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Old 09-17-2017, 05:07 AM
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I've been wanting to do an older body on a 77-79 F250 4x4 frame for a long time. I've had a 460 with a ZF given to me a while back. Yesterday I got a free 77(late) F250 4x4 given to me that is just a stripped out cab and the chassis. I'm looking at some different options on 57-60 bodys. Probably be a 59.
This would be my main and only pickup if it turned out good. I will probably sell the 59 I have now. I like it but with 4.56s, just too slow.
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kinda like l am doing with the car hauler project, newer frame and a old body, tuned in

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the width is going to be a small issue
your thinking of putting a body from a truck with a 61" wheel track on a frame with a 65" track
3/4 ton might be a little wider
2" per side not too bad can fix that with wheel offset
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the width is going to be a small issue
your thinking of putting a body from a truck with a 61" wheel track on a frame with a 65" track
3/4 ton might be a little wider
2" per side not too bad can fix that with wheel offset
Most of the old trucks tucked the wheels quite a bit anyways. And since he's going 4x4, he may want the wheels out a bit. I don't think it will be an issue, even if he wants the wheels tucked there are a lot of options for wheels with more backspace.
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One thing I don't like the looks of when an older body goes on a newer 4x4 frame is the tires sticking out. I'll just have to deal with that when I get to it but I was thinking some cheby wheels since they have less offset. Or just get some custom made stock looking steel wheels.

I have a good cab now in the 59 parts truck, fenders will need patched. Also got a title with it. Kinda waiting on my bone marrow biopsy from last wednesday to see how my winter will play out. I might be back in Minneapolis with the purdy nurses for the winter.
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willow i had a ranger body and a f-150 frame i had to do something with , so i put them to a use .. it being a 4x4 it dont look that bad to me .. its going to be a field truck or dirt road truck anyway ,Half the wheel is past the fender , but its ok
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that's acceptable on that application
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willow i had a ranger body and a f-150 frame i had to do something with , so i put them to a use .. it being a 4x4 it dont look that bad to me .. its going to be a field truck or dirt road truck anyway ,Half the wheel is past the fender , but its ok
Yeah, looks just right for a mudder or off road truck, just not the look I want for the 59. I want it to look like my stock 59 F250 4x4, only with taller tires. I'm thinking 255x85x16
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wish we were closer ive got the frame from the ranger and they are fairly flat ,, it has some rise toward the front but not as i thought it would . I also had a 40 ford coupe body , (which i never got to do anything with ) with the 79 comaro front clip welded in and the wheels stuck half out from under the fender,,, just didnt look good .
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