90 f250 build

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by soggybottom, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. soggybottom

    soggybottom Full Access Member

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    So I bought my idi last fall to use as a winter vehicle. Well it made it through winter and now I have decided to spruce it up some.

    Here she is

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    Started out faded rusty blue, then I decided to rattle bomb it white. I ran out of paint and time before snowfall, so it was 2 toned all winter.;Sweet

    Whats been done:

    Painted steel wheels
    Rewired cab
    New fuel lines
    New front brake lines
    alternator
    voltage regulator
    starter
    glow plugs
    batteries/cables
    return line kit
    electric fuel pump
    water pump
    thermostat
    rebuilt oil cooler
    rear brake shoes/spring kit
    new floors/rockers
    new u joints
    new manual hubs

    To do:

    custom flatbed
    custom bumpers
    repaint cab
    headache rack
    matching tires
    injectors/pump
    rear tank delete
    tool boxes

    First up I will be building a flatbed. The factory bed is falling to pieces.

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    This will never be a show truck. I use it for hunting/fishing/towing. The goal is to have a truck that will do all these things, and that my wife isn't embarrassed to ride in.
     
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    I was able to make it to the steel yard before they closed after work on Friday.

    220$ in steel:

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    Then I made my way to the lumber yard.

    100$ in treated lumber:

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    And then it was time to remove the old bed. Had to cut all of the bolts as they were rusted solid. Then I removed the lights, wiring, and filler necks.

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    Then I flipped the bed onto the lawn

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    I should have gotten someone to help me with that part. The bed is a bit much for one person to move around.

    With the bed gone, it was time to cut off unused brackets on the frame, and remove the rusted out rear fuel tank

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    Off went the bumper

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    Saturday was a full day.

    I ran to the steel yard to pick up some things I forgot, then I got to work setting up the frame rails where I wanted them.

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    Next I laid out the frame for the bed. Frame is 2x3x1/8

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    Once everything was squared up the welding began.

    All welded:

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    Then I laid out the bracing and welded it in

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    I couldn't decide if I wanted the stake pockets on the inside or the outside of the frame, but in the end inside is where they ended up

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    And all welded in:

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    After flipping it over and welding all of the bottom, onto the truck it went

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    And that was enough for Saturday
     
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    Today the weather wasn't cooperating so I didn't get as far as I'd hoped. Started the day off running for more supplies.

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    I backed the truck up to the garage so I wouldn't get wet while working

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    I capped the corners of the bed with some plate

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    And then got started on the bumper

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    I added a piece of angle between the drops for the bumper that I plan to mount the lights and license plate to

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    And that's where I am at. All of the metal work should be done for now. I plan to make a headache rack after I paint the cab, and I'm still not sure what I am doing with the filler neck. Hopefully by the end of the week it will be painted, and ready for the decking and electrical.
     
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    That looks very nice!
     
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    I would hold the filler neck up to the bottom of the bed frame. See if it's too low to use.

    I like mine up high so the fuel flows right on in.
    I've thought of making trap doors in the bed floor for the fillers, but my new j&l flatbed already keeps them up high.
     
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    With the bed off and out of the way now is a great time to modify the filler necks so you can use the big rig nozzles at the fuel stops. Its called harpooning the fuel tanks. What you do is remove the fill neck and tear out the center rubber hose that the fuel runs into the tank by. Then remove the rollover valve from the top of the tank and install a fitting and hose to the top of the fill neck. Silver soldier it on or JB weld it on. Look down into the fill neck. See the metal plate that has a small hole in the top of it. Thats where all the air is supposed to vent when your filling the tanks. That piece has to be removed from the fill neck. It can be a tuff job but it can be done. I used 1/2 inch fuel rated rubber hose for the vent on top of the tank to the top of the fill neck. Adding another small piece of 1/8 or 1/16 copper tubing connected to the fill neck and a piece of hose to match in a loop is a great vacuum preventer too. My tanks are not vented to atmosphere so they pull vacuum most of the time.
     
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    Very nice. ;Sweet
     
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    Nice setup indeed, and ya filler neck mod NOW, whilst you can so easily!
     
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    Thanks everyone. I have modified the filler for the tank. Had to do that when I bought the truck to preserve my sanity (I couldn't stand it clicking off every 2 seconds). Since buying the truck I haven't been able to use the last 1/4 tank of fuel, so with the tank off I removed the shower head and added a length of hose to the pickup. Hopefully that won't be a problem anymore.
     
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    That's a nice looking flat rack!
     
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    Today I chopped up the filler necks, and made one that I think will work well. You can kind of see it in the pictures. I will get better pictures of it later. Then, after welding the filler where I wanted it, I got a few coats of paint on the bed.

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    Paint turned out pretty well. I will give it a few days to dry, then get started on the decking and electrical. And yes, a new front fender is on the list.
     
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    Thanks. I really like your low profile filler. I might have to do something like that if mine isn't high enough.
     
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    I like the looks of that a lot, over the design J&L uses.
     

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