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Old 06-26-2007, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Parting out a '78 f250, what to keep

I bought a '78 F250 today for $500 with the plans of parting it out. I know of the obvious stuff to keep, the snow plow, the axles, motor, transmission, transfer case. I am planning on putting the axles under my Mazda pickup, and was wondering what else I should grab. I was thinking all of the steering components, but what about the master cylinder, brake booster ect.?



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just keep the whole truck if you are going to keep all of that.
Whats wrong with the truck anyway?
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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just keep the whole truck if you are going to keep all of that.
Whats wrong with the truck anyway?
All I really wanted the truck is the axles, I am just looking to pull anything else of value off of it before I take it to the junk yard.



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well if your building the mazda pickup with those parts, keep the truck, put it together and then slowly decide if you need the motor for power, trans for strength, tcase for reliability and everything as you go..dont part it then sell it bc youll be stuck with some shit you dont need or be left without some parts you do need
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I would keep the master cylinder all of the wiring harness and computer
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I would keep the master cylinder all of the wiring harness and computer
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Keep as much as you can, you never know what you will need. If you have room for parts, keep them. They will come in handy at some time or another. If you were closer, I'd take what you dont' want.
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depending on what you would charge I would prolly take the wiring harness and I could always use a second brain box for a back up
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well if your building the mazda pickup with those parts, keep the truck, put it together and then slowly decide if you need the motor for power, trans for strength, tcase for reliability and everything as you go..dont part it then sell it bc youll be stuck with some shit you dont need or be left without some parts you do need
My plans for the Mazda include a fuel injected 5.0 (already have) a manual transmission, and t-case (maybe a fixed yoke BW1356). The '78 F250 has a rebuilt 400 big block (don't need), a 4 speed (not sure what it is), and no clue yet on the t-case. When I pick it up this weekend I will have a better look at it and hopefully figure out with this thing has in it.



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For me, the snow plow would be worthless


Sounds like your on the right track....

Hows the body?
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For me, the snow plow would be worthless


Sounds like your on the right track....

Hows the body?
Even though I'm in Wisconsin, the snowplow isn't worth much to me either. The body is pretty rotted, you can see right through the floorboards. After I saw what axles were under it, I really didn't notice much of anything else.


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Still not sure on what the transmission is, any go way to identify it?



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4 speed manual of that day is a NP435.
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4 speed manual of that day is a NP435.
Thanks, I know that I will need a new bell housing to run this behind my 5.0. Found an entire SB NP435 on craigslist for $50, figure might as well grab that for the bell housing, not to mention a spare transmission.



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If you can don't pull anything untill you get the motor and plow sold. No one pays top dollar for parts they cant see/hear run. The instrument clusters on those trucks are worth keeping here in the desert, the white plastic backing dries out and crumbles. The BW tcase might be too wide for your mazda, you might want to consider the 205. Keep the drivelines for spare parts, or to have shortened for your rig.
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If you can don't pull anything untill you get the motor and plow sold. No one pays top dollar for parts they cant see/hear run. The instrument clusters on those trucks are worth keeping here in the desert, the white plastic backing dries out and crumbles. The BW tcase might be too wide for your mazda, you might want to consider the 205. Keep the drivelines for spare parts, or to have shortened for your rig.
The guy has been pulling parts here and there off of the motor, so it would take a bit of effort to make it run, I'll probably just dump it for a couple of hundred bucks. Still not absolutely sure what I am going to run for a t-case, I have the one that came with the '78, plus a BW1356, so I have a couple of options for cheap. Definitely a good idea to keep the drive shafts.


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Still not sure on what the transmission is, any go way to identify it?



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As was stated, it could be a NP435. Could also be a T18.

The 435 has an aluminum top cover, whereas the T18 is steel.

Best way to tell is by decoding the Build Tag on the door frame (or driver's door). Don't have the codes in front of me, but I double checked mine using the Jeff's Bronco Graveyard catalog.
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As was stated, it could be a NP435. Could also be a T18.

The 435 has an aluminum top cover, whereas the T18 is steel.

Best way to tell is by decoding the Build Tag on the door frame (or driver's door). Don't have the codes in front of me, but I double checked mine using the Jeff's Bronco Graveyard catalog.
Thanks for the info, I need to double check the what I thought was an SB NP435 out of a '77 F250 as well.


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I checked out Google earth the other day, neat stuff, you can actually see all the rusting hulks in my driveway. I don't throw anything away.
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I checked out Google earth the other day, neat stuff, you can actually see all the rusting hulks in my driveway. I don't throw anything away.
Yeah, but when I 'thud-thud-thud' seventeen rounds from my cab mounted MK 19 into & around your 'rusting hulks', how long before the smoking crater is visible on Google Earth?












EDIT: okay, I looked at other posts you have made and determined the above (total deviation from any point or purpose of your post in the thread) to be a lapse in judgment & not a trend or indicative of your standard behavior. Thus, I made my reply more pleasant. Have a nice day.
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It would be cool to just put the mazda body on the f-250 frame and just run the whole drive train.Then just sell the small block and other parts you have(you could probably make more money and do less work)
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It would be cool to just put the mazda body on the f-250 frame and just run the whole drive train.Then just sell the small block and other parts you have(you could probably make more money and do less work)
I have thought about it, but I would rather run a fuel injected small block, not to mention how rusty the frame is on a 30 year old farm truck that has been sitting in a field for the last 4 years.



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Is it a full time transfer case....slugs on the axle instead of lockout hubs? I am looking for a Ford 203 case. Thanks.
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Is it a full time transfer case....slugs on the axle instead of lockout hubs? I am looking for a Ford 203 case. Thanks.
I am keeping the axles, stock 60's, as for the transfer case, not really sure what it is or how to identify it. Any suggestions?




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If it has locking hubs (lockouts) it is probably a 205, if there is a cap (like a trailer bearing cap) over the front hub it will be a 203.
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