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Cummins Powered FORD.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by CSaley, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. CSaley

    CSaley Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    My latest project I thought Id share. 2003 Ford F350 Lariat Crew Cab Short Bed. Original powered by a 6.0 and 5r110 auto.

    I swapped in a 12 valve cummins with a 175hp p7100 and an nv4500 5 speed manual trans. The truck still retains all the creature comforts such as power adjustable pedals, air conditioning, sun roof, heated seats, electric shift 4x4, etc etc. From inside the cab you would never know it had a real motor under the hood until you turned the key :laughing:

    Not a terrible swap but the saying "the last 10% of the work takes 90% of the time" is definitely 100% accurate.. I had a goal of building a truck that I could get in at any time and drive any where I wanted, efficiently, while maximizing the benefits of the Cummins. Needless to say, I average about 21-22.5 mpg on a tank and it tows just as well as the 350hp 6.0 screamer. I haven't touched the IP at all, so you wont be going anywhere in a super hurry, but I cant complain with the results i'm seeing..

    Im already itching to build another with a built auto and a common rail... I talked myself into putting this one up for sale this week :dizzy: my shoulder doesn't appreciate the shifting after surgery.

  2. CSaley

    CSaley Junior Member
    Messages: 18

  3. CSaley

    CSaley Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    4 image rule.... REALLY

  4. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    That's nice! Did you use the destroked kit?
  5. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    Sweet Fummins !

    I'd love a truck like that,

    What did the retrofit cost you? if you don't mind me asking. At some time in the future, I would love to do exactly what you did.... or buy your truck from you....:laughing:

    you now own the best of all worlds
  6. Andy96XLT

    Andy96XLT Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    saw this on CL yesterday. Good luck with the sale!
  7. CSaley

    CSaley Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I used Destroked's motor mount set as well as their tach kit. Everything else I fabricated.

    I stopped adding up receipts after about $8,000.... I'd bet its right around $10-11k. But then again I didn't do it on a budget. Had the trans rebuilt, went through the motor, new clutch, Airdog fuel system, blah blah. Im sure it could have been done much cheaper...

    Thanks! I already have the next donor lined up!
  8. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Well, I'm impressed...What would you say were your biggest challenges w/ the swap? Also, what is involved or affected w/ computer function?
  9. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

  10. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Interesting & informative link...I'll be adding it to my wish list as well, thanks Dogplow.
  11. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Good looking swap. And you are so right about the last little bit of the project being a pita.
  12. 4wydnr

    4wydnr Senior Member
    from N. IL
    Messages: 151

    That is a sweet truck! I saw the beginning of your build thread over on compd but never saw many updates. It turned out great!

    Out of curiosity what are you asking for it?
  13. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    ...For some reason I knew you were going to ask him that.
  14. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    From the pix and the work done if I had the $20k, I'd buy it from you right now..... alas, I'm just a poor working slob who doesn't have $20 ...

    Maybe in the next administration...prsport

  15. CSaley

    CSaley Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    im asking right about $20k..... but who knows... I'm open to offers; trades; whatever. Its the real deal!
  16. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Sweet truck. I would love to hook a Cummins to Allison.
  17. fatheadon1

    fatheadon1 Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    sweet set up, but to i do need to ask you say the truck was problem free for 244000 miles how can you not consider the 6.0 a real motor?
  18. CSaley

    CSaley Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    miracles happen everyday and I will never deny my belief in that!
  19. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    my 2004 6.0 has also been problem free for 8 years. still trucking strong.
  20. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    i thought that would be sweet but in reality the motor still has more power then the Allison can handle a built dodge transmission would be much better.
    but that's a pretty sweet and clean looking rig.