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Rich’s new truck
July 14, 2021
7:35 pm
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richfroh
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6979BFFB-ECCD-46D6-9015-0153A0157C5B.jpegImage EnlargerI bought a 1975 Ford F-250 Super-cab Short bed. It’s got a crappy home built long bed flatbed on back that will be going away. I plan on putting a factory short bed back on it. It is a 2wd truck, but I will be putting Super Duty axles under it. A previous owner had put a 6 cylinder Perkins diesel in it. I will most likely be pulling the diesel out and putting in a 460, 4R100 automatic and a 203/205 transfer case/doubler. I have no idea how long this will take me to build, but I welcome comments or suggestions.

July 14, 2021
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Nice nothing like playing around with something smog exempt so you can do whatever you want to it…

July 15, 2021
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Looks like a fun project Rich! Not sure if I can add much input on the build, but if it is going to be a wheeler you gotta keep the color, it’s rad!

Aldo, I can’t put my finger on it but there seems to be something weird about the trailer grin

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July 15, 2021
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Might want to bob the new bed. A friend told me that full size F150’s are a little long for some of the trails.smile

July 15, 2021
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The cab and front clip look very clean. I cant wait to see the finished product  thumbs-up

July 16, 2021
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F-250. Good foundation Rich. That will be a fun build to do. Congrats. 

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July 17, 2021
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Mike G said
Nice nothing like playing around with something smog exempt so you can do whatever you want to it…

  

That’s exactly why I bought pre-smog!

July 17, 2021
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Jamie (K6NUB) said
Looks like a fun project Rich! Not sure if I can add much input on the build, but if it is going to be a wheeler you gotta keep the color, it’s rad!

Aldo, I can’t put my finger on it but there seems to be something weird about the trailer grin

  

I thought the fourth wheel was an extra!

Four of the five wheel studs sheared and that wheel departed the trailer about 45 miles from my destination. Not my trailer. I drove it on three wheels to Jackson airport. 

July 17, 2021
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Jeff_R said
Might want to bob the new bed. A friend told me that full size F150’s are a little long for some of the trails.smile

  

It will be shorter wheelbase and shorter overall length than my current truck, but bobbing the bed is under consideration.

July 23, 2021
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I’m glad to see you made it home safe Rich.The truck is going to be an awesome foundation for starting out a four-wheel-drive project and as always,I’m  happy to see somebody enjoying the full-size truck life with me and Brent LOL

July 23, 2021
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Dale Clement said
I’m glad to see you made it home safe Rich.The truck is going to be an awesome foundation for starting out a four-wheel-drive project and as always,I’m  happy to see somebody enjoying the full-size truck life with me and Brent LOL

  

Don’t forget Rufus!

July 24, 2021
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Jeff_R said

Dale Clement said

I’m glad to see you made it home safe Rich.The truck is going to be an awesome foundation for starting out a four-wheel-drive project and as always,I’m  happy to see somebody enjoying the full-size truck life with me and Brent LOL

 

  

 

Don’t forget Rufus!

  

Oh yeah, Sorry Rufus.

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