Tossing ideas in my head

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  1. chillman88

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    As some of y'all know I picked up an old wrecker for the 4x4 setup and the frame is shot.

    I talked to a guy who will make me a deal on an f250 frame. I'm thinking about getting it and putting the motor/trans from the wrecker in it. The other option is drive my 91 in the winter. The benefit would be keeping the salt off my 91, the downside is he has no title so I'd have to swap the rusty bricknose cab onto it.

    I'm kinda torn because I really don't need any more projects but I also like more projects lol.

    Just kinda wanted to air this out here is all.

    The F250 is a powerstroke truck, obs. Its a 4x4 auto truck but he would be keeping the motor and probably the transmission.
     
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    i guess the best question is how bad do you fear a salty death for the 91?
    my '87 is the literal version of a flying gas can and I don't mind it at all.
    i't s stripped down to the bare basics. even the speedo and gauges aren't properly functional. but the truck has yet to leave me stranded while roaming off the interstate.
     
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    Good point. If she gets driven in the salt I will be taking her in for oil undercoating.

    https://www.krown.com/en/passenger-vehicles/

    I really should save up and just put some money into this one, I just have an addiction lol!

    Truthfully I'm thinking I'll end up putting the 2wd stuff into either a bronco or old sedan when I do my 4x4 swap.

    I think my biggest concern is the rock chips in this old girl. Haven't had any time to paint it yet. That and 2wd dually in the snow. She was ok the couple times I was forced to drive her last winter with some weight in the bed though.
     
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    If you’re planning on putting all the work into the dually to paint it and 4x4 swap it I think it would be worth it to keep it out of the salt, you already drove across the country to get a rust free truck. Maybe find a beater half ton or bronco you can swap the drivetrain from the wrecker into for the winter?
     
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    Holy cow Wes, Broncos are fetching a pretty penny in your neck of the woods! I peeked on Craigslist for giggles and they average $4k-5k!
     
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    Geeze, plenty of beaters out here for under 1500
     
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    I looked into that Krown product; just at a minor glance, I wonder how Ballistol would compare; it was made for similar things, and is made from medical grade white oils(If I remember correctly); so it's environmentally safe(it was originally meant to also be used to clean wounds, and as an antiseptic from what I've read).
     
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    Huh never heard of that before. If I was to do it myself I'd use fluid film. My truck will get the krown eventually either way, just a matter of when.
     
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    i have a pretty mint super duty frame i want to get rid of. i know the year is wrong but just throwing it out there.
     
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    2wd or 4wd? Frame only no axles I assume?
     
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    4x4 ECSB i think would be the correct term lol. yes just a frame and looking to keep the axles but...
     
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    if it's '99 and up frame, walk away. the body mount changes are too many. if it's '98 and down, F450's are leaf front already so you can go 4x4 easily.
     
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    Well I stopped and looked at the F250 today. Looks pretty solid. I'll need to look again with a flashlight and screwdriver to be sure. It's undercoated and flaking off.

    It's a 95 with a powerstroke. I'm not planning on getting the engine (mainly because of cost, he's been keeping it for the engine anyway). I'm thinking about trying to get the transmission. E4OD that was rebuilt a couple months before being severely overheated. If the transmission isn't completely trashed, will it physically bolt up to an IDI? I know I'd need a controller and a flexplate.

    I'm hoping he'll make me a good deal, I think he will. I'll swap cabs and flatbed it if I get it.
     
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    nononono
    1) the brains are different between early and late.
    2) the torque convertor stud count is different.
    3) it has gotten cooked already. it's now a rebuildable core.
    no.
     
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    Eh, was worth asking lol
     

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