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here is my truck, now the body is completely off the frame and getting ready to swap it onto the 1989 f-250 chassis and drop in a p-stroke, thinking of making the old f-150 chassis into a mud truck, its already got 33" mud kings on it
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IMO the 78 frame would be better than the 89 frame unless the 78 is just rusted to bits. The 78-79 Fords are the toughest trucks ford made and arguable the toughest trucks period.
 

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I like OLDER Fords like that. Nice project.
 

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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
 

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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
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.
 

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yea, thats true. i wish my 78 chassis was a 250. i could always swap the diffs and put the dana 60's on my half ton frame. i will pull the body off the 89 and see how rugged the frame is, i dont plan on ever selling the truck when its done lol not too many supercab 4x4 trucks around
 

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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.
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12 years later I found it advertised online, except it wasnt so pretty anymore,rusty,no box and still had the same 400 my brother built in it,now worn out.
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So he bought it back and started doing a full restoration on it right away.
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Swapped the tired 400 for a built 429ci "Approx 400hp"
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Getting closer
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Done. Now has 5" lift and 35 tires.
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3 months after it looks like new and got 1st place at the local truck pulls.
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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.
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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.
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So he bought it back and started working on it right away

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Swapped the tired 400 for a built 429ci "Approx 400hp"
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Getting closer
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Done. Now has 5" lift and 35 tires.
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3 months after it looks better then new and got 1st place at the local truck pulls.
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That's what i like to see! I love it when people restore old stuff instead of chopping them and parting them off or making them so they can never be original again. Going to the crusher is the worst though.
 

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that is a truck very well done! i hate seein seventies fords rot, or even worse the crusher. i was planin on paintin mine black and keeping the red interior, but i kinda like the white and red too lol
 

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motorheaderr said:
i love the really old fords that ppl redo, i think they are one of the meanest looking trucks out there
Totally agree!
 

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yep, cant find a better truck, had bad luck with 460/429's tho. bought them to rebuild and both had damage to the blocks and heads. so i got pissed and got the diesel. the 429 had c8 heads too, hate to see them go in the scrap
 

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thats what i was thinkin lol a guy i know has a jeep cherokee and wants to put a cummins in it... that is a ton of work
 

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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!
 

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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!
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.
 

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i know right... not sure what it is, its not like i have anything agaisnt them, just dont like the look of anything on a jeep.! unexplainable
 

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You could always make a fummins out of it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbVIm5lvbRs&feature=related
 
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