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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2002, 10:40 PM
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New girl here...need advice about my 77 f-250

Howdy! I'm new to this site...and new to trucks. I just bought a 77 3/4 ton...We're puttin' a 429 in it. It has a c-6 tranny that we are going to rebuild. Married 205 transfercase. 6 inch Skyjacker suspension, 3 inch body lift. Triple shocks on the front and duals in the back. A dana 44 open in front, rear is a dana 60 with a posi. Currently the front gear is 4:10, and the back 7:17. It's set up for mudding and off-roading, but I'm not going to use it for that as much, so we are thinking about putting 4:10's in the back too. It has dick cepek 38.5/15.5/16.5 tires. I guess what I want to know is...does anyone have a guestimate of how much it would cost me for parts if I put a 4:10 in, and got a new front drive shaft? And I'm trying to decide between a roll bar and stacks. Is there a way to put both of them and still have it look nice, or is it a one or the other kinda thing? Any ideas for what else I should do to it? I'm just curious about what ya'll have to say. Thanks!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2002, 11:49 PM
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Re: New girl here...need advice about my 77 f-250

I'd check the junk yards for the drive shaft and a differant rear axle with 4:10's already.

As for the stacks, I think those only belong on diesels. A gasser with stacks is just.....well, not my taste. But it's not my truck either so...............

If you wanted to do both, get or make a roll bar that tucks up close to the cab, then just push the stacks back a little so there's about 1/2" gap or so between the closest points of the roll bar and stacks. That way the stacks have a little room to move if they ever decide to. But if you get them mounted good and tight they shouldnt move much at all.
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Re: New girl here...need advice about my 77 f-250

Dana 60 rears with 4.10's are pretty common. It would be a lot cheaper to find one in a bone yard and swap it in, rather than regearing your old one. Check www.projectbronco.com for info on the big block swap.
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Re: New girl here...need advice about my 77 f-250

Thanks. I wasn't sure about the stacks...I really like them on diesels, but I dunno about on my truck. One of the guys that is helping me wants to put them on. I think I might stick with the roll bar. And if I get another axle with the 4:10's, could I sell my old one with the 7:17's?? Is there any resale value there at all? It was done not too long ago.
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