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#1 fordmustang1984 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 08:49 PM

Well i havent been on much lately, and i figured some of you would like to know why. Its a 1973 Ford F-350 dually dump truck, and sort of recent to me, coming back to it after stopping a few years ago to get a cab together, and my dad has had it for at least 20 years. It started its life as a stake sided flat bed dump, which was used to haul trash for surrounding towns. Well, my dad took the business for a few years, and by then the truck was worn pretty well, and needed a cab. It went through several engines, a tranny and finally got a "new" cab, but was never finished, and got parked in out yard for 10-15 years.

Then we started it again but the windows had been down and the "new" cab was toast. So, we stripped it to a bare frame, and scrapped the cab. (2 years later i could weld, and we could have fixed it, oh well)

There it sat, bare frame, rebuilt motor on a stand and enough spare parts for 2 trucks. Then we got a cab from a neighbor who builds broncos and didnt need a cab. So i cleaned up the frame, and started painting the cab. It needs some mods for the manual transmission the truck has since autos use different floor pans but thats mostly done with. Here are some pics of it as of now, and ill update with more as i go between this the crawler project, an engine swap in a ranger, rebuild in an aerostar, and front axle work on a bronco, and other things.
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Oh, and it will be red and black, not blue. And i have to build a whole bed for it after the rest of it is done.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 09:07 PM

Looks like a good project and will make you a nice hauler.

Remember to roll up the windows this time tho...

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 09:40 PM

Yes, soon as they are mounted! lol

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 06:41 AM

I like the body style of that year Ford , keep us posted of your progress , Al

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 10:33 AM

That is going to be a bit of a project,isn't it?

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 10:53 AM

That will be a pretty useful truck to have around. It would cost a small fortune to replace it with a new one.




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