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Old 02-07-2016, 06:36 PM
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I know there were some variations in valving between the tanks in those years but I think if you cap your lines and leave the selector on your other tank you should be ok.

And holy hell... That is some rust! Whereabouts are you from to get that kind of rust? Guessing northeast or upper midwest?
Been kinda busy on the job the last few weeks. No time to enjoy some quality garage time, ya know.

CAP the lines !!! Yup. I clamped them as they have the "I don't know" slip lock type connectors. Still runs.

I beat about 20 lbs of rust off. It is in pretty bad shape. Jacked up the truck frame and lined the body panel lines to pretty close. Tacked a piece of 3/8" X 4" on out side of each side of the truck frame. Looks level now and is a lot stiffer to drive.

I am hoping next weekend I can pull the bed off and get serious about this. Maybe make a decision as to what to do about this frame. Some metal loss on the cross members too to rust.

Pictures next time. Promise.

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Old 04-30-2016, 10:19 AM
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Greetings members.

My job hasn't allowed me much time to play with this project, but some progress has been made. I did some serious thinking as to how to repair this and came to the conclusion that the frame is done.

Last Saturday I went to a local junkyard to see what was available. They had 1 F 250 FWD, but it was a little different. I have leaf springs in the front and this one has coil springs. The yard manager said that the frames are the same and the holes are there for my leaf spring brackets. Any one know if that is true? I took his word on it and bought it. Will pick up next Saturday. I then plan on cleaning and painting that frame before I swap every thing over.

Here are some better pictures of my current frame now. SWISS CHEESE. The front tank is just as bad. I will be replacing both tanks on this truck during re assembly

So, did I buy a frame I can't use or will it work?
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:23 AM
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I stuck my phone under the donor truck and got this shot. After looking at both frame pics, I am beginning to wonder. Just hoping it's the same frame, even if I have to drill holes.

To swap this out I plan on bringing my heavy home to do the lifting. I think if I plan and prepare this right, I can swap the cab and drive train in one day. Anybody ever done this before. Any info or input is appreciated. Greatly appreciated!

My over head crane is pictured here.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:40 PM
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One frame is for a 150, one is for a 250, not quite the same regarding the suspension.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:06 AM
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One frame is for a 150, one is for a 250, not quite the same regarding the suspension.
But is the frame the same?
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Basic frame rails are the same. Cross members might be different, depending on what engine Transmission was used.
The heads of the rivets can be ground off, and driven out with a punch, and replaced with yours

Same goes with your spring perches. grind the rivets off, punch them out, and bolt them back on the new frame
Or, you can get kits that come with new perches and all the hardware for a fairly decent price

The 4x2 rear spring perches on the junkyard frame are not the same as your 4x4 spring perches, and will have to be changed.

Last frame swap I did was a IDI diesel f 250 4 x 2, for a gas f 350 4x4, so it can be done, just be prepared for lots of grinding of rivet heads
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Old 07-23-2016, 10:00 PM
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Basic frame rails are the same. Cross members might be different, depending on what engine Transmission was used.
The heads of the rivets can be ground off, and driven out with a punch, and replaced with yours

Same goes with your spring perches. grind the rivets off, punch them out, and bolt them back on the new frame
Or, you can get kits that come with new perches and all the hardware for a fairly decent price

The 4x2 rear spring perches on the junkyard frame are not the same as your 4x4 spring perches, and will have to be changed.

Last frame swap I did was a IDI diesel f 250 4 x 2, for a gas f 350 4x4, so it can be done, just be prepared for lots of grinding of rivet heads
You are 100 percent correct on everything you are saying. I bought a frame a few months ago from a local junk yard. but had a hell of a time getting it home. We were short A drivers and I just ran constantly.

I finally had a Saturday and we had a flat bed available for me to use.

I want to show pictures but I just received this while uploading the pics

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Once I get this worked out Pics of the frame and progress shall be forth coming.
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Old 07-23-2016, 10:18 PM
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Image file should be OK Randy, the gallery resizes to fit. I've had that error message before but I will be damned if I can recall what the fix was.
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