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ABOUT TO BUY 75 F-250 4X4

Postby OLDROOKIE » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:05 am

Hello all, I am about to be the new custodian of a 1975 F-250 4x4 with a 390 and manual tranny. I came across this site while researching drum brake repair. I used to have a 69 F-250 2 wheel drive and have always wanted a older 4x4. My daily commute vehicle is a 1996 F-250 4x4 diesel and I have a Ford diesel tractor so I guess that makes me a Ford guy. Anyhow, I am in need of a ton of help figuring out what to do on this vehicle, but first I need to do all four drum brakes so I am in the midst of gathering the sockets and assorted tools and parts to get started. Thanks to all the youtube videos I think I have the rear brakes figured out but I haven't come across much about the front drums and hubs/bearings. I pick the truck up next week and once home will dive into it. I am not a mechanic so I appreciate any help I can get. I just want to do the work myself and after buying the truck I am to broke to hire anyone to do it. I probably should switch out the front axle and convert to disc brakes up front when I can afford to, but right now just want to put new shoes on. The current owner says the wheel cylinders are new and the drums good..we'll see.

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Re: ABOUT TO BUY 75 F-250 4X4

Postby Eric46 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:58 am

Hello...and welcome to the forum. Lots of good information here and a friendly crowd. A set of shop manuals and a Chiltons manual will get you headed the right dirction. Here's a link to the Chiltons...I found mine at the local auto parts store. I found the shop manuals on eBay.

https://www.chiltondiymanuals.com/products/productID/63

Have fun! :wel:

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Re: ABOUT TO BUY 75 F-250 4X4

Postby OLDROOKIE » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:44 pm

Got my Chilton manual in the mail yesterday.Now I just have to figure out how to tell the old lady that I bought another truck and it only gets 6 miles to the gallon. I prepped her by showing some nice restored ones on youtube last night. She admitted she has always like them too, so it might work out.

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Re: ABOUT TO BUY 75 F-250 4X4

Postby Bullitt74 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:37 pm

:wel: from Alberta, Canada!
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Re: ABOUT TO BUY 75 F-250 4X4

Postby lennyp » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:44 pm

:wel: from Massachusetts.

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Re: ABOUT TO BUY 75 F-250 4X4

Postby sargentrs » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:15 am

:wel: from Georgia!
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1970 F100 Sport Custom Limited LWB, 302cid, 3 on the tree. NO A/C, NO P/S, NO P/B. Currently in 1000 pcs while rebuilding. Project thread: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=59995 Plan: 351w, C4, LSD, pwr front disc, p/s, a/c, bucket seats, new interior and paint.
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