1967 F250 Camper Special

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Re: 1967 F250 Camper Special

Postby Fall_of_Olympus » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:06 pm

Well as always, over the holidays, life has gotten in the way of projects and other fun things. In any event, nothing BIG has been done to the truck, which I've dubbed "Rustimus Primer"

I replaced the belts with some help from my pup Ruby
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Had my alignment done, after which I found out that my passenger king pin is in need of replacing. I was told there's about 2-3" of play so THAT'S sure to be a fun project...
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After the alignment I decided to replace those monster tires
1 - because I hated them
2 - the front two were worn to hell from the alignment
3 - because the PO literally just put them on. No spacers, no lifts, nothing. Just giant 33" tires that rubbed on even the shallowest of turns

Located a local tire guy who happened to have some 16" rims laying around. 4 wheels with rims for $280 (tires are used but in great shape) isn't a bad deal so I jumped on top of it. Only kicker is, two of the rims are Dodge rims with a wider lug pattern, so I was left with my back monster tires while he locates two correct rims for me. He let me hold onto the incorrect ones and the rubber while I wait.

I was left with this
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He even cleaned up and primed the rims for me before putting them on. He's involved in a local classic car club in my area apparently and has offered to help me find parts.
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I got bored on a rainy day and cleaned up the two dog bowls that came with the truck and painted them and slapped em on.
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Then, I decided to just bite the bullet and slap the two original rims I had with decent rubber on the back and get the monster tires off and hopefully sold while I wait for the other two.
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Damn good amount of tread on these
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Now things are sitting at a much more natural angle and height. Rides a lot better now too.
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Taking her in to have the tranny checked out early next week and to find out the cost of fixing whatever the hell is wrong.

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Re: 1967 F250 Camper Special

Postby Fall_of_Olympus » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:18 pm

Well the inevitable transmission rebuild is coming a LOT sooner than planned. Today my front seal just flat out quit on me so Rustimus Primer is sitting comfortably in my driveway with a nice puddle under her. YAY!

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Re: 1967 F250 Camper Special

Postby Fall_of_Olympus » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:18 pm

AND we're back! So I dropped the her off at my father in law's transmission guy for the rebuild, and a few hours later get a call from him saying "come on in and talk to me..."

The damage to the transmission was pretty damn substantial. New valve body, pump assembly, torque converter, forward drum, and clutch pack. Also, it is now an air cooled transmission apparently because the water cooling system was full of metal. Along with the rest of the transmission. Basically all I got back that I brought in is the housing, the pan, and maybe a few bolts lol. Sooo here's to a brand new transmission lol.

The thing drives like a monster now! The difference is incredible.

Now, aside from switching the exhaust from the manifolds to headers, I get to just pick and choose what I'm going to work on.

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Re: 1967 F250 Camper Special

Postby Emptycoffecup » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:59 am

I just picked up a 1967 F250 with a stake bed. I am very interested in your posting. Do you have any updates? Regards


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