77 Crewcab Build

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Man that is awesome Bullistik. I bet it feels good being able to get it out of the shop and having it move under it's own power. Kind of peanut butter and jealous. :?

1973 F-250 Crew Cab
1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
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1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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For sure it's nice to have it actually leave the driveway! It's only gone about 3 or 4 miles making a couple trips to the firestation and back, but it's still a good feeling. It's starting to come together and all the little stuff for the last few months has paid off. I'm sure with everything else that's coming up it'll be a little while yet before it's actually on the road, but happy about where it's at finally!


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That's quite an achievement to get it to where it is now. I couldn't help but be a little proud if I were in your shoes. Happy for you.

1973 F-250 Crew Cab
1969 F-100
1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
Previous rigs:
1978 F-250 crew cab
1994 Explorer XLT
1978 Bronco Ranger XLT
1981 F-100 shortbox stepside Ranger XLT
1994F-150 XLT S/C 4X4
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Bullistik8v92 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:35 am

For sure it's nice to have it actually leave the driveway! It's only gone about 3 or 4 miles making a couple trips to the firestation and back, but it's still a good feeling. It's starting to come together and all the little stuff for the last few months has paid off. I'm sure with everything else that's coming up it'll be a little while yet before it's actually on the road, but happy about where it's at finally!

It starts off with shorts trips and then you work your way up into longer and longer trips...

Then you need a bigger gas tank and/or better gas mileage and other ceature comforts... that's why these project never seem to end :)


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maddogjohnson wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:33 pm

It starts off with shorts trips and then you work your way up into longer and longer trips...

Then you need a bigger gas tank and/or better gas mileage and other ceature comforts... that's why these project never seem to end :)

Fortunately with this particular project I'm already good on the fuel and fuel mileage. The stock SD tank is either 32 or 26 gallons and the rear tank is another 33. Not sure what mileage it will get for sure, but with the short tires it has on it I'd expect 16 or 17 out if it. Once I get the lift and new tires on it I'd expect to see 20 or so.

I haven't taken it for a very long trip, partly because I found a good set of "vintage" plates and need to get the collector plates swapped to the 1977 plates and put the "road" insurance back on it. I have been taking it on a lot more short trips around the shop just to get some time on it.

I was out of town for a week and when I got back I had a diff to replace in an M2 Freightliner and today I started prepping the 73 to pull the C6. Tomorrow I'm back on the CrewCab for a bit and start cleaning up the interior and getting it ready for the carpet kit and sound deadening/insulation.


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