whats up everyone. picked this truck up about 2 months ago after i did some trading. its a 83 d150 shortbed 2wd with a 318 2bbl and a 1973 904 non-lockup trans. the body was just in real poor shape so it had to be stripped of its goods and then scrapped. frame was still in good shape besides the fact the frame was bent in the front. i ended up getting the frame straight and have gotten to the point im at now and thats hunting for parts. plus im on a tight budget since income is low lol.
but anyways heres some pics
first day home
fenders, doors and interior basically stripped. didnt get no pics of the interior but trust me it was just as bad as the outside lol
rolled the chassis outside and removed the transmission when it was about 75* that day
removed front crossmember
bent front crossmember
another pic of the underside of the crossmember. you can actually see how wavy it is.
pass. side front frame rail bent right underneath the engine crossmember. bend pointing down in front of bolt head
drivers side front frame rail in same location. bend is pointing up right by the bolt head
after about 2 hours of using a porta power and a 4lb sledge the pass. side frame rail was dang near flat
drivers side didnt flatten out like i had hoped. the frame ripped right at the bend. but still fixable.