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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Wondering if anyone can help

I'm rebuilding my 67 f100 form the ground up.My question is i want to upgrade my front suspension so i there a newer year of truck that i can use the frame from.Without doing to many mods to it.Thanks for your help in advance
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Unless you find someone who has done such a project, you may want to grab a tape measure and take some note, while checking different models and the years that they changed. IIRC the frames right up to '79 are pretty much unchanged. Then there was '80-'86 models and '87-'96 models. '97 +up are completely different. Not sure how much the wheelbase changed on the '67 thru '96 years. That's something you'll need to know...or measure. Is yours regular cab with short or long box? 2wd or 4wd? Which motor group will you run? These are all considerations to look into.

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Not sure if the F100 is different from the rest, but, you should be able to use frames right up to 1979. There do seem to be a few exceptions. Somewhere in the mid 70's, Ford used an odd frame width. It was a little wider than normal. There were a couple of strange wheel bases, too. Mostly on heavier trucks, like F250 and F350. However, cabs and front clips should mount up.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 11:16 PM
 
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your cab and front clip will bolt onto 73-79 F100/150 frame . but the bed is a different beast . 67-72 longbed 131" WB, 73-79 longbed 133"
shorty is 115" and 117"
2wd and 4wd frames were different widths but cab and front clip were pretty universal up to 1979.

check this out fordification.com specific to 67-72 ford trucks. good resource!
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My friend just used this set up in his 54 Dodge truck and I will be using on my 63 f100
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i have a 76 f250 2wd reg cab long box. i want to restore it and i was wondering if all the ford f series cabs and parts are universal in these years (73-79) thanks
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I have installed both Chrysler volare and jaguar front clip swaps if your fairly confident in your welding skills there pretty easy there is even templets you can order for the chrysler swap which takes all the thinking and math out of the install

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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All you need is a donor truck from 73 to 79. The front suspension will bolt right in giving you disk brakes. You'll need the master cylinder and proportioning valve too. I'm doing this swap on my 68. Make sure you get all the tie rods too as there may be a difference there too.

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