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Hello new to the forum looked a while but couldn't find what I am looking for. My son bought a 97 f250 with a 7.3 auto high miles for his first truck. I got a guy I did some work for that has a 01 2500 5.9 5speed that he rolled frames still good. I can pick it up for cheap and am curious what is the best way to go cut mounts off the dodge and put the ford on top or swap power train into the ford. Has anybody swapped body's before or just engines. I worked at cummins for 10 years so not worried about wiring or powertrain just dont know fastest and most economical way to go thanks for the help.

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IMO, use the whole Ford truck and install a 12valve with that 5-speed. Also use the Dana 80. Maybe the nice long rear leafs too.

There might be enough room on the Dodge D60 to land leaf spring perches. (There's the easy 3rdgen big-brake upgrade for these.) If not, get a D60 front from a 85-97 F350.

Not a fan of the 2ndgen frames. I've wrecked out 3 of them, and all had frame rust problems because they're made from so many pieces of thin steel.

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Thereís nothing wrong with a 24 valve, especially if he has knowledge with Cummins and isnít afraid of wiring. Yes, a 12 valve is simpler, but if he can get a whole donor truck cheap why not?
I will agree with just putting everything in the ford, they ride better in my opinion.
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Thereís nothing wrong with a 24 valve, especially if he has knowledge with Cummins and isnít afraid of wiring. Yes, a 12 valve is simpler, but if he can get a whole donor truck cheap why not?
My PSD experience soured me on electronic diesels. The common failures of buddy's ECMs and VP44 pumps gives me that same feeling... YMMV.

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He could always p pump it down the road if it gave him troubles. But really as long as he watched his fuel pressure I think heíd be alright
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Personally if the 7.3 runs good I’d just run that until it goes. Buy that wrecked Cummins, get a p pump and zf6 or Allison for it, then swap the 24v and trans directly onto the ford once the 7.3 is dead. Fords make the strongest frames, bodies and parts out of the big three. Dodge cheaps out on everything. I wouldn’t use anything but the Cummins Engine out of a dodge. Use whatever transmission you like.

The 7.3 is a million mile motor also, I see no real reason to trash it if the truck is running good. Use it to make money for the swap, then when you’re ready or the 7.3 kicks it, make a dope Cummins swap in a Ford. That way you don’t rush a project, can properly research the project, and don’t put a good running truck down for a project.
Even if you’ve worked on Cummins for 10 years, do you want your son driving a swap as his first truck? Dope idea that’s for sure but is it the most logical for the time?
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