72 F250 4x4 Restoration

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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby popeyes71 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:59 am

:yt: :yt: Yeah, don't jump the gun to quickly. Even if you didn't do the upgrades that are being mentioned and where looking for original replacements you'll be ok. If you were closer, I've got a good Dana 24 transfer case and a good closed knuckle Dana 44 from my 71' Highboy that I would let go very reasonably. Just be patient, those items are relatively easy to locate even at a reasonable price.
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby hfdco4 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:07 pm

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We have all been in this same situation before. What you need to do now is this;
1) Inventory what you have between the two truck.
2) Figure out what you need to put the 4x4 back together.
3) Use the parts you are not going to use as bartering material or sell for funding your project.

I can tell you this has worked for me, and I do like being able to share parts with the group here.
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby Bullitt74 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:33 pm

This is looking to be a very cool build! Sounds like you got the right guys chiming in to give you helpful advice. Looking forward to following your progress!
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby DuckRyder » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:50 pm

Check the pinion angle if you use the 2WD rear end, you might have to use some wedge shims. I’ve heard varying stories about whether they are the same of not.
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby Stuntmonkee » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:06 pm

Sorry guys - no photo updates this weekend - it’s raining:(

Question though? What’s the value of an old FE shortblock?

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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby Stuntmonkee » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:08 pm

And is there anyway to identity if it’s a 360 or a 390?
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby hfdco4 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:28 pm

On the crank there will be a 2U or 2UA stamp for 390, 2T or 2TA for 360.
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby hfdco4 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:30 pm

You will find the number on one of the counter weights, just spin the crank and take pics for us! :D :thup:
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby Ranchero50 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:39 pm

Just measure the stroke. 3.5 = 360 Longer is bigger.
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby Manny » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:09 pm

Engine doesn't look bad at all. Still curious to see the differentials. If the look like that you better be driving tomorrow :lol:
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby popeyes71 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:08 am

Yeah, measure the stroke. That will tell you right away what you have.
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby Stuntmonkee » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:16 pm

Sunny and 55 this weekend!!! Sounds like it’s diff teardiwn and photo time!!!!

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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby popeyes71 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:42 am

Looking forward to hearing how things go!
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby Stuntmonkee » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:10 pm

Rear end photos
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Re: 72 F250 4x4 Restoration

Postby Stuntmonkee » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:11 pm

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