Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby SeapineF37 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:21 pm

Yeah wiring is the pits. Tedious and after a bunch of work its not even photo worthy...
But gots to be done and good on ya for workin through it. I'm still trying to get through mine :cry:
Looking forward to the next photo worth update!
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:24 pm

SeapineF37 wrote:Yeah wiring is the pits. Tedious and after a bunch of work its not even photo worthy...
But gots to be done and good on ya for workin through it. I'm still trying to get through mine :cry:
Looking forward to the next photo worth update!

I will say that the Painless Wiring Kit, although spendy, is well worth it when it comes to simplicity and not having to re-invent the routing of wires again. It could be a lot worse!
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby magic bus » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:58 pm

Looking good indeed, :woohoo:
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:08 pm

My wife helped me this weekend, and we got the full floor vinyl installed on the truck. Much easier with an extra set of hands!
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Postby Madman » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:09 pm

Then today I got the gas tank back in.

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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:39 pm

Got the Passenger side inner fender painted, under coated, and weird ass seal installed yesterday.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:40 pm

Pulling and routing the wires on the passenger side.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:46 pm

And installed the radiator support.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:59 pm

I'll post this in the interior section as well, but I found a great substitute headliner material. I got this piece of Vinyl at home depot for $22. It is 4x8 and white, but I believe it can be painted. It was advertised as shelf bases, but it is perfect for a headliner!

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I used the trim to rough outline the shape and size, cut it big to allow trimming to size in place.

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I basically screwed it up in the overhead in the center portion and worked outward, screwing it down and trimming it in place.

Final product I believe looks good!
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:11 pm

I then got my auxiliary fuel tank installed in the rear of the frame, installed the fuel transfer solenoid valve, and fuel lines. A flip of the toggle switch will transfer suction from the main tank in the cab to this 32 gallon monster!
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:16 pm

Installed the inner fender and routed the wires from the painless wiring kit, and installed the solenoid and voltage regulator, as well as the heater hoses. I am awaiting the Champion aluminum radiator, they had to modify the mounting brackets for my truck. FYI Universal Champion Radiators that they swear fit all 67-72 Ford trucks only fit 2wd's. The bracket has to be rotated from front to back to fit 4x4's.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:19 pm

And here I dropped some coin on a big upgrade, the Edelbrock E street fuel injection system....spendy but sweet!

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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Lone Ranger » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:22 pm

I just read your entire thread... You my friend are doing great work! No stone unturned here. I'm a huge highboy fan and you are making them sweeter. Keep it up! Can't wait to see it put together around that motor.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:05 pm

Lone Ranger wrote:I just read your entire thread... You my friend are doing great work! No stone unturned here. I'm a huge highboy fan and you are making them sweeter. Keep it up! Can't wait to see it put together around that motor.


Thank you! I hope that some of you breathing life back into these trucks can take away something from my posts and put it to good use on yours! :thup:
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:06 pm

Lone Ranger wrote:I just read your entire thread... You my friend are doing great work! No stone unturned here. I'm a huge highboy fan and you are making them sweeter. Keep it up! Can't wait to see it put together around that motor.


Thank you! I hope that some of you breathing life back into these trucks can take away something from my posts and put it to good use on yours! :thup:
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