'68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box - Cummins!

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'68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box - Cummins!

Postby hivewax » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:05 am

Just purchased a '68 F250 CC from Oregon that was listed at Old Ford Crew Cabs - it has 16" rims w/tubeless tires, power steering & power drum brakes, granny 4-speed, driver side spot light, & a divorced transfer case 4x4 suspension. Originally came with a 360 FE, but was replaced by a 351M. It sat for 6 years after the mufflers exploded during a start-up. The floor bed is shot and there are some rust spots around the cab roof & doors. With my welding skills, I'm hoping I just need to do some patch work.

When the '68 arrives, the first task would be to have the engine looked over and started. Then, replace all the gear oil, repack the wheel bearings & check the drum brakes.

I'd like to get this rig in driving condition while restoring it to keep my interest. I hope to make it into a dependable driver with some performance modifications in the future like a diesel engine swap & 4-wheel disc brakes. I'll be looking forward in learning a whole heap from you all and posting the progress here with a picture of the rig towing the '66 on a trailer. :D

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- Wheels where not 16.5" split rims. They are 16" steel rims w/tubeless tires. Less work for me!
- Parts wanted - http://www.fordification.com/forum/view ... 13&t=61614
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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby dolinick » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:56 am

Wow, I remember seeing that truck online. I just bought (on layaway) a 1970 Crew Cab from Austin, Tx.

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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby hivewax » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:09 am

I was eyeballing that '70 Crew also!
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'68 F250 4x4 Crew Cab Short Box - work horse parts/car hauler - http://fordification.com/forum/viewtopi ... 22&t=60632
'66 Mustang FASTBACK GT - modified - http://engineerunner.com/vintage-ford.html

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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby basketcase0302 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:51 am

Glad to see you got your crew cab.
Just curious...what's the great state of Florida gonna charge you on impact fees for her?
Ya'll getting the effects of the tropical storm down there in myami?
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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby 1972hiboy » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:53 am

I totally saw this crew cab....I tried calling the guy a few times but never called back haha nice score man!
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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby hivewax » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:18 am

The ad didn't have a phone number. He must of contacted you. I probably answered the ad before you. Then, he went on a trip to Hawaii for like 3 weeeks. I called and wrote e-mails around the time I believe he showed up.
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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby 1972hiboy » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:21 pm

Oh you are right. I emailed, didnt call. I emailed him twice. Im sure you emailed him first I tried after it had been listed for like a week. Cant wait to see pics! :thup:
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1972 f350 srw crewcab special 390
1972 f250 ranger XLT Camper Special 390
1972 f250 4x4 custom 84k og miles 390
1971 f250 4x4 sport custom 56k og miles. 360
1970 f250 4x4 428 fe hp60 205 d60
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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby zakt » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:12 am

will be looking forward to seeing your progress :thup:
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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby hivewax » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:57 am

I'm interested in the front wheel on this '68 F350. What year and model trucks can I find these?
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'68 F250 4x4 Crew Cab Short Box - work horse parts/car hauler - http://fordification.com/forum/viewtopi ... 22&t=60632
'66 Mustang FASTBACK GT - modified - http://engineerunner.com/vintage-ford.html

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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby zakt » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:13 am

To me that looks like a front dually wheel so 67-97 wheels should fit as they are all 8x6.5 then after that went to 8x170 (metric). The ford 8x6.5 will fit on chevy but not the other way around as the hub is smaller on the chevy but aftermarket all seem to use the same center hub size so are interchageable between chevy and ford....Not sure on what that is exactly off of someone else Im sure will know :wink:
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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby hivewax » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:16 pm

Here is a picture of the same truck with vintage business advertising on the driver door. Something I might recreate with my work when I have the truck looking & driving decent. :D
Link to the project - http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=853452

I haven't found any early to 1997 dually wheels locally yet on CraigsList or eBay. Junk yards will probably have the tires separated from the wheels, which I don't want.
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'68 F250 4x4 Crew Cab Short Box - work horse parts/car hauler - http://fordification.com/forum/viewtopi ... 22&t=60632
'66 Mustang FASTBACK GT - modified - http://engineerunner.com/vintage-ford.html

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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby 1972hiboy » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:43 pm

is that a old body on newer frame. I see coil front springs. I thought these were all leaf sprung? :hmm:
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1973 f350 super c/s 460/c6 22k orig miles
1972 f350 srw crewcab special 390
1972 f250 ranger XLT Camper Special 390
1972 f250 4x4 custom 84k og miles 390
1971 f250 4x4 sport custom 56k og miles. 360
1970 f250 4x4 428 fe hp60 205 d60
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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby zakt » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:25 pm

2wd = coil :D 4x4 = leaf sprung
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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby smokey3215 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:24 pm

i think that guy has since changed it to air bags

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Re: '68 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Box

Postby hivewax » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:20 pm

Before the truck arrives, I like to know what gear oil I should use for the 4-speed granny manual transmission and the front/rear housings. I have some Joe Gibbs 75W-110 synthetic stocked. Is that good for everything? Do I only add 3 quarts just like a 9" housing or is it more/less for the Dana housings? I hope they come with drain plugs!
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'97 Dodge 2500 - 12V Cummins, NV4500, hydro-boost, DANA 80 rear (power-train donor)
'68 F250 4x4 Crew Cab Short Box - work horse parts/car hauler - http://fordification.com/forum/viewtopi ... 22&t=60632
'66 Mustang FASTBACK GT - modified - http://engineerunner.com/vintage-ford.html


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