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Old 07-29-2016, 08:03 AM
markfuga markfuga is offline
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Default 1978 F250 build

I started this project a year ago and knew the progress would be slow so I waited to start a thread on it. Hopefully things move a little quicker now but I’m OCD when it comes to the details so it still could take a while. The project is a combination of a 1978 F250 body on a 1996 F250 frame which rides on a 2005 F350 suspension. This build is going to be a daily driver so I shouldn’t be going as far as I am with the cleanup of everything but I have a hard time with taking short cuts. I’m close to “substantial completion” at this point so I figured now is a good time to start a thread.

The engine received mild upgrades: Full Force stage 1 injectors, Adrenaline HPOP and a Beans D66 turbo. I also did the most important preventive maintenance items such as: re-seal the oil cooler, replace the oil rail plugs, new motor mounts, silicone intake boots, IPR pigtail, dual pulley tensioner, Melling M208 LPOP, new harmonic balancer, new water pump and probably a few other things I’m forgetting.

The transmission is a recent Jasper rebuilt E4OD so I’m going to run it “as is” to see how it performs.

The suspension both front and rear got every replaceable part replaced: 6 radius arm bushings, 4 ball joints, track arm ball joint and bushing, all tie rod ends, steering stabilizer shock, new front hub bearing assemblies, new Red Head steering box, all new seals, new rear bearings, new Detroit locker, new Hellwig sway bars, new rotors and calipers, new springs and shocks all around and many more trivial parts not worth mentioning.

The Exhaust was kept simple: 3 inch down pipe into a Walker 21470 muffler and out the stock tail pipe

Here’s the picture collection from the past year. I have many more pictures that show the “gory” details of things but just staying with the highlights for starters.
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