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Hey i'm new to the world of wheeling, so i need some advice on a cheap buildup

Discussion in 'Wheelers Tech' started by 1975 ford f250, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. 1975 ford f250

    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    For all around wheeling
     
  2. woody

    woody eternal noobie Staff Member Media Partner

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    what rig are you starting with? The F250??
     
  3. 1975 ford f250

    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    Yes
     
  4. 1975 ford f250

    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    And from what I know, it has a 2" body lift too
     
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    body lift should fit 36 tires...44 front, 60 rear right ?
     
  6. 1975 ford f250

    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    Im pretty sure, haven't really looked
     
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    woody eternal noobie Staff Member Media Partner

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    Those axles are what make the F250 desirable...believe there were some years that had a D60 front as well.
     
  8. 1975 ford f250

    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    Finally got it pulled out of the weeds, gonna post some pics soon
     
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    (My dad in the background)
     

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    woody eternal noobie Staff Member Media Partner

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    Love that vintage :)

    Looks like a past plow-truck to me...that is a hard life to live. Be SURE you check the driveshafts and front axle u-joints...easier to replace now than when they break :)

    Determine what axles are in there yet?
     
  11. ontherun

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    Should be d44 , good looking old steel, Woody's right plowing puts stress on the whole truck, it will be a fine rig when your done...L
     
  12. Mace

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    Figure a lot of work and some upgrades to the axles before you do too much wheeling on 36" tires or above. Also, a lot of that rust can be taken care of with a sawzall if you are not concerned about looks, and your local popo don't mind tires sticking out.
     
  13. 1975 ford f250

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    Yeah it was an old plow truck, gonna start to get into it this weekend

    The people that owned it before me did some sketchy stuff with the brake system, as well as the four wheel drive system, so i have to go through that before i do anything else
     
  14. 1975 ford f250

    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    And im going to have to totally redo the exhaust, as you can see by the mufflers hanging down
     
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    woody eternal noobie Staff Member Media Partner

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    rotten exhaust is common on a rig that sees limited distance each time it runs...pipe never warm up enough to clear the moisture.

    just add sawzall ;)
     
  16. 1975 ford f250

    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    It's not rotten, he just tried to do a duel exhaust, and completely botched it up
     
  17. Mace

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    sawzall is still your answer ;)
     
  18. fordlover1234

    fordlover1234 75 ford f250

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    Well, it's been a while, figured its time for an update:

    Found out the engine is a 460, but it's seized, so i pulled the plugs and dumped some marvel mystery oil into the cylinders along with some WD-40, and am letting it sit.

    I also figured out the axles are the 60 and 44.

    Also, does anyone know where I can get budget-friendly tires?
     
  19. fordlover1234

    fordlover1234 75 ford f250

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    Sorry, for some reason my username switched?
     
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    1975 ford f250 New Member

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    Fixed it for some reason it created a new account for me