1968 f250 2wd 360 to 4x4 6.9 swap

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by 68f2506.9, Oct 28, 2016.

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    Used 1/8" flatbar 20170902_163848.jpg 20170902_163848.jpg 20170902_164511.jpg
     
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    Looking good....patch work is great....keep up the hard work and thanks for sharing
     
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    Yeah that body work ain't fun
     
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    Got it primed! 20170904_165428.jpg
     
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    My radiator came, mounted the core support and looks like I canmove the motor forward 2 inches and still have 1.5" to the core from the fan. I called Justin from R&D today and I am going to buy a stage 1 kit and mount my hx35 and use the banks intake hat for my turbo system. 20170905_173509.jpg 20170905_180706.jpg 20170905_180654.jpg
     
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    Did some work with the fire wrench to fit the idi in there. Still need to order the stage 1 from justin and see, but there is much more room behind the motor now and the cab bolts to the mounts. 20170915_201635.jpg 20170916_105117.jpg 20170916_204716.jpg 20170916_204724.jpg
    Still have a lot of cleanup to do and box that crossmember in.
     
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    If it was me I would throw additional plating on the verticals below the cutout and 4" or so each way wider, as well as boxing it.
     
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    Yeah, I am building a crossmember to hold the engine mounts with like 6×4 tube or c channel. It will be supported.
     
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    Got the engine and tranny in the body and lined up with the tcase, tacked the mounts in, now its back out and I am bracing the mounts with 1/4" plate, and rebuilding the crossmember. 20170923_112148.jpg 20170923_112202.jpg 20170923_112410.jpg

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    Looking good!
    Are you in the Puget Sound area?
     
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    I am near Bellingham, whatcom county.
     
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    Beautiful area, I don't get up that far North very often.
     
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    Made some engine mount progress. Need to brace with 1/4" plate.
     
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    Good stuff man. Look forward to seeing some pics of the welderin!

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    20171014_161516.jpg 20171015_150321.jpg 20171016_174859.jpg 20171016_174859.jpg 20171016_180349.jpg crossmember boxed in. The angled side peices go to the bottom of the member and are welded solid.
     

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