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Old June 8th, 2019, 19:44
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I have the chance to buy a 2000ish F350 dually, 4x4, V10, for dirt cheap. I want to use it to convert my 73 F250 into a 4x4 and add overdrive. I know I'd need to add leaf spring mounts to the front, probably need to build a new or modify the 350's crossmember for the transmission and transfer case. My truck already has a D60 out back, but it'd be up for sale. Neither truck runs at the moment, so there's that...

If I go through with this, anyone that helps would have their pick of whatever Jeep parts I have in the garage, within reason. I mean, like, I wouldn't want one person claiming the AGR Super Box and the 73 D60 or whatever...

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Old June 8th, 2019, 22:50
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If you do it....I would swap the whole chassis. Just drop the 73 body on it and call it done.
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Old June 9th, 2019, 15:00
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I'd thought about that. The new truck is a crew cab long bed while the 73 is a regular cab long bed. Would moving body mounts and shortening the frame be easier? Seems like it'd be fewer things to do at least, especially since I need to do bushings on all the body mounts anyways.

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Old June 11th, 2019, 13:10
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Re: Am I crazy?

Wow, this is a username that I haven't seen in awhile.

But back on topic, I think shortening the newer frame would be best option. Cab mounts are way easier to sort out compared to motor/trans/suspension mounts.
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Old June 16th, 2019, 11:09
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I'm with Mark on that. Cut, swap, and go.
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Old June 16th, 2019, 12:20
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I'm with Mark on that. Cut, swap, and go.
Weld, you forgot weld. The thing will fold like a taco!


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Old June 16th, 2019, 12:22
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I figured that was implied.
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Old June 20th, 2019, 08:19
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Well, I guess all that's left is to get the thing home, and figure out a time and place to get this done! And money of course...

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Old June 20th, 2019, 09:45
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Money? I've heard that word used before. Hmmm?
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Old June 20th, 2019, 20:58
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Borrowed the work truck and brought her home today. It actually started up when I put a battery in it and drove up onto the trailer under its own power.

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Old June 21st, 2019, 07:11
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Oooooooo, nice!
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Old June 21st, 2019, 08:33
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Oooooooo, nice!
Pulling it onto the trailer, I finally understood the appeal of being doorless.

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Old June 23rd, 2019, 19:29
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Now I'm having second thoughts...I kinda wanna fix the dually. It needs doors, a grille, some engine work, and maybe solenoids for the transfer case. Only 151k miles, interior is in ok shape, the backseat is in great shape with lots of space, and it actually has a back seat and 4 wheel drive. Those were the key features I wanted when I bought my 73...

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Old June 23rd, 2019, 20:03
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Tube doors FTW.
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Old June 24th, 2019, 09:13
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How the heck did it get into the condition it's currently in? Any ideas?
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