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72 highboy 4bt.. VIDEO

Welll.. Started building another truck recently.

I built the 63 unibody 6bt that I posted last year.

Here is a teaser video..

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Will post up pics and more specs later.
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Re: 72 highboy 4bt.. VIDEO

Here is the build thread for the 63

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The 72 started its life with a 390, I was luck enough to find a 4bt with a ford transmission. Used the same factory trans mount, although had to put the mount below the shelf in between the frame rails and had to get a custom drive shaft. The ford trans has a park brake on the tail housing!
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Re: 72 highboy 4bt.. VIDEO

I made my own motor mounts for this set up and I've got them blue printed so when the next one comes along it will be alot easier. Had to get a custom driveshaft made, from a 1330 u joint to a 1410, this was for the trans to t case.
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Re: 72 highboy 4bt.. VIDEO

what about the frame?
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what about the frame?
What about it? I have not had to change anything frame wise in order for this to fit, the 4bt is actually alot shorter from front to back them the 390 was, so I have plenty of room between the cross member, I will have to flip the oil pan to be a rear sump because it is rather close to the front diff. Oil pan is symmetrical so all I will have to modify is the pick up tube.
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Re: 72 highboy 4bt.. VIDEO

I was thinking more of the frame rattling apart. I have seen a few try this with old Dodge 200s and the frames wouldn't take it.
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Re: 72 highboy 4bt.. VIDEO

I guess time will have to tell on that one. The 6bt in my 63 hasn't caused a single issue with the frame, although it is on a 1988 frame from a f350..

I think she will be fine.
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Re: 72 highboy 4bt.. VIDEO

Got the radiator mounted in last night, got the bumper back on..

All I need to do it get the lift pump on, the starter back in, wiring for the alternator, need to fabricate a braket for the hydraulic slave cylinder, need to run power steering lines and hook up some sort of vacuum for the brake booster.

So maybe another week or so. I will update with more pictures and videos later.
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