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Old July 7th, 2013, 04:30 PM
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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.
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Old July 7th, 2013, 04:38 PM
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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?
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Old July 7th, 2013, 08:52 PM
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good ide and I like the name
long time southeast bowhunter here

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