Thats's true. But it will be worth more if you keep the right frame. Nice 70's models are worth around $10,000. Nice 80's models only about $5,000. In the end its all up to you but if it was me i'd do the extra work and keep the 78 frame.crazyredneck55 said:yea i want to keep the tough old chassis but its not 8 bolt axles and it would be a lot easier to modify the body mountats than make motor mounts and tranny mounts and i would need all custom drive shafts because it would be completely different
RMK-KING said:Nice F150! I hope you paint it red/white again,that is one of my favorite 2 tone color combinations. My Brother has the same thing except its a F250 Reg Cab.
This is what it looked like when he had it fixed up nice in Highschool,he then sold it for a 97 powerstroke to pull the cattle trailer,he always regretted selling it.
12 years later I found it advertised online looking like this,rusty,no box and still had the same 400 my brother built in it,now worn out.
So he bought it back and started working on it right away
Swapped the tired 400 for a built 429ci "Approx 400hp"
Done. Now has 5" lift and 35 tires.
3 months after it looks better then new and got 1st place at the local truck pulls.
I haven't had a thing for jeeps either, just never had, can't explain in, i've heard all good thing but still just can't bring myself to ever own one.motorheaderr said:idk if that would even turn out well.. i absolutely hate jeeps, not sure why, just never liked the look of them or anything about them, it depresses me he wants to put such a good motor in such a pile!