Quantcast Reaper1 - 84 f-250 custom build - Ford Truck Club Forum








New Posts



Remember Me?
       Join for free!




FTC Toolbar

Social Sites


Ford Truck Club Forum > FORD F-250 | F-350 SERIES | SUPER DUTY > 1948-1986 Ford F250 | F350

Welcome to FordTruckClub.net
Welcome to FordTruckClub.net, the internet's premier Ford truck community! You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view discussions and access other forum features. By joining our free online community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Forgot your password? click here.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old July 7th, 2013, 04:30 PM
CoCrawler's Avatar
CoCrawler CoCrawler is offline

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3
Likes : 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Reaper1 - 84 f-250 custom build

So I have come to the conclusion that the 84 F-250 plow truck that has been sitting for the last 3 years is going to be transformed into my back country Elk recovery vehicle.

As it sits now it is a reg cab ¾ ton pickup. The plan is to extend the reg cab to either a Crew Cab or Extended Cab ( I know the crew cab was on the f-350's). First choice is the 4 door as long as we don’t have to stretch the frame. We will also do a 2 – 4 inch lift and bigger tires. Don’t want it too high. The stock bed will be removed and replaced with a utility bed. Side compartments will also be refrigerated and room for all the necessities to support a back country hunt/outing.

the design is based on the RESQ1 07 jeep build. Figured I would use the vehicle I had sitting around instead of buying something else.

here are some very rough sketches of what I am attempting.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo c.JPG
Views:	120
Size:	23.2 KB
ID:	933   Click image for larger version

Name:	conceptTruck.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	45.8 KB
ID:	934  
Old July 7th, 2013, 04:38 PM
CoCrawler's Avatar
CoCrawler CoCrawler is offline

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3
Likes : 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

the first order of business is to take care of the front axel. it seems that the passenger side u joints have blown apart. as near as I can tell these are Dana 44 hd axel's? when I looked at this the other day it also appeared that there was another set of u-joint up by the housing.

so the first question is should I just replace the broken ends or buy a complete new front end?

for this build I was looking at a 4 inch lift and not sure what size tires. not looking to build a monster truck just something with a little ground clearance. recommendations?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pass Axel.JPG
Views:	108
Size:	33.3 KB
ID:	935   Click image for larger version

Name:	pass axel2.JPG
Views:	122
Size:	35.5 KB
ID:	936  
Old July 7th, 2013, 08:52 PM
JSoko's Avatar
JSoko JSoko is offline


Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 15,019
Images: 629
Likes : 34
Liked 187 Times in 169 Posts

good ide and I like the name
long time southeast bowhunter here

For Those Who Fought For It...
Freedom Has A Taste The Protected Will Never Know.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

(View-All Members who have read this thread : 6
CoCrawler , glc , harrison28 , JSoko , Tr00b , TwoStroke

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
302 Build BigBlue79 Garage Talk: Engine & Drivetrain 133 October 14th, 2013 11:35 PM
My '73 F-100 4x4 Custom 1977 F-250 4x4 Custom 1948-1983 Ford F100
32 August 11th, 2012 10:48 AM
1979 F150 Custom build thread BigBlue79 1973-1991 Ford F150
7 March 9th, 2012 10:21 PM
Custom Hot-Rod GTX [S2 Ep.6-3] Gearz Gearz 0 February 3rd, 2011 07:46 PM
My Custom 150 Josiah New Member Introductions 14 December 5th, 2009 05:18 PM

build , custom , f250 , reaper1

Forum Jump

FordTruckClub.net is not authorized, endorsed or affiliated with the Ford Motor Company
or any of their subsidiaries. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.