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#1 Reds Diesel

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 05:28 PM

We had a 460 in her originally. Had plans for a 5.9 Cummins, but decided to stick with all Ford. We picked up a roll over 6.0 for a good price. Instead of trying to jerry the motor onto the original frame, we picked the body off the 78 and cut down the 6.0 frame to fit the wheelbase of the 78. Lots of fab work later we got everything to fit.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:32 AM

yo Reds,

WELCOME!

Let's see some pics soon. Sounds like a good swap!

Here is another swap that once got a lot of attention;
5.4 Triton (04 F-150 Supercrew) Swap in a 78
Source: by Quint C (Quints Bronco Project, (04 F-150 Supercrew drivetrain)
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Posted 28 March 2015 - 06:43 AM

Here's a couple pics. Let me know if you guys want more.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:57 AM

This would be a neat, "How To", for someone else thinking of doing a similar change in the future.  You could use this thread as your build scrapbook.  Take lots of pictures and make notes here.

 

Have fun and good luck,

 

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 09:32 AM

yo RED,

TY!

As Seabronc advised; as many images as you have time to post is good;
96 XL 5.0 E4OD, Manual BW 1356, manual hubs. See my partially recovered Bronco site. I need to clean up dead links & add many more. Thanks you Mr, Schwim! http://schwimserver5.com/?index=1128
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:49 AM

Hey Red, could you post more pictures of this? Hopefully you'll get an email notification since you havent been on here in a while! 



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 04:09 AM

I can try to find some more pics but I'm not sure that would help! The swap was really not that bad! The only advise I would say is to cut out the firewall and use the one out of the superduty to aid in the master cyl mounting and for the clearance of the up pipe. When we did it we did not do that. For ours we had a complete donor truck and so we used everything as far as brakes and abs so we just shortened the frame and mover cab mounts on the frame to fit the bronco cab onto the frame! If you have the basic shop welder, tourch, lift this swap can be done! If not I would do it for a fee!

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 12:05 PM

Yo Reds,

Thanks for coming back!  Some unfortunately never do. 

Enjoy the summer!


96 XL 5.0 E4OD, Manual BW 1356, manual hubs. See my partially recovered Bronco site. I need to clean up dead links & add many more. Thanks you Mr, Schwim! http://schwimserver5.com/?index=1128
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