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'89 F350 Dump Overhaul

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by paponte, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Bought this truck late summer as a nice project truck. Guys thought I was nuts when I bought her in the yard. A little time and work, and she's a nice addition to the fleet. Just have a couple of touching up and finishing touches to do

    The junk truck:



    After some bodywork and paint;


  2. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Had a buddy swing the motor, put new emissions, manifolds and a dual cat exhaust. Some stickers and tape and here she is: :cool:


  3. Cutting Edge Kid

    Cutting Edge Kid Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Excellent work!:salute:
  4. Keith_480231

    Keith_480231 Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    For some reason I cannot view the pictures???? All it says is images are hosted by tri-pod. Bought a 1991 F-Super Duty this past year and am thing about refurbishing that instead of buying a newer/used dump. Bought it from the City of Beverly Hills Mi. at auction and it has the last year for the International Harvester engine. Has a 3yd yard box. Quick question though does anyone thing I can stretch it and install tow truck springs and be able to carry more wight in the box???? Didn't mean to try and steal the thread but love those "old" Fords and couldn't resist.Good choice in trucks bud good luck with the project.:nod:
  5. Mowerpan

    Mowerpan Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    His pictures are on a website that doesn't support direct linking to pictures. He needs to create a page and put all the pictures on it and give us the link to the page. Otherwise find another host.
  6. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Here We'll try this another way. Here's the before pics:


  7. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Here's the during, and almost finished pics:




  8. imdawrlus

    imdawrlus Member
    Messages: 71

    are you sure thats the same truck????? lookin good!!!
  9. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    GREAT JOB, like the matching paint on the plow
  10. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Old grill on older truck. Newer grill on last pictures...
  11. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Nice, nice job. Love the green matching plow!
  12. nepmgmt

    nepmgmt Member
    Messages: 73

    looks really good
  13. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Yeah I noticed that to The blue dump is 87-90 the painted one is 92 and up?Did you put a updated clip on it ?
  14. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    The nose is different, the doors/mirrors are different, interesting.....:nono:
  15. KingDuramax

    KingDuramax Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    I have seen the newer noses put on these trucks. A nice update in my opinion. I have also seen them on the 86 bodystyle too.

    Nice job on the truck.
  16. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Amazing how people make such bold statements, with such little knowledge.

    Anyway, the nose and doors are off of a '95 or '97 Bronco... not exact on the year. Had to swap the whole radiator support in order to pull that one off. Other than bolting that up, everything lines up no problems. Junkyard guys said it couldn't be done! With the updated doors, I now have power locks and windows... a definite plus. The mirror brackets are the same, just replaced the glass on them. On paper... she is still an '89. :cool:
  17. Jim Prill

    Jim Prill Member
    from Zion Il
    Messages: 74

    Nice looking truck!!! Its nice too see someone rescue an old truck from near death and see the potential too turn it into somthing great again.
  18. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    Looks nice, yea I have done the nose swap before too. They don't give those noses away at salvage yards either, because it can make an old model truck look 10 years newer.

    I did a similar truck...

    All new doors, fenders, hood, sandblasted any cab rust, new mirrors, chrome inserts. I did it because the truck was an automatic with a new gm goodwrench 350 and power up/down body.

    I sold it for $4700 more than I paid for it after $1200 in parts and 4 days labor.

  19. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    After - day before it sold

    truckafter (Small).jpg
  20. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Nice job! Yeah, I found a private guy that had a Bronco that he blew the motor on. Guy told me "give me $400 and take whatever you want" so thats exactly what I did. :cool: