1975 F-250 CCSB 4x4 build thread

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Re: 1975 F-250 CCSB 4x4 build thread

Postby Shift1 » Wed May 02, 2018 10:54 am

OrthmannJ wrote:
Shift1 wrote:Mine doesn't have rear door locks. Come to think of it, I have never tried to lock my doors before.


I don't know why, but that made me laugh my buns off.



Glad to help. I don't leave my truck sitting outside of my view or my shop pretty much ever.
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Re: 1975 F-250 CCSB 4x4 build thread

Postby maddogjohnson » Wed May 16, 2018 4:59 pm

I took the truck when my oldest son and I went camping last Friday. I almost didn't make it. :shock:

At lunch time I took the truck over to the engine shop across town to show it to the owner who wanted to see it on the road. As I got close to his shop it seemed like I could smell something burning. I wasn't sure if it was the semi truck in front of me or my truck until I started to see smoke coming out from the top of my dash!

I pulled into the shop parking lot and shut down the truck. I borrowed a 9/16 socket and phillips screwdriver so I could pull off the instrument cluster and found the wire that was heating up. I believe one of my no longer necessary duraspark ignition wires was grounding on the engine or coil and heating up the pink resistor wire. After doing a bit of wiring clean up in the parking lot that I should have already done, I was good to go. I made it back home without incident and loaded up the truck to go camping.

Camping was great. We were only about 15 minutes from our house but the weather was great and we had a nice time. I received quite a few compliments on the truck.

This morning I took the truck over to get the drivers side floor pan replaced and to get the 4" hole in the firewall above the gas pedal welded up.

I should have it back tomorrow night or Friday morning.

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Re: 1975 F-250 CCSB 4x4 build thread

Postby Shift1 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:41 am

You are lucky. I have witnessed guys pull over because of smoke coming out of dash, and by the time they get to the side of the road, the cab is engulfed in flames. Having a fire extinguisher in any vehicle I work on wiring is kind of a must (I'm learning, but no wiring expert), and I still think it would be used just to get myself and passengers out of the cab in time.
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Re: 1975 F-250 CCSB 4x4 build thread

Postby OrthmannJ » Thu May 17, 2018 9:51 am

Man, that sounds scary.
I had a similar experience in my Bronco once. Scared the daylights out of me.
Glad to hear it all worked out in the end.

Sounds like you had a wonderful time camping. I'm glad to hear that you are out enjoying it.
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Re: 1975 F-250 CCSB 4x4 build thread

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:20 pm

With electrical stuff it's a good idea to pull the battery cable asap when you see smoke. Glad it wasn't too serious.

It's cool that the first trip the truck really made in service was with you can your son.

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