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Reviving a 1990 F250

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Va_Mike, May 20, 2019.

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    Va_Mike Full Access Member

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    Yeah while having it apart to reseal it I cleaned it and painted it so I can keep track of any leaks. This engine appears to have been rebuilt not to long ago based on condition of the heads and the couple bearings I took a peak at. Hopefully it will run great for a long time. But I plan on rebuilding the engine I pulled from the truck later.
     
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    Well after a crazy work schedule and a pandemic I am finally getting back to working on this truck. I am having new battery trays made. So I cleaned up and painted the support brackets, and while doing that I decided I hated the dirt and oil covered insulation on the wheel well liners. So I removed that stuff and cleaned the liners. I also straightened out my replacement radiator core support and am about to weld new lower sections on the lower part where the wheel well liner attaches. Then I will be ready to put that back in the truck.

    Question: the rubber bushings that the core support sits on are still intact, will replacing them make the body hard to line back up? I am not replacing the bushings on the rest of the truck right now.

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    I'll answer "it may". It kind of depends on the condition of the other bushings. If they are pretty shot, then I'd guess that it will. If they're still in fairly good shape, then it will probably be ok.
     
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    This was basically what I thought. I guess I will buy new ones and see if it lines up. If it doesn't then I will put the old ones back on it.
     
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    Well I have the radiator core support ready to go back in finally. The bottom corners where the wheel well liner attach were rotted out so I had to cut that out and weld in some new metal. It's not perfect but it will work just fine for what it does. I hope to get it in this afternoon after the paint dries. I also have my new battery trays and will start fitting them when the support is back in.

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    Got the support in. And everything seems to line up properly and the hood closes good. But as my luck got the last bold I put in broke... so now I will have to deal with that.

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    I spent a few hours today fitting the new battery trays I had made. And then I painted them. I was racing against the rain so I didn't get any pictures. But I will try to tomorrow.
     
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    Got the battery trays installed today... all but the last two bolts. I dropped two washers and couldn't find them again.

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