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    Posted: 29 Jan. 2018 at 9:25pm
My Ford F-350 crewcab 4x4.
  
Specs. 
1977 crewcab shortbed 4x4. 1979 front clip and box. 
A/C 
1989 5.9 Cummins non intercooled. 
Dodge auto with O-D.  205 t-case. 
Dana 60 front  Dana 70 rear. 
Rear air bags with compressor. 
1974 Ford 2wd power steering box. 

After market seat with center console. 
After market power windows,locks and cruise control.
 


Edited by Flatfender Ben - 29 Jan. 2018 at 9:46pm
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Thanks for looking. 
I will post pictures of interior and engine compartment soon. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote berettajeep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan. 2018 at 9:59pm
Great looking truck Ben.  Did you do all the modifications?
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The guy I bought it from had put the Cummins in it back in the 90s. 
But when I found it the eng wasn’t in it and it was completely worn out,and painted yellow!

I basically rebuilt everything and a friend painted it for me. 

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Yellow? No offense to those who appreciate yellow.

Lets see those before pictures!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jan. 2018 at 5:15pm
Nice looking truck,well doneThumbs Up
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Not the greatest pictures. 

   

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[QUOTE=berettajeep]Yellow? No offense to those who appreciate yellow


Ya no offense it’s a fine color, as long as it’s not on my vehicle Evil Smile

Plus every time I drove past the school Kids kept climbing in!!!!!
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1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
1953 cj3b yard dog
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote otto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jan. 2018 at 9:54pm
I painted one of my cars bright yellow once, it attracted a lot of bees. 
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Forgive me if I don't return the "jeep wave", I need both hands on the wheel!
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Me friend had a '66 four door her just sold...it was begging have a Cummiins in it.
1953 CJ3b, nice!
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Ben,
Ok, here is a "peek" of my '77 F-350 Ford Crew-Cab.
I completed the 2-year-build in 1998.
The cab came off of an F-250 2wd rust-free northeastern-California arid-climate.
I put the F-250 cab onto a '77 F-350 Longbed 2wd Chassis, and then sourced a 2wd Longbed box with the race-track trim and made mounts to ulitize original bed-holes.
The rivets for the front 2wd suspension got torched out, and assembly removed for installation of '76 F-250 springs and hangers. ( the 2wd frames are factory-punched to accept the '76 leaf-spring Crossmember ! ) That means the spring front member is a Bolt-On.
   Anyway, I sprayed it with 3-full coats of PPG Acrylic in original blue.

   I have bunches of photos of my steering ('93 Ford Corp 2wd PS box ), and how I reconfigured the 2wd crossmembers to accommodate the 300-inline six engine, with NP435 trans, and married NP205 T-Case. I has a split-driveline in rear of course. Front diff is sourced from a '79 F-350 D-60 Disc brake.

   I sold a '66 rust-free 4-door Ford cab 2-years ago that I had owned 25-years and just couldn't get after it. :-(

   The Rubicon jeep trail was calling each summer, and the '66 project never made it to fruition.

   I like the early Ford Crewcab pickups !

So, Ben, from what you have learned, what year (s) of Cummins are desirable ?

Your pickup is Sweet ! ...... hard to believe I've ran mine for 20-years.
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Hey Len 
I remember seeing pictures of your crewcab and steering conversion, on oldfordcrewcabs forum!!
You have an awesome pickup!

I haven’t been active on the crewcab forum for a few years. 


 For Cummins conversions the early 89-93 engines are my favorite. 
They have easy injector pump mods. 
No computer 

If I did another one I’d go to the work of having an intercooler.  

To fit an intercooler with a/c condenser and trans cooler is do able but a lot more fabrication. 

As with any build it all depends on what your going to use the pickup for. 

An over-drive transmission is a must with a low rpm engine like a Cummins. 
And unless all you do is pull heavy loads your going to want more than 4:10 gears. 
  
No OD 4:10 gears =about 60-65 mph top speed against the governor. With stock gov spring and tires. 

To do another one my dream build would be 73-79 crewcab short box, on a late model super duty frame and axels, early Cummins with inter cooler, and an overdrive tranny with more than four gears. 

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A while back...
After noticing a vibration coming from the drive train that became worse as l pulled my trailer down the hwy, I started looking for a place to pullover, as I slowed to a stop the vibration was so bad I thought the rear drive shaft must have come loose!!
 I got out and looking couldn’t see anything wrong Confused 
But as soon as I began moving again  I could tell something Bad was wrong Ouch 
I ended up leaving my trailer at the dairy where I got my  bulldog jeep. 
My Dad came with his trailer and hauled my crewcab for me. 

I was hoping a wheel bearing had went out... that would have been nice..
This is what I found 






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I had a diesel shop do the rear end rebuild. 

All the gears where ruined Deadnot only that but the carrier bearing had spun on the carrier ruining it! And spun the carrier race in the diff housing almost destroying it! 
Pinion bearing race spun in housing!
Luckily they where able to repair the differential housing.  
 So $$$$ 
All new bearings. 
New ring and pinion. 
New carrier. 

Who ever set this diff up originally didn’t know what they where doing!!!!
My rebuilder guy said nothing was set up correctly. 
He said he’d never seen a spicer pinion gear fail like that, it’s always the ring gear. 
 
One plus is with the new spicer gear set I also had them install a 
Spicer trak lok limited slip differential. 

 

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As you May have seen in my wagoneering thread  I pulled my gutter trailer with the Wagoneer but instantly realized that was not a good idea as the trailer is too much for the Wagoneer. 

 My dad loaned me his 94 Dodge to pull my trailer with for two weeks while the crew cab was in the shop. 

 What I didn’t realize is after the rear end was back together on the crew cab they said I couldn’t pull my trailer for 600 miles as there’s a break in period On the differential gears!!!
 Which is a bummer because I’m busy with work and without being able to pull my trailer there’s no reason to be driving my pick up so 600 miles going to be a while. 

 So I ended up spending a weekend working on my 74 highboy Ford  so I could use it to pull my trailer. 
 Replaced a Leaking rear wheel cylinder and brake shoes. New radiator and heater hoses. 
Oh ya and new starter. 

 Sometimes I feel like all I do is work on junk. LOL







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While there is a break in on the Dana Trac-Lok, the instructions I gave my customers was to go to a parking lot that was empty and do about three dozen wide figure eights on the pavement. Voila! You are broke in...

I installed dozens of Trac-Loks in the 18 years I owned my shop and never heard of a 600 mile break in, but I have heard of the figure eight break in discussed by a Dana-Spicer engineering rep.
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While the crewcab was at the diesel shop I had them install my new hybrid turbo Big smile

It’s upgraded from a 50 to a 60 compressor wheel. Which should help with egts as it will push a lot more air. 

Oh if you don’t like the sound of turbo whistle this upgrade ain’t for you!
It sounds like a 747 at take off when it’s spooling upBig smile

Okay A little exaggeration!!






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Originally posted by SE Kansas 46 CJ-2A SE Kansas 46 CJ-2A wrote:

While there is a break in on the Dana Trac-Lok, the instructions I gave my customers was to go to a parking lot that was empty and do about three dozen wide figure eights on the pavement. Voila! You are broke in...

I installed dozens of Trac-Loks in the 18 years I owned my shop and never heard of a 600 mile break in, but I have heard of the figure eight break in discussed by a Dana-Spicer engineering rep.

Thanks very much for this information. 
I’ve put about 300 miles on it. 
If it’s still a good idea I will definitely do the figure eights??

I thought 600 miles sounded like a lot, but they said they wanted to inspect the gear pattern after 600 miles and if I didn’t follow these  instructions it would void there warranty on the install. 
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