1974 f250 crew cab 4x4

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Re: 1974 f250 crew cab 4x4

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Thu May 03, 2018 10:51 pm

PACrewCab wrote:Look at that death gas tank outside of the frame rail! Make that thing disappear!


I'm not really all that worried about outside the frame tanks or in cab tanks IF they're installed correctly. They aren't the best idea, but working in the towing/recovery business for a long time I've seen a lot of wrecked trucks. The only out of frame tanks I've seen any real problem with are either poorly installed aftermarket tanks and mostly the factory GM trucks. The GM trucks the issue wasn't the fact that the tanks were outside the frame rail but that the front corner of the bed punctures the tank in an accident. I've seen tanks nearly crushed flat and not leak much if any. And every medium and heavy duty truck has outside the frame tanks for the last 100 years, both gas and diesel.

To each their own, I just don't think they're as bad as old Ralphy and his book make them out to be!

PCPACrewCab wrote:That gas tank is quite frightening! It is connected with a valve that is located right beside the front seat. That thing will be gone asap!


The valve may, or may not, have been factory. The electric valve to switch the tanks didn't start until 74 or 75. My mostly all original 73 Camper Special has the factory manual valve on the floor by the seat, switch just changes the gauge reading. Your extra tank is obviously not a factory second tank, but the valve may be, does the heater controls have a switch on the right side for switching the gauge?

PCPACrewCab wrote:Now that I have gotten the picture uploading squared away(I hope) I can begin this thread. I have been looking for one of these crew cabs for a long time (no year specific) and just happen to find two only 8 miles from my house. Stopped in and talked to the guy and am now the new owner of a 4x4 and 2x4 crew cab. Both of the trucks are 1974's and the one that I am going to be resotring hasn't been inspected since 1995. Here are the pictures of my truck with a few things done to them but not much.


A LOT of sheetmetal work to be done, but it's a cool projet! If the roof/drip rails are fairly solid it's a keeper for SURE!

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Re: 1974 f250 crew cab 4x4

Postby PCPACrewCab » Tue May 15, 2018 1:02 pm

Last few weeks have been a little crazy and I havent got much done on the truck but thanks to PACrewCab for a rust free front clip and a few other body parts and I am starting to collect some parts. I did have a little time to work on the inside of the truck and I got the rest of the dash out. I have one question for you guys, when you go to take the outer front fenders off and the tab that the bolt goes through in the wheel well breaks what is the best way to remove them?

Here is a picture of the truck with the dash removed.
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Re: 1974 f250 crew cab 4x4

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 pm

The tab broke off the cowl or? I can't recall having one brake off the cowl before but I do remember one were the bolt broke loose and would just spin. I reached in, carefully, with a sazall and a long blade and whacked the tab off. I just welded a new tab on after if was apart.

Nice progress! Also cool you have some good sheetmetal for it, always nice working with good stuff to start with when you can.

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Re: 1974 f250 crew cab 4x4

Postby PCPACrewCab » Mon May 28, 2018 12:40 pm

Hey Bullistik8v92, thank you for the advice! Every single tab under there broke haha. I am trying to get the cab off pretty soon, I found a place to get my frame blasted and powder coated so I am trying to get it down to the frame. It is hard to make progress when it rains all of the time here right now hahaha! I am gonna get a few more things done to it this week so I will have some update pictures soon! In the meantime I will post a picture of one that I have just recently seen in my hometown.
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Re: 1974 f250 crew cab 4x4

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Mon May 28, 2018 9:27 pm

Be nice to have the frame blasted and painted up real nice to start the reassembly with. Glad to see you are still making progress.

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Re: 1974 f250 crew cab 4x4

Postby PCPACrewCab » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:47 pm

Hey guys sorry it has been awhile but havent had much time to work on the truck as of late. Worked on it a little bit tonight trying to remove the front clip. Rusted bolts and broken clips have been a real bummer but I have been trying to make progress. Didnt get a whole lot done but here are a few pictures of the progress from tonight.
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Re: 1974 f250 crew cab 4x4

Postby PCPACrewCab » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:17 pm

Tonight I got to working on the truck again and got some good headway!! The front clip didnt wanna come off too easily but I fought with it for awhile and here is the end result. Without a cutoff tool it would have been a little tougher job.
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Re: 1974 f250 crew cab 4x4

Postby OrthmannJ » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:46 am

Even slow progress is still progress! :D
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Re: 1974 f250 crew cab 4x4

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:06 am

Many of my past and I'm sure future projects would have been nearly impossible without copious sawzall baldes, cutoff wheels and the torch! Good to see progress, not matter how big or little.

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Re: 1974 f250 crew cab 4x4

Postby PCPACrewCab » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:51 am

Hi guys, sorry it has been so long since I have given an update. It has been doing nothing but raining here and with no good place to work inside I cant get much done. I got some work done but I dont have many pictures to show. I got everything stripped off down to the frame and got my other truck moved finally. Here is a picture of my second truck and unfortunately it is being pulled by a dodge! Lol!!!
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