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68F100
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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
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posted 04-15-2005 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, hoping to get some ideas. I've got a 77 F-150 parts truck. I'm going to use the front suspension out of it and I'm going to remove and keep the 9" rearend also. I'm keeping some other parts from it too.

The problem is this: How do I move the remaining husk? There will be no suspension under it when I'm done.

I've found a junkyard that says they will haul it away if they can get it(drag it) on their flatbed. I'm going to be doing the parts removal in my garage though, and I don't know how I'm going to get the remains out into the alley when I'm done stripping it. I don't want them to drag it out of my garage, cuz I don't want my cement messed up.

Any Ideas?

P.S.- Anybody need some F-150 body trim? It's about the only thing bodywise that is in good condition. And it's in dang good condition considering the rest of the truck.

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mustangs68
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posted 04-15-2005 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I belive they will use a rollback.If they are as good as some of the fellow around here they will just hook on to it and pull it on to the rollback..then gone
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68F100
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posted 04-15-2005 11:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, it will be a rollback. That's what I meant. The problem is that I'm doing all the dismantling in my garage which sits on the alley. The neighbor across the alley has a garage directly across from mine. Rollback can't just back up to my truck in the garage. Therefore, I have to be able to get it out of the garage so the rollback can get to it.

Maybe I'll just weld some casters to the frame and roll it out.

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mustangs68
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posted 04-15-2005 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
there you go
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mellowyellow
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posted 04-16-2005 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To use an ol' butcher shop expression........draw and 1/4 it. A sawzall could be used to cut it up where the pieces could be placed in/on a truck and hauled away. Kind of an undignified ending but it works. Did that with a rotted 65 coupe.

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 04-16-2005 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The questions is how to get a truck with no suspension out of the garage without scratching the floor.

How about buying ($$$ - I know) some pipe and putting it through the hole in the wheels and setting the truck on the pipe? You will the pipe to just fit the hole or the wheels will wobble too much.

OR.....one floor jack under the front crossmember and two (or one) floor jack under the rear. Leave it on blocks or something on the rollback to get the jacks out.

Isn't the '77 rear end wider than a '68? Are you sure you want it? Jusy keep the center section, leave the axles in the housing and that solves your problem - if the truck is backed into the garage.

Tracy

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68F100
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posted 04-16-2005 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That pipe idea may work. I can get an old piece of pipe from work for cheap or free.

I don't really want to butcher the entire truck. The body is shot, but the frame is still pretty good. Maybe someone else will be able to use it. I will be taking out pretty much the entire drivetrain and running gear/suspension.
I'm keeping the rearend for something else. My 68 already has a 9".

The trim on the truck is in pretty good shape , if you guys know anyone who needs it. I'll place an ad in classifieds also.

Thanks for ideas guys.

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 04-16-2005 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Telophone poles.

No realy, I like the pipe concept. I have also used homemade dollys before also when we finished stripping the cars. Two 4x4's with cross bracing and some 4" casters. You can then use it for future projects.

I was just in Iowa yesterday, I wish I would of had more time..

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-16-2005 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can you just bolt on the parts you are taking off the good truck onto the donor to keep it a roller? The guys I knew with rollbacks wouldn't drag a hulk on the back of them, they wouldn't want to gouge up their equipment.

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