Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Winnipeg Manitoba
1990 F250 5spd body swap
this is a 90 chassis 4x4 5 spd 5.8L reg cab swapped with a 92 body AT 5.0L and wiring
well i got it all together, came together pretty good once i had the time, oh well some of us have to work for a living. havent posted in awhile as such...
well lets see...
i stripped down body and removed tanks, went over with a wire wheel brush after using some inhibitor for prep, good shot of primer and seven cans of tremclad black, she looks awesome. refurbished the tanks with fiberglass, had to solder connections on pumps as they were different. found some cracked and corroded wiring and re-soldered.
The cab went on no problem, just a matter of sorting out the mounts and getting them all back in place, was sold on a four inch body lift, it was the cheapest thing i could do.
the wiring and engine harness had to be changed, did that. some electronic sensors on the gearbox, and prolly take the computer. most of which i forgot because being a rookie i was not enlightened enough to know these things.
so while i am waiting for the opportunity to hunt these suckers down, i am doing the body work, fiberglass, practicing my rookie technique over the wheel wells. cant really tell where i started and where the rust ended so its all good for now. still some details to do. want to start that before the cold weather sets in.
stripped down the interior and got a tilt column, had to track down a clutch pedal. sanded and primed the floorboards as they were in excellent condition, then hit them with half a can of rockergaurd where it counts.
Rockergaurd the entire undercarriage and frame, looks awesome. I wasnt going to drop the tanks but then i figured, im going this far what the hell, never one to leave a job undone, or half done!
so there it is, hope to get a digital soon as my blackberry takes really awful pics haha