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Old 03-24-2017, 06:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What's powering it?
Its powered by a 2011 3.5L EcoBoost.

Building a 2nd truck now with same engine but this one a 2015 3.5 Eco

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Old 03-24-2017, 06:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I wanted creature comforts so I installed the F150 dash also. Donor truck only had 6430 miles on it. All told these items added a lot of weight but it gave me a lot of needed stuff at no extra cost.

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This is the 2nd truck but doing a lot to keep the weight down. Expected curb weight around 3800 lbs. That's pretty light for a F250.



Stock 1966 Restored chassis but with a few upgrades like disc brakes in front.
Using all the new 2015 & up Radiator, Condenser, cooling fans etc as its a bunch lighter.

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Old 03-25-2017, 01:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow. These classic ride conversions are becoming a thing suddenly. You'll keep the distressed paint, I hope?

EDIT: this is really good looking... that pic of the truck on the previous page... wheels look great too. Great job, man!
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Lowered trucks are not my cup of tea, but that's an interesting project to say the least. BTW have you never considered to use a manual transmission?
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Lowered trucks are not my cup of tea, but that's an interesting project to say the least. BTW have you never considered to use a manual transmission?
He's using a 2011 truck as an organ donor, Ford pickups haven't had manual transmissions in them since 2008.

I don't doubt there are manuals to be had that could be connected, but what the heck, the original truck's tranny is right there. And the truck's ECU might expect to get some kind of communication to/from the transmission controller, too. It may just be easier to keep it all together.

I'm curious, is this heavier or lighter than the original '66? I wager it's gained a bit but not much over the original, but is still a pretty big weight loss against the 2011 organ donor.
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He's using a 2011 truck as an organ donor, Ford pickups haven't had manual transmissions in them since 2008.
The F-350 with the 6.2L V8 is still available with a manual in Mexico and Venezuela.


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I don't doubt there are manuals to be had that could be connected, but what the heck, the original truck's tranny is right there. And the truck's ECU might expect to get some kind of communication to/from the transmission controller, too. It may just be easier to keep it all together.
That makes sense.
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It never crossed my mind to look at Mexican trucks. I imagine the hassle of getting one across the border would be a bridge - or a wall - too far.

And Venezuela is a whole 'nother continent.

I love these restomod projects, keeping classic appearance, or sorta-classic, while bolting in new hardware to improve the entire experience. You get engines that are both more powerful and more fuel efficient, a transmission with more than three speeds, brakes that actually stop the vehicle, and shoot, you can even upgrade the interior with factory air. You'll probably have to fab up a ventilation system that can actually hold an evaporator, but a '66 truck with air conditioning? Yes, please!

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