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Old 05-31-2008, 12:11 AM
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Body swap help.

Hey folks, Does anyone have any info on swapping My 79 regular cab F250 4x4 for a 79 F? Crew cab 2 wheel drive. Both have 4 speed's/351m400's. I plan on unbolting front clip, junking both box's and using my dog house cover. Unbolt the master from the booster. I'm not sure If the Crew cab (4door) use's the same 4 bolting locations as the regular cab of the same year. I'm also not sure which wiring harness i should use, reg. cab's or the crew cab's. For the rear mounts i'll be able to get. I've just never done this before basically, and not by myself. Any help would be greatly appreciated !
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bill

ps. i've asked on fordtrucks.com and no response but i'll ask again.

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Old 05-31-2008, 06:43 PM
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Well I have never "swapped" that exact unit but If I have this right you are going from a reg cab to Ex cab?

OK

Providing the Mounts on the frame will line up here's how I would go about it
{in theory} [which means outta my head onto the puter screen hoping not to miss something important]

remove the front sheet metal fenders hood rad support.

remove the wiring harness undo @ fire wall

remove steering column or the shaft from the column to the box.

Undo brake lines from master leave master on cab.

undo all cables speedo ,E brake, shifting linkages,A/C lines. . .

Undo the cab mounts

lift cab off & reinstall in opposite.

Well I don't know if this helps hope it did.





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I take it you are not putting the box back on............

I believe that the 4x4 has a different floor pan than the 2 wheel drive....at least a Chevy does.........There may be some tranny/transfer case clearance problems.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:21 PM
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Thanks folks. I'm gonna go look at it again this week. ( crew cab) and probably buy it. I mean its only 650 bucks and a driver, so i can resell it if i have to.

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