Removing your cab from the frame

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Re: Removing your cab from the frame

Postby Rheaghen » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:13 am

Aside from how it's supported and handled after its detach. what all has to be disconnected?
1) break lines
2) electrical to the bed (I would love some ideas here)
3) the obvious bolts
- under the radiator
- 2 @ front
- 2 @ the back

I'm sure I'm missing something here? I would love some tips!

Thanks everyone!
1974 F250 CC Short Bed - 2WD 460 auto
(comming soon) 1974 F250 CC Short Bed - 4X4 p-pumped Cummins 12v, NV4500

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Re: Removing your cab from the frame

Postby Shift1 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:29 pm

1. Brake lines removed from brake booster.
2. There should only be 4 wires going to the bed(at the back for taillights)

Vac lines from brake booster to carb and heater box
Throttle linkage
Shifter/shift linkage
steering column
E-brake -- cable may come right off pedal, or may have to separate under truck somewhere.
Radiator-- just so it doesn't get damaged.
Wiring-- underhood harness my just unplug from cab harness
Heater hoses/AC lines
Might have to take out rear seat to make rear cab bolts more excessible
Fuel Tank fill hoses/vent lines
Make sure to spray all body and bed bolts down with Kroil night before removal. Most likely they will end up getting cut off anyway.

I would say a body swap from one running frame to another running truck could be done in a long weekend by myself. Thats with a lift. Add another 6 hours or so of screwing around without one.
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1974 F-250 Crewcab Shortbed 4x4 460/4spd
1953 Ford F-100 Custom-- Current project --on Explorer Frame.
1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible Custom
2014 Lincoln MKZ Wife's
2016 Ford Focus -- Daughter's
2003 Lincoln LS --- Daughter's

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Re: Removing your cab from the frame

Postby Rheaghen » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:07 pm

Thanks for all those great tits I really appreciate it!

As far as using a lift, I'm very excited to try my adjustable body dolly I've been fabricating out of 3.5" & 4" square tube!

After I get it finished up, I'll be sure to share the action shots. Hopefully I can get someone to video the event!

1 of 4 corner pieces
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WeJ1vwVcydmTaGZXA

2 of 4 legs with 700lbs casters.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/FyxCLJ7xX7LjzMzT6

3D Printed Drilling Jig for the legs
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2922364
1974 F250 CC Short Bed - 2WD 460 auto
(comming soon) 1974 F250 CC Short Bed - 4X4 p-pumped Cummins 12v, NV4500

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