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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
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New Guy Question

Hey guys, new here so I thought I'd start by asking a dumb question!
I am starting a new project and am hopefully looking at the truck tomorrow night and I don't have a bunch of time to research the truck (1997 F350 4x4, 7.3L) the truck doesnt have a box so I'm thinking it was a cab and chassis originally, it has dual rear wheels. What I'm wondering is: are a regular dually and the cab and chassis rearends the same width? Can I bolt a dually box onto this truck basically. Any help is muchly appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 06:54 AM
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Welcome to Ford Tough!
If you go here:

you can enter your VIN and verify if it's a Cab Chassis.

Then you will know if you have to check out other things like wheelbase, frame mounts, etc. If it's not a CC, then your good to go!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 07:10 AM
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there the same width but length can be different would need to find out wheel base and make sure bedmounts are there as Phil stated.

2007 F350 6.0L Ext cab short box 4x4
2000 F150 5.4L Reg cab short box 2wd
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also the cab and chassis were narrow frame(it was also mostly flat framed over the rear diff)

a moments silence for the shelbyx,i hope her new owner enjoys as much.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I haven't gotten ahold of the guy yet but I'm sure it's a cab and chassis
What I'm looking to end up with here is a 80-97 regular cab f350 4x4 (with a pickup box, I don't care if it's SRW or DRW although i would prefer Dual) which I am having troubles finding. There are a few welding trucks that I have found and a few cab and chassis. I'm guessing the welding trucks are cab and chassis as well, though they are fairly short wheelbase. How rare is what I am looking for? I've seen a couple F250's but I need the Dana 60 front. If they are as rare as they seem to be, my best bet might be to get this truck (bonus is that it is the 7.3) and weld an F250 rear frame section on which would give me the proper length and proper frame width. Or are they available enough that I can wait and find something?
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