Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum banner

1 - 20 of 1030 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,750 Posts
Nice looking truck for that year, We do not have much of a rust problem here but those trucks would rust away before you know it..

great find!
 
  • Like
Reactions: HRDROKN

·
Past IL VP
Joined
·
1,431 Posts
Nice looking truck! keep us posted on the progress of the swap!

which motor ya going w/????? 12'er or 24.... Common rail.... or 6.7????
 
  • Like
Reactions: HRDROKN

·
Prestige Worldwide
Joined
·
622 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
nice lookin truck.... just needs a nice power plant :thumbsup: this your first cummins conversion?

Yes, this is my first swap. My previous truck was a 1983 Dodge Crew Cab / Cummins, but the motor was already done when I got the truck. :thumbsup
 

·
Prestige Worldwide
Joined
·
622 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Nice looking truck! keep us posted on the progress of the swap!

which motor ya going w/????? 12'er or 24.... Common rail.... or 6.7????

I got a good deal on a first gen 12ver, but I will be p-pumpin her along with a set of twins....

:peelout
 

·
Prestige Worldwide
Joined
·
622 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
OK, lets get to some good stuff....

One of the dilemmas in swapping the Cummins into the ford is the cross member... it is too shallow and it interferes with the low mount a/c pump.

So by fabricating a new cross member and relocating that cross member further back I have solved those issues....

Here is the motor between the rails... notice that I have already cut down the stock cross member.






 

·
Prestige Worldwide
Joined
·
622 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
I'll have the motor set with 2" of offset wich will give me enough clearance for the a/c compressor and clearance for the drivers side drop NP205 transfer case...

I pre-fabed a cross member from wood to get an idea of what I wanted, I then transfered to steel...









:popcorn:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
450 Posts
Dream truck in the makin.......:beer::peelout::beer
 
  • Like
Reactions: HRDROKN

·
Registered
Joined
·
168 Posts
niiiiiiiiiiiice ride in the makeing

man that is going to be one sweet ride when it is done:thumbsup. i would kill to have that ride running around in:woot:. man u r looking at magazine material there when it is done..i can see that truck in all the 4x4 and diesel mags now.. and one of a kind too:peelout..i can see u got mad fabrication skill's, what do u do 4 a living??any paint design's in mind yet??? keep us updated on it's progress with pic's:beer
 
  • Like
Reactions: HRDROKN
1 - 20 of 1030 Posts
Top