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Old 05-12-2014, 07:03 PM   #41
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Probably not, but they are stout, and simple. I've been looking into converting to 4wd, but that's not going to happen anytime soon.

If it does happen, it's getting leafs like the f350 had, and a solid axle - dana 60 high pinion. I think there's some years of f350 that have that setup that isn't too hard to swap.

Really I'd like the Dana 70 out back like the dodge with cummins had. My rear is a Sterling 10.25", comparable to a Dana 60. I'll settle for keeping that though - Dana rears are pretty expensive.
I did that to my 94 gmc shortbox , dana 60 front leafsprings with military wraps , dana 70 rear heavy duty spring perches , air bag helpers on all 4 corners , 75 454 gas , 5 speed manual granny first OD , 205 transfercase , big brakes , with the manual I downshift and that's 60% of my braking needs, rides crappy empty but rides like a caddy with 3 bobcat loads of dirt . you want a dependable truck you need to make it yourself . but youll most likely see me at HD with the drywall ratchet strapped to the roof of my Cherokee . 20 mpg versus 10 .
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:10 PM   #42
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I saw this at a local fast food.
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I saw this at a local fast food.
Thats the special, special bus for those special workers
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I did that to my 94 gmc shortbox , dana 60 front leafsprings with military wraps , dana 70 rear heavy duty spring perches , air bag helpers on all 4 corners , 75 454 gas , 5 speed manual granny first OD , 205 transfercase , big brakes , with the manual I downshift and that's 60% of my braking needs, rides crappy empty but rides like a caddy with 3 bobcat loads of dirt . you want a dependable truck you need to make it yourself . but youll most likely see me at HD with the drywall ratchet strapped to the roof of my Cherokee . 20 mpg versus 10 .
I get around 16+mpg in the city. Love my oil burner - until it's oil change time and I've got to buy a 5 gallon bucket of the stuff

I really like the dodge - 12v cummins (p pump), np205 transfer case, Dana axles ...

but I like the Ford's body for the most part. The dodge just looks like a scooby-doo jalopy. The Ford also used a high pinion front axle, which I think is better for ground clearance or something. Also the dodge auto trans was a POS. I've heard they can be built pretty reasonably though, and not be a weak link like they were from the factory.

My truck is an extended cab 2 door. I'd love to have a crew cab long bed - but dodge didn't make one of those and they are a real pain to make.

So ... Ford crew cab long bed, high pinion Dana 60, I believe Ford also had an np205 configured for the pumpkin on that side ... the transmission I have is the electronic evolution of the C-6 - which is pretty stout ... a Dana 70 rear, or just keep the sterling 10.25/10.5 - whatever ...

I'm not sure if a 12v Cummins can mate to my trans, if not I'd have to switch ... no biggie since the t-case would be divorced anyway ...

But I also like my powerstroke 7.3L ... it's just LOUD, and has some electronic controls although not much.

Ahhh dreams

Doesn't matter too much though if I do what I'm thinking about and getting the heck out of this business - but I still need my redneck truck for my own use!
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Does it come in 4x4?
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You can make them into one if you can switch parts, lots of fire trucks are 4x

I want too build one into an rv myself..
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I'm in a 96 F-250, 7.3L Powerstroke fyi
That was my old truck. Rusted away.
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That was my old truck. Rusted away.
Mine loomed near new when i got it last year. Now not so much ...

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