:03 pm
@Rockhead,
Actually the f250 is a 2wheel drive but I am looking to put the 4wheel drive out of the 1970 on that chassis. it already had the 2" body lift on it. I am not looking to sell the truck at this point.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 01:05 pm
@burt21,
you are doing a lot of work to make less of a truck.

Why not find a 70 3/4 ton 4x4 and build from there?
burt21
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 01:08 pm
@Rockhead,
the body on this 1970 is in very good condition with a good 460 motor, most of the 3/4 ton truck are trashed that I have seen. why is that less of a truck? just for curiosity.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 01:12 pm
@burt21,
Ford changed the platform for the 80's and the frame and steering is inferior to the earlier trucks.

(look how many 78 ford trucks are still on the road versus 81's)

If I was to build a Ford truck now, I would look for a 74 or 75 3/4 ton.

Good truck with excellent transfer case and diff's.

(I am a Chevy guy mostly, I'm sure there are Ford guys could tell you better.)
burt21
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 01:16 pm
@Rockhead,
I understand now. I have found a chassis for nothing so I was hoping instead of paying for a whole mid 70's truck that this might work.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 01:17 pm
@burt21,
I'm a scrapper.

there is a reason you find those trucks for little or nothing...

good luck, and welcome to A2k.
burt21
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 01:18 pm
@Rockhead,
any good suggestions for finding a mid 70's 250?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 01:19 pm
@burt21,
what part of the country are you in?
burt21
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 01:21 pm
@Rockhead,
southeast
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 01:26 pm
@burt21,
I'm in Kansas, but spent time in Tennessee. old salvage yards in rural areas, and farmers are the best source here, and I'm guessing away from the big cities most of the south is the same way.

where you have a good body, it should not be that hard to find a good one.

prolly not gonna find a free one, however...
burt21
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 02:39 pm
@Rockhead,
Well I might just scrap the chassis I have gotten here, that will help. A very small amount but a little help is nice. Thanks for your info. Thoughts on a mid 70's 460? Rebuild or sell and crate?
burt21
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 02:41 pm
@burt21,
What is the latest model 250 that you would suppose would match up to the 70 body?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 03:47 pm
@burt21,
1979
burt21
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2009 06:53 pm
@Rockhead,
thanks, appreciate the info
burt21
 
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Reply Fri 6 Nov, 2009 10:47 am
@burt21,
Would a 1972 f250 frame 2x4 be able to be converted to 4x4?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 10 Nov, 2009 01:47 pm
@burt21,
burt.

(can I call you burt?)

you keep trying to make this harder than it should be...

yes, you can make a 4x4 frame from a 2 wheel drive frame. If you can find a donor truck for the other pieces that make it work as a 4 wheel drive.

it still would be easier to find a donor 4x4 truck and just take the frame and run with it.

good luck.
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