OK, I usually refer to rigs by their year, but I hope the title of this thread gets the point across.
I may be coming into a 1990 F-350 diesel 4X4 crew cab.
Although I absolutely do not need another truck, I would never look a gift-horse in the mouth.
If I were to actually receive this truck, It would be something I would need to hold onto for a while (ie not flip immediately)
So, this brings me to my question: Can a 80-86 era nose (Bull nose) be installed on a 87-91 era (Brick nose)?
I don't hate the 87-91 front end, but it really is one of my least favorite designs. I really like the 80-86 front end. It's neck and neck between the 80-86 and the 92-97 as far as which I like best.
Since I already have a 96 crew cab, I was thinking it might be fun to have an 86 (in appearance anyway) as well.
I assume the fenders, header, grille etc should all be fairly straight forward. But is the cowl different?
I know that James aka 68Mercury250Ranger built a winter beater a few years ago that took a 96ish Powerstroke chassis cab and changed it to a 86ish Powerstroke by swapping out the newer sheet metal for the older variety. I seem to recall him mentioning the cowl was different and needed to be modified.
If I do end up with this truck, I won't have any cost into aside from transferring title & licencing fees, so I could afford to spend a little money for a swap like this. The truck is in decent shape overall and I'd want to try and match the paint as best I could, but certainly not wanting to make it a show truck.
I'd love to put an aftermarket turbo on it but they are pretty expensive, even for the used ones. So that would likely not happen, at least not for a while.
So, what do you all think?