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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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I have a 1997 F350 standard cab long box truck with a torn frame. Ditched it when I blew a tire in our last snow storm. The plow mount bent under the truck and tore a nasty hole in the frame. Got the news today from the frame shop that they can't fix it. They said it's bent and torn to bad for repair. Only option is to change the frame. I have located a rust free frame from a truck that has burn damage to the cab from the bad cruise control switch under the hood. As many times that I have seen it on tv this is the first truck I've seen that it happend too. Only bad part is this frame is 300 miles away. It looks to be an easy job once I pull the body off in three pieces. And from what I see the whole wiring harness will unplug at the drivers feet on the firewall. Looks as though the only other things that come out of the cab are the steering, shift cable and the E-brake. If anyone has done this same swap any info would be great.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 10:31 PM   #2
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i have swapped cabs on my F250 its easier to leave the front clip attached to the cab an all you have to do is pull one part if you have the machinery "i used a hydro ho from a friends excavating company" as far as wiring its was relativly simple just tape an number each side it will work better! if ya got any other questions let me know ill try an help!
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i have swapped cabs on my F250 its easier to leave the front clip attached to the cab an all you have to do is pull one part if you have the machinery "i used a hydro ho from a friends excavating company" as far as wiring its was relativly simple just tape an number each side it will work better! if ya got any other questions let me know ill try an help!
I was told the same thing from a friend of mine. Looks as though I will have to pull the front clip. I have nothing large enough to lift the whole thing.
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