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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2014, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Box options for 1979 F250 4x4 460

Hi there, I have a 1979 f250, with the drivetrain from a 1979 f250 4x4. Its been modified years ago for offroading, peaking in 1989, and is essentially untouched since then. Ive been putting the effort into getting it back into shape. However the box is shot. I have access to a brand new box off a 03 f350 for free, or a few older boxes that i can get for cheap but need lots of tlc. Does anybody have experience or knowledge about how much work it would take to put a modern box on the truck? Or am I better off trying to find a similar vintage box?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2014, 10:08 PM
 
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you can buy every piece of that box from lmc brand new - except maybe the bottom corner pieces just behind where the tail gate pivots go

meaning the curved transition pieces from the rear floor end piece to the upright corner parts

granted I was last out your way at the end of 93 but from what I saw you should be able to find a 70's box without to much effort
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Cross Canada sells all of the parts to assemble an entirely new box. But, I would look around a bit more. As for the newer box, anything can be made to fit but it will look funny (weird).

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Brand new box off an '03 for free goes a long way towards helping, if it's an off-road project I can't imagine you'd be too worried about body lines matching up. lol

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Mud doesn't stick the same to an '03 as it does to a '79.

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80-96 F150-F350box, 97 F250HD and F350 box bolts on. no body lines match but floorpan and crossmembers are identical. have used 95 box floorpan and crossmembers in a 1978 F250 box on a restoration. should be lots of those in BC.

79 F250 4x4 was an out of the box offroad king when they came with a dana 60 front and 4.10s.

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