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Old March 5th, 2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Always wanted to build a 79 F350 4x4, finally found a solid straight body to start with, so here we go, a few months in and it's finally starting to look like something. Nothing radical, put lockers in front and rear with 4.56 gears, 37" humvee rubber, mild spring lift, main point is to make it something that will last. I'll add more details later.

























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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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Wow thats clean, i cant wait to see it with the body
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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Not exactly a smart way to get lift in the rear. If you are going to take the time to do it why not do it right? Stacking blocks is not a good idea and if that is just square tubing, really not a good idea. Looks nice and clean but the lift should be done correctly.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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Not exactly a smart way to get lift in the rear. If you are going to take the time to do it why not do it right? Stacking blocks is not a good idea and if that is just square tubing, really not a good idea. Looks nice and clean but the lift should be done correctly.
New u bolts are on the shelf, and more springs will go in if necessary, that's the way it was when I got it, but no point in messing with it until I see how it sits with the body/drivetrain.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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New u bolts are on the shelf, and more springs will go in if necessary, that's the way it was when I got it, but no point in messing with it until I see how it sits with the body/drivetrain.
Just trying to help, do what you want but I have seen square tubing used like this and fail badly. Looking out for your safety more than anything. Typically I don't say much but I know first hand this is not safe. It sits nice but would rather share info to keep fellow off roaders safe. Take my advice or not, your choice. I hate to see people do unsafe things just for looks. You say the lift was already on it when you got it therefore you have the chance to fix someone else's mistake rather than follow blindly.
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Just trying to help, do what you want but I have seen square tubing used like this and fail badly. Looking out for your safety more than anything. Typically I don't say much but I know first hand this is not safe. It sits nice but would rather share info to keep fellow off roaders safe. Take my advice or not, your choice. I hate to see people do unsafe things just for looks. You say the lift was already on it when you got it therefore you have the chance to fix someone else's mistake rather than follow blindly.
Advice like yours is much appreciated, that's why I started this thread, constructive criticism is beneficial to anyone trying to complete a build.
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79? with a divorced tcase?
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Piecing this thing together from scratch, and that's just the way I ended up going.
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I can't wait to see this thing with the body on it. With the bottom half looking that clean and straight- please don't tell us that you are going to be mudding that thing.
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Thanks :) Very time consuming but plan on updating pics once a week.
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I can't wait to see this thing with the body on it. With the bottom half looking that clean and straight- please don't tell us that you are going to be mudding that thing.
Definately no mudding this thing, maybe a street legal pull or two but that would be it. Mainly a 79 i've always wanted that will last a lifetime.
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