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aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
4/17/13 6:18 p.m.

Day trip towing, parts hauler and generally just freaking awesome to the maximum.

429 EFI engine, 5 speed manual, 2 speed rear, rust free, F350 bed on the frame.

Drives great but the suspension punishes you

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Needs springs reset, door trim panels, tailgate, some exhaust help.

Wants, mohr powar

Standing in front, this is the view\

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aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
4/17/13 6:22 p.m.

These guys took this in trade for that home built truck hot rod on the S10 chassis with a V8, that was on a GRM thread a few weeks ago. They have built several GRM style rods and I hope I have brought them to the fold.

petegossett
petegossett UberDork
4/17/13 7:12 p.m.

Is that thing actually going to get better mileage than Mongo after the transplant?

yamaha
yamaha UltraDork
4/17/13 7:18 p.m.

In reply to petegossett:

Transplant? I think he's keeping the 429 for now......

petegossett
petegossett UberDork
4/17/13 7:36 p.m.

I meant the transplant for Mongo, I imagine the bus will get as good of mileage as this!

yamaha
yamaha UltraDork
4/17/13 7:53 p.m.
petegossett wrote: I meant the transplant for Mongo, I imagine the bus will get as good of mileage as this!

Ahh, gotcha.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
4/17/13 9:23 p.m.

Mongo might do better. But driving a 35 foot bus 75 miles to pick up a project is no fun. Now I want an enclosed trailer

petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
4/18/13 6:59 a.m.
aussiesmg wrote: But driving a 35 foot bus 75 miles to pick up a project is no fun.

It is if you bring the party!

2K4Kcsq
2K4Kcsq Reader
4/18/13 8:11 a.m.

always wanted to put one of my 429's on EFI. . . . cool truck!

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
4/18/13 9:03 a.m.

Holy E36 M3!

I can see testosterone dripping off my screen.

I was unaware that something like this even existed! It's like a 90s GMC Top Kick! I want one.

crankwalk
crankwalk Reader
4/18/13 11:56 a.m.

That is an awesome rig!

ransom
ransom UltraDork
4/18/13 12:03 p.m.

I don't want to like a truck that's so ridiculous and over the top for what I use a truck for (unlike yourself, I don't have a trailer to haul. Yet).

But it's awesome. If I stumbled into something like that around here I might have to take up part-time haulage to justify it...

Is that just a standard F-Series cab behind the giant front end? Specifically, the door trim is an easy junkyard score, no?

I'm once again reminded I really want one of these:

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade SuperDork
4/18/13 12:20 p.m.

That is awesome.

yamaha
yamaha UltraDork
4/18/13 2:25 p.m.

In reply to ransom:

I believe the doors are the same and its just a widened smaller f-series cab that ford put on their medium f-series.

Steve, I called Hartley's and they didn't have any Buds Aluminum wheels there right now.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UberDork
4/18/13 2:51 p.m.

Dumb question, but how would that thing do with a 7.3L Powerstroke?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
4/18/13 2:59 p.m.

Awesome with powerstroke or the cummins but staying gas for now

The panels after the firewall including the cab, are all the same as any F150 or up.

yamaha
yamaha UltraDork
4/18/13 3:32 p.m.

In reply to aussiesmg:

It needs a Detroit

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
4/18/13 5:05 p.m.
yamaha wrote: In reply to aussiesmg: It needs a Detroit

It seems I might have one of those around here somewhere

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi Dork
4/18/13 5:22 p.m.

Are you looking for aluminum budd wheels?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
4/18/13 10:13 p.m.

Yes and the hubs

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi Dork
4/19/13 5:55 a.m.
aussiesmg wrote: Yes and the hubs

What's it outfitted with?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
4/19/13 6:12 a.m.

Wedge lock style split rims

dculberson
dculberson SuperDork
4/19/13 7:41 a.m.

You got it? Yay! For some reason I thought it was a crew cab.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
4/19/13 8:16 a.m.

Last night did some checking and minor fixes.

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A few leaves in the rear

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Ran an extra ground off the bed, and connected the license plates lights.

Went over the truck, news is it is definitely a shortened frame probably was a dual axle unit at one time. The frame has been shortened professionally, very nicley done, diagonal joins, fantastic welding and a support patch.

Found a little rust on the bed, easy repair though.

Very good shape overall, a couple of small leaks, very clean and tidy for an old truck.

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Did someone in here mention "widebody"?

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pinchvalve
pinchvalve UltimaDork
4/19/13 8:19 a.m.

Flares make everything awesomer.

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