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1990 F250 7.3 Dana 60 Project Truck - VIDEO

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by cason234, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. cason234

    cason234 Registered User

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    Nov 21, 2011
    Lynden, WA
    Hi Folks,

    Here's a YOUTUBE VIDEO I made of my 1990 F250. I recently sold the truck, but only made the video this past weekend. I did lots of work to the truck before I sold it, and captured many of the details in the video. I've also summarized down below:

    Here's the details:
    1990 Ford F250
    7.3 IDI Diesel engine
    ZF5 5 speed transmission
    Borg Warner 1356 Transfer Case
    Dana 60 Ball Joint front axle from a 1994 F350 (completely rebuilt) - with new bearings, seals, ball joints, u-joints, tie rods, steering linkage
    4.10 gears
    Redhead Steering Box
    Spherical joint on clutch pedal mechanism under dash (replace factory plastic bushing)
    Bed from a 1992 F250 (Bellingham, WA)
    New Passenger Side Door from a 1993 F150
    - new door keys on both sides at time of paint job
    Replaced Sliding rear window with single window from wrecking yard
    Tinted Windows
    New Windshield
    Paint is TOYOTA CAVALRY BLUE (painted @ TriVan Truck Body in Ferndale, WA)
    Bed lined with Polyurea bedliner (sprayed @ TriVan Truck Body in Ferndale, WA)
    Interior Door panels - base model OBS Ford pickup (auto wrecker in Chilliwack, BC)
    Climate Control - base model OBS Ford (auto wrecker in Chilliwack, BC
    Wood grain trim replaced with base model OBS Ford stuff
    Needles for all gauges were completely faded - painted orange with nail polish
    Steering Column - base model OBS Ford (auto wrecker in Chilliwack, BC)
    NRG Woodgrain Steering Wheel with NRG Quick Release steering hub
    Grizzly Fur headliner from Joanne Fabrics in Bellingham, WA
    MINT OBS Ford Blue Velour bench seat
    OEM shifter modified to shorten throws and place closer to driver's hand
    Shift ball and transfer case ball from SICKSPEED (Amazon)
    Ignition key replaced with toggle switch and push button start
    Your choice of Horns for the situation: - FORD horn tells 'em who's boss, TOYOTA horn says "excuse me"
    Pioneer Blue Tooth Receiver with Polk Audio 6.5" Door Speakers
    Alternator from mid 90's Econoline with built in regulator (new from NAPA)
    Auxiliary Blue Sea Systems Fuse panel
    Gear Reduction Starter (cranks like a champ, whether hot or cold!)
    New Radiator (Napa)
    New Water Pump
    Extended Life Red Coolant (7.3's require good coolant to prevent cavitation)
    Synthetic fluids at all locations (except engine)
    - synthetic transmission fluid
    - synthetic fluid in transfer case
    - synthetic gear oil in both differentials
    - conventional 15W40 in engine crankcase
    LED backup lights
    DIY LED Tail Iights (GROTE LED Trailer led epoxied into aftermarket new taillight housings)
    LED bed lights
    LED Under Body lights (light up when door is opened, but can also be turned on independent of interior lights) -two diodes and a relay make it work like it came from the factory this way!
    LED Light Bar at front of truck - actuated by high beams
    16" x 8" aluminum wheels - painted with DUPLICOLOR GRAPHITE wheel paint
    TOYO OPEN COUNTRY ATII tires sized 315/75R16
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  2. cason234

    cason234 Registered User

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  3. firehonomichl

    firehonomichl Full Access Member

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    Aug 1, 2019
    Worland Wyoming
    Man that’s sharp!!!
  4. Kizer

    Kizer Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Denton, Texas
    Nice job!
  5. BrandonMag

    BrandonMag Dana 50 rebuilder Supporting Member

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    Oct 20, 2009
    The Dalles, OR
    That is a SHOCKINGLY well-built truck!!! Nice work! :Thumbs Up

    I've gotta say: that seems like a lot of work to put into a truck to sell. How long did it take to build?
  6. JoeP88F350

    JoeP88F350 Registered User

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    Jun 18, 2011
    Olympia, WA
    Just curious, how much did it sell for?

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