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1967 Ford F350 Truck Crew Cab 4 door
Converted to Run on LP Gas

This Ford truck was a complete frame-up restoration with a couple of additional features. The engine and fuel delivery system were converted so it will run on standard gasoline or LP Gas and a new A/C system was installed from VINTAGE AIR™.

The small pictures below follow a more or less realistic time line as the truck was being disassembled, restored and then reassembled.

The first pictures show what it looked like before any work was done. Then we progress to removing the body to show the engine and some of the frame. Finally we see the full frame, brake drums and the rest of the undercarriage.

Then we move in the other direction showing the restored parts as they were reassembled starting with the new frame.

1967 Ford F350 truck completed
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This is the finished product. Some of the other pictures show the steps taken to bring it to this condition.
1967 Ford F350 truck passenger side
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Right side rear view of the finished truck.
1967 Ford F350 truck front driver side
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1967 Ford F350 truck front view
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1967 Ford F350 truck rear view
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1967 Ford F350 truck driver side view
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1967 Ford F350 truck interior
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1967 Ford F350 truck open back door
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1967 Ford F350 truck open front door
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1967 Ford F350 truck speedometer
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1967 Ford F350 truck dash and steering column
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1967 Ford F350 truck dash board
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1967 Ford F350 truck under the hood
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1967 Ford F350 truck engine compartment
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1967 Ford F350 truck brake lines
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1967 Ford F350 truck A/C compressor
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1967 Ford F350 truck undercarriage
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1967 Ford F350 truck
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1967 Ford F350 truck cng tank
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1967 Ford F350 truck cng tank
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1967 Ford F350 full view of the whole vehicle with new cab and engine
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1967 Ford F350 full view of the whole vehicle with new cab, rebuilt engine, new tires and wheels. Now it just needs a few details done and rest of the body replaced and it will be ready to go.
1967 Ford F350 original condition passenger view
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1967 Ford F350 original condition passenger view rear
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1967 Ford F350 original condition driver side view
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1967 Ford F350 engine with fenders and hood removed
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A view of the original condition of the engine with the hood and front side panels removed.
1967 Ford F350 engine with fenders and hood removed
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Another view of the exposed engine before it was removed.
1967 Ford F350 engine compartment minus engine and body.
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A good view of the firewall with the engine and body shell out of the way.
1967 Ford F350 rear half of frame visible after bed is removed
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1967 Ford F350 inside front of cab
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Inside the front of cab
1967 Ford F350 body off the frame on jack stands
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Here is the cab part of the body off the frame on jack stands.
1967 Ford F350 inside rear of cab
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1967 Ford F350 inside front of cab
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1967 Ford F350 outside firewall view
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1967 Ford F350 engine outside of truck showing condition
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A shot of the engine on an engine stand, right after it was removed.
1967 Ford F350 old brake drums
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Here are the old disc brakes.
1967 Ford F350 old wheel, spring, steering rods
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One wheel, spring, steering rods before they were restored.
1967 Ford F350 back half of frame before restoration
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The back half of frame before restoration.
1967 Ford F350 complete frame removed from rest of truck
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Here are four more shots of the frame from various angles so you can see the rust and general condition.
1967 Ford F350 complete frame showing rust
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1967 Ford F350 complete frame to show condition
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1967 Ford F350 complete frame with wheels still on
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1967 Ford F350 new frame painted.
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Now we reverse direction and start to put things back together. We start, with this picture and the next, by showing what the frame looks like after it has been sand blasted and powder coated.
1967 Ford F350 frame with new paint
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1967 Ford F350 new cab firewall
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Lowering the newly painted cab onto the frame.
1967 Ford F350 new cab being lowered onto the frame
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1967 Ford F350 back of cab being put on the frame
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1967 Ford F350 front view replacing the cab showing engine
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1967 Ford F350 repainted cab showing the inside
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And here is the cab back in place on the frame.
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The VINTAGE AIR box.
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Inside the cab with a bag of VINTAGE AIR A/C parts and wires that have to be installed under the dash.
1967 Ford F350 shows firewall and engine after rebuilding those parts
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The VINTAGE AIR heater box and main evaporator unit on the floor of the cab just before installation.
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This picture shows some of the VINTAGE AIR A/C components that fit under the dash on the passenger side. Also shows some of the wiring on the driver side of the dash.
1967 Ford F350 new front windshield and moulding
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1967 Ford F350 new rear window and moulding inside view
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1967 Ford F350 new rear window and moulding outside view
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The new rear window with moulding viewed from the outside
1967 Ford F350 engine compartment after engine overhaul
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1967 Ford F350 front wheel well spring and shock
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1967 Ford F350 truck stripped down body
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Now the cab is back on the frame and it is time to re-assemble.
1967 Ford F350 LP gas fuel tank installed in truck frame
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This is the first of several pictures showing what the LP gas fuel tank looks like from several angles and how it fits in the frame of the vehicle under the body. The regulator is after these tank shots.
1967 Ford F350 LP gas fuel tank showing size and shape
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1967 Ford F350 LP gas fuel tank right side view
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1967 Ford F350 LP gas fuel tank showing rear full view
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1967 Ford F350 LP gas fuel tank gauges and connectors
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Gauges and connectors on the LP gas fuel tank.
1967 Ford F350 CNG regulator
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1967 Ford F350 Gear Vendors controller and master switch for overdrive
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On the left is the master switch for the Gear Vendors overdrive system. In the center is the main controller for the Gear Vendors overdrive. On the right, of the picture, you see the VINTAGE AIR vents and air hoses mounted in the center of the cab under the dash.
1967 Ford F350 Another view of the Gear Vendors overdrive main controller
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This is another view of the Gear Vendors main controller unit for the overdrive.
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The VINTAGE AIR fan and vent installed under the dash on the passenger side.
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This shows hoses and components of the VINTAGE AIR System that fit under the dash behind the glove box.
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Air compressor for the VINTAGE AIR A/C system
1967 Ford F350 truck inside the cab
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Interior before any work started.
1967 Ford F350 original condition front view
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This picture shows the original condition of the body before any work started.