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Old 09-08-2009, 08:32 PM
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1983 f250

So I'm getting a FREE gas () 83 reg cab long bed 4x4. Haven't seen it but I know its in pretty good condition. We're going to drop a First Gen 12v into it and probably keep the 4 speed. I want to stop putting miles on my super duty and this thing will probably get decent fuel mileage. Since I live in CA, if I do a 12v I wont have to worry about smogging it and we have a couple of them laying around.

Is there anything I need to know just about the body and suspension? I know that its Twin I Beam . Any little upgrades that need to be done??

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Old 09-09-2009, 12:37 AM
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Re: 1983 f250

Check the rear end and make sure its a full floater, not the semi floater axle. Two, 4 gears are not going to make you happy with a diesel on the highway, you need od or top end will be somewhere around 60-70 flat out, and you will not get any mileage out of the truck. Post up some pics and good luck!
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Re: 1983 f250

I love these trucks, I restored an 86 F250 a while back, left the 300 6-cylinder in it, had plans for a 351w, but i ended up selling it, if i could do another, or get this truck back it would be getting a 7.3 PSD.
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Love that body style, and can't wait to get another one, one of these days.

If its a gas job F250 then probably just has the 8.8" rear end. Sterling 10.25 or Dana 60/70 rear shouldn't be too hard to find, but if its just driving around the 8.8 should last as long as your not really pouring on the power or towing too much. I am pretty sure that a D60 swap up front is pretty close to a bolt in installation as well, just need to add a track bar and such.


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Thanks guys! I'm pretty excited. Twin Turbo'd 12v OBS for a daily driver.
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I love that body style too, I have an 86 thats fully restored, got a 302 in it right now but I eventually want to swap in a 12v as well. Only thing I can think of is ditch the TTB as fast as possible

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I love that body style too, I have an 86 thats fully restored, got a 302 in it right now but I eventually want to swap in a 12v as well. Only thing I can think of is ditch the TTB as fast as possible

Thats clean! I want to do the two tone scheme just like my Super Duty. The Maroon would be the middle strip with the Silver being top and bottom w/ a maroon motor and tranny or I want to do Pearl white/silvery w/ a pink motor and tranny!
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Thats clean! I want to do the two tone scheme just like my Super Duty. The Maroon would be the middle strip with the Silver being top and bottom w/ a maroon motor and tranny or I want to do Pearl white/silvery w/ a pink motor and tranny!
Thanks! The paint has red metallic paint flakes in it so when the sun really hits it there is kind of a candy apple red shade, the pictures dont show it though.

The paint job you are wanting would definitley look good
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Thats clean! I want to do the two tone scheme just like my Super Duty. The Maroon would be the middle strip with the Silver being top and bottom w/ a maroon motor and tranny or I want to do Pearl white/silvery w/ a pink motor and tranny!
I think the maroon and silver would look pretty good. I might even have a picture of one with a similar paint scheme on the home computer. Not sure if I am feeling the white/pink though, but I think you would have a chance of pulling it off lol



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I love that body style too, I have an 86 thats fully restored, got a 302 in it right now but I eventually want to swap in a 12v as well. Only thing I can think of is ditch the TTB as fast as possible

dang thats two beautiful trucks ya own.

Your 86 has the wrong bed and tailgate on it though

So wanna sell it???

I want exactly that someday but with a built up 6.9L and a 5-speed

EDIT: Now I am even more confused. That truck has a solid axle and coil springs in the front? or is it just straight up F150 coil spring TTB front end? Doesn't take away from the sharp truck at all, just curious.
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dang thats two beautiful trucks ya own.

Your 86 has the wrong bed and tailgate on it though

So wanna sell it???

I want exactly that someday but with a built up 6.9L and a 5-speed

EDIT: Now I am even more confused. That truck has a solid axle and coil springs in the front? or is it just straight up F150 coil spring TTB front end? Doesn't take away from the sharp truck at all, just curious.
Thank you, I appreciate it. Yeah its got a bed and tailgate from a 92. lol I like the style of that bed a lot more than the 80s. even though the fenders arent the same.

Id consider selling it if the price was right. The 86 has the 150 TTB coil front end.

Im rippin the TTB out of my 95 this weekend to put a dana 60 in, I hate TTB with a passion. but it seems to be ok in my 86
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Thank you, I appreciate it. Yeah its got a bed and tailgate from a 92. lol I like the style of that bed a lot more than the 80s. even though the fenders arent the same.

Id consider selling it if the price was right. The 86 has the 150 TTB coil front end.

Im rippin the TTB out of my 95 this weekend to put a dana 60 in, I hate TTB with a passion. but it seems to be ok in my 86
Its just REALLY rare nowadays to see the 80-86 bed still on a truck, gotta be at least 90% of the ones out there have the 87-97 style on it. Its certainly nothing I would be super picky about, I just like the old trucks a lot and finding out what they have and don't have.

I would say don't sell it, everyone has their price, but its just as hard finding another one down the road someday. I still miss my 83 F250, mostly probably because it was my first truck, but I still love that body style.

Very nice, love the green OBS too. TTB probably works fine with the radius arms and coils, but not so good with leafs.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:26 PM
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Its just REALLY rare nowadays to see the 80-86 bed still on a truck, gotta be at least 90% of the ones out there have the 87-97 style on it. Its certainly nothing I would be super picky about, I just like the old trucks a lot and finding out what they have and don't have.

I would say don't sell it, everyone has their price, but its just as hard finding another one down the road someday. I still miss my 83 F250, mostly probably because it was my first truck, but I still love that body style.

Very nice, love the green OBS too. TTB probably works fine with the radius arms and coils, but not so good with leafs.
Thanks man yeah unless I get an offer I cant refuse Im keeping it. yeah with leafs it sucks, the TTB is so messed up in that truck right now its time for it to come out

oh and sorry for the derail
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these trucks don't get too much love though, looking forward to seeing how this build comes out though, pretty tough to beat a Ford with cummins power.
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Especially with a pink 12v!
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these trucks don't get too much love though, looking forward to seeing how this build comes out though, pretty tough to beat a Ford with cummins power.
yep you dont see many of the old old old body styles in good shape anymore and one with a cummins will be badass for sure
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Man, this thread made me go back into my albums of the build of my 86, and made me miss it even more.lol. the bad thing is I only sold it like 2 months ago.

I found one picture I just HAD to post. Me out havin some fun.




Alright, back to the 12valve, Cant wait to keep an eye on the build!!
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Re: 1983 f250

Yeah see for right now its gonna be the beater truck. Something I can drive everyday and not worry about once winter comes.

We're thinking of maybe hooking up a 5r110 to it! :

My boss got a 71 f100 for free. I was a little jealous about that. My dream truck is a 72 Hi-Boy with a 6.4!
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Thats a little far from Cali
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My boss got a 71 f100 for free. I was a little jealous about that. My dream truck is a 72 Hi-Boy with a 6.4!
that sure would be a sweet truck

Maybe something like this...





not quite the standard 2-tone but maroon middle silver top/bottom

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Re: 1983 f250

Well here is my truck. I dunno why but I LOVE this paint scheme. I'd probably do same wheels and tires on the 83. I don't want any chrome. Want it to be a total sleeper.



This is my Ex's 95 7.3. So pretty much this scheme but reversed and my colors!
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but looking at that Hi-Boy I kinda dig the silver in the middle....
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i used to have a 83 with a 460 under the hood

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Here's my 83 F-250, with the 83 bed
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O come on, put a stroke in the truck and keep it all ford! But seriously, the maroon w the silver at the bottom would look good. Just hope you have maroon or grey interior. As for the rear axle you may have the semi floating 10.25 , full float 10.25 or the D60, But you have the POS D44 front axle. Swap in a D60! And here is a LIL' Ford that is getting a stoke put in it if it is the last thing i do
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