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Polarburg
10-28-2012, 10:31 AM
Just got a 92 c350 a couple months back . Been eye balling this for years and finally got in touch with owner to buy .taking 460 out and doing power stroke diesel swap

heatmiser
10-28-2012, 01:36 PM
Just got a 92 c350 a couple months back . Been eye balling this for years and finally got in touch with owner to buy .taking 460 out and doing power stroke diesel swap

Cool keep us informed plus pictures are always welcome, wish I'd taken more when I converted mine to 4x4 with superduty drive train. Wanted to what your doing to my '79 crew cab oh well maybe on another project. Good luck

sheepman
10-29-2012, 02:02 AM
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Traveler
10-29-2012, 07:40 AM
Welcome.
That sounds like a fun project. We are going to do the same on a '93. 1 ton powerstroke conversion.
Be sure and take plenty of pics. We love pictures.

Polarburg
10-29-2012, 09:03 AM
Trying to figure out how to attach pics from I phone

Traveler
10-29-2012, 10:16 AM
Yeah that doesn't work very well. This site software uses a flash script to attach pictures and that really sucks.
I will have to look into another way to upload them. Maybe by now there is another software program to allow us to do that.

Polarburg
10-30-2012, 06:38 PM
Welcome.
That sounds like a fun project. We are going to do the same on a '93. 1 ton powerstroke conversion.
Be sure and take plenty of pics. We love pictures.
Do you have a donor vehicle ? I have my old 95 f450 2wd as a donor .I have been taking pics of some progress But can't figure out how to post yet .i would like to show some of the build as I'm at the point where I have got the "stroke" in it's new home.

Traveler
10-31-2012, 08:59 AM
It is probably easier to post pics to a site like supermotors.net or photobucket and link them here. They have much better software for mobil uploads than Vbulletin offers.

We have a '95 F350 4x4. We are using as a donor Being a '92 and newer body style most everything should be bolt in. There will be some fab work, but not like trying to put a cummins in or anything like that. When you are done it will look factory as well.

Polarburg
10-31-2012, 10:11 AM
Yes every thing is a bolt on or change over, switched dashes and harness is as easy as bolts and plugs. I used bronco 33gal gas tank with diesel sending unit after making a little notch in tank opening .....1 notch is off between the too.

Polarburg
11-08-2012, 09:50 PM
Well driveline is all back in ,trans ,transfer case,shafts etc. hung exhaust tonight,can't believe the hangers for the gassers exhaust Is all in the same spot as the diesels! Installed 3" downpipe and eliminated cat.only Modification i had to do was weld 3" Id pipe adapter to 3.5 pipe to mate to downpipe. Lucky for me the donor 450 was a long chassis an had plenty of pipe. Radiator support is back on and all the wiring is in .should b ready to run next week ,as I won't have Time this weekend.:icon_ford:

kto17
11-08-2012, 11:07 PM
Don't forget to replace the fuel filler spout behind the fuel door. The diesel is larger and from what I hear the diesel pump spout won't fit in the gasser. Wouldn't be hard to check, and would be a real PITA to not be able to fuel up when you need to.

Pictures please! I'm planning a diesel swap but a year or two down the road. I'm still pondering the powerstroke vs the cummins swap. I want the mileage and no E4OD problems so I'm hoping to go to a 6 speed with the swap.

Polarburg
11-09-2012, 05:18 PM
Yea the cummins would have been nice but I don't feel the 4-5k for the "parts" to make the cummins work with the ford trans was worth it . I shouldnt have more tha
N $3500 in to this build including paint! Although I see a cummins in a Lincoln navigator in the future.

Polarburg
11-18-2012, 09:43 AM
Finally the cent is a oil burner ! A couple of little things still to do like ,courtesy lights for interior overhead, and power windows ,no biggy. If anyone cares to know.you can use gas tank sender with a little modifying / remove fuel pump and extend tube.instrument cluster gauges are modules and I could use the speedo / odometer from the gas cluster in the diesel cluster.so I could retain the correct mileage . Yes I'm still trying to get pics for you guys...

Polarburg
11-21-2012, 06:47 PM
Well the interior lights and power window / locks issue is all set ,just picked up a nice set of captains chairs from a friend for free! Out of a toilet of a Chevy van but mint shape ,other then the color tan. Bought graphite colored vinyl / upholstery spray dye and got one done and resprayed the center console section.the stuff is awesome and makes it look brand new.going to do the whole inside .still need to weld in interior wheel well,got a section from a friends parts f350 pu and will work nicely as I'm eliminating spare on inside building new rear bumper/ tire carrier.

Polarburg
03-04-2013, 09:56 PM
Thinking about paint, truck is black with silver center tutone originally , been thinking about doing something different .black with lower bottom and full length flares in burnt orange,like on the new dodge challengers,have seen it done on a newer superduty and it was sweet.

Traveler
03-05-2013, 08:26 AM
You can't really go wrong with whatever color you choose. Hard to make a Centurion look ugly. LOL
I like the idea, it is like a racing stripe down where everyone can see it.

Polarburg
04-09-2013, 07:37 PM
Wish I had invested in bondo back in the day when centurion was in business , yep I'm working on the roof.

Polarburg
05-20-2013, 08:40 PM
Body is almost ironed out roof Is close. other projects came first so been behind.

bob_95_psd
05-23-2013, 07:41 PM
I hate to do this but...

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Polarburg
06-04-2013, 05:49 PM
14095trying a pic

Polarburg
06-04-2013, 06:03 PM
Here's a nother14096

Polarburg
06-04-2013, 08:50 PM
Not sure why pics are sideways ?:suspect: but hers a pic of inner wheel house replaced14097

Polarburg
06-05-2013, 05:29 AM
Here's a shot after all the metal work repaired painted and insulated 14098

Polarburg
06-05-2013, 08:02 AM
The stroke in its new home14099

Polarburg
06-05-2013, 08:10 AM
Homemade air intake setup14100

Polarburg
06-05-2013, 08:18 AM
Homemade air intake setup14100

Polarburg
06-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Other side shot couple small patchs needed around rear quarter panel but not bad . Aftermarket front fender.14101

Polarburg
06-05-2013, 04:17 PM
Some under side pics after sand blasting and painted with rust shield141021410314104

Polarburg
06-05-2013, 04:23 PM
Throwing vin up if anyone can tell me anything about my truck?14105

Polarburg
06-06-2013, 05:33 AM
3" down pipe 14113

Polarburg
06-09-2013, 07:12 PM
Truck in primer 1411614118141171411514114

Traveler
06-10-2013, 08:05 AM
You are moving right along, That looks great.

Polarburg
06-10-2013, 07:36 PM
Another round of block sanding tonight 14119

bob_95_psd
06-10-2013, 08:49 PM
It sure is great seeing all these Cents getting some serious love!!

Polarburg
06-11-2013, 06:43 PM
Laid down another round of primer.gonna let it sit in the sun for a few days before the final wet block sanding.141201412114122

Traveler
06-12-2013, 08:12 AM
Good idea, let all of that filler and primer shrink as much as you can before you paint it. The results always pay off.

Polarburg
06-12-2013, 11:23 AM
Sounds like you know that from experience ! Lol:icon_ford:

Polarburg
06-18-2013, 08:12 AM
Cleaning up some emblems14126

Polarburg
06-18-2013, 08:18 AM
And after14127

Polarburg
06-18-2013, 08:26 AM
Stock for rear bumper14128

Polarburg
06-23-2013, 08:21 PM
Some pics of running boards and visor sanded out1420014201

Polarburg
06-23-2013, 08:24 PM
Roof rain gutters resealed14202

Polarburg
06-23-2013, 08:28 PM
Roof and visor painted:BadgerDance41:1420314204

armyfox26
06-23-2013, 10:07 PM
Looking real nice! Keep up the great work :clap

Polarburg
01-28-2014, 07:31 PM
Was thinking of reposting some pics of build that was lost when the site changed hosts . I've notice some new members on here and was thinking they might enjoy seeing a truck reborn I know I do so I will start to upload the photos again and try to provide some body tech for guys who my want to DIY be patient as I'm slow in the tech department:bigrin:

SFC11B4
01-28-2014, 08:26 PM
Was thinking of reposting some pics of build that was lost when the site changed hosts . I've notice some new members on here and was thinking they might enjoy seeing a truck reborn I know I do so I will start to upload the photos again and try to provide some body tech for guys who my want to DIY be patient as I'm slow in the tech department:bigrin:

Anything tech related is appreciated.

Bronco Biff
01-29-2014, 06:11 AM
Was thinking of reposting some pics of build that was lost when the site changed hosts . I've notice some new members on here and was thinking they might enjoy seeing a truck reborn I know I do so I will start to upload the photos again and try to provide some body tech for guys who my want to DIY be patient as I'm slow in the tech department:bigrin:
Very cool! Take your time. I'd like to enjoy them again!!:popc1::popc1::popc1::popc1::popc1:

Polarburg
01-29-2014, 03:58 PM
When I started this project the the clearcoat was peeling after stripping the truck down the truck went to sandblasting , I had the drive line out and radiator support off . The frame , floors roof section were its seamed all were down to bare metal as well as rear quarter wheel wells . I lost photos of this process from my previous phone sorry. So I can only show pics after the frame and floors were painted as well as the truck repowered with the powerstroke .this pic is after The truck was sanded with a 6 orbital sander with80 grit paper feather edging the to tone color and sanding all the clear off1445214453

Polarburg
01-29-2014, 04:09 PM
14454After sanding came some primer I always use urethane ,less shrinkage and easy to use . Stay away from lacquer. Picks after 2 heavy coats of primer

Polarburg
01-29-2014, 04:29 PM
1445714458I like to put truck in sun for a couple days after priming. Lets things tighten up. . I spray guide coat black spray paint on truck to show low spots after block sanding dry with 220 grit

Polarburg
01-29-2014, 06:34 PM
After all the.block sanding dry is done and I'm satisfied the body is straight and flat as I can do I tape it off and put another couple coats of primer to fill in sand scratches from the 220 grit 14459

Polarburg
01-29-2014, 06:51 PM
14460After the last coat of primer on the entire body and jambs comes the finish sand I use 320 paper wet sanding or 360 is good. Block the body till the primer is flat and shows no high spots in texture . Us ring water in spray bottle or wet rag wiping panel will help show ripples and shallow spots ,if you still see something keep block sanding . If you can't get it out with this use a easy sand filler . Careful of polyester putty as they shrink over time and will show up as rings under paint if you don't let them dry long enough . The sun is your best friend when it comes tto body fillers I use this

Polarburg
01-29-2014, 08:03 PM
Any spots that were touched up with putty after sanding reprime and resand take your time here because at this point you'll have lots of time and hundreds of dollars invested and have Los more to put in and if not rite here your paint will reflect it after all my wet sanding I clean with soapy water real good . Let dry and start your taping 1446114462

Polarburg
01-30-2014, 08:21 PM
After all the taping Is done I will go over entire truck with the blow gun one last time , blowing out all the creases I wipe down surface with a prep solvent on a paper towels to eliminate any oils on surface . Anything with silicon is a no no around body prep .if you have spots were there's primer and old paint surface broke threw primer its usually a good idea to spray a primer sealer coat .i don't always do it , but its recommended wipe down surface with tack cloths several times .assuming your in a garage make sure you have good ventalation fan in window , cover up anything you don't want overspray on . It's gonna make a mess of your shop I usually blow the shop down with air a day before . Disconnect the trucks battery to reduce static electricity and throw a chain around frame or axle and ground to the floor . Hose down the floor and outside the building if you have a door cracked . Now it's show time .

Polarburg
01-31-2014, 12:11 PM
Once again I use urethane paint , I bought a gallon of black base and a gallon of clear . I also bought a gallon of single stage black for all the door jambs and inside panels like tailgate , hood , and top. I've used DuPont , nason , and ppg products all are great and comes down to what's available in your area . I like paint jams and let dry so it doesn't get over whelming trying to paint everything at once whatever paint you buy mix per label and directions .always pour paint threw filter before entering gun . A gravity gun is what I and the world use , always use a filtered air source it remove moisture at gun 1446314464

Polarburg
02-03-2014, 09:24 PM
After the jambs are dry I tape them off . Taping about a 1/4" from the edge of the inside If the body feel ruff from overspray you can wipe with a scotch pad to smooth . Blow everything off including the paper and wipe down with tack cloth14470

Polarburg
02-03-2014, 09:55 PM
1447114472Starting with the black base coat , the first coat is put on medium starting with all edges , wheel wheels etc . The object here is to get coverage . Don't try to spray base for shine , just coverage . After the first coat has flashed ... Meaning it has dried and the solvents have dissipated from paint , it is ready for a second coat . Pending the temp and range of reducer will set the time it is between coats . Reducer should be used within the temp ranges . Prior to the second coat wipe with a tack cloth , it should feel somewhat smooth if it doesn't then it's to dry . This can be from a few things ...wrong temp reducer , to dry of a coat /to light. Spray is to far away if it feels ruff you can hit it with 360/400 paper to knock it down as well if you get a bug on there. Usually three coats is good but of you think it doesn't have good coverage you can fogg it till its good

Polarburg
02-03-2014, 10:15 PM
144731447414475When doing a tu tone do the smaller area first in my case it was the orange sunset after drying use a crisp stripping tape for edge then mask off good . Base is usually supposed to be cleared within 24 hrs so plan accordingly when satisfied with coverage and finish you can start clearing . Again with the tack cloths First coat of clear should be a medium coat All the color will pop out with this and it should look like something now . After it flashes 5- 10 minutes start the second coat same procedure as paint. Starting with edges and top working down . 2-3 coats pending how you lay it on is good .

Polarburg
02-04-2014, 02:35 PM
Some pictures out in the sun14476

Polarburg
02-04-2014, 02:38 PM
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Polarburg
02-04-2014, 02:53 PM
After letting it sit for a few days , I started to sand and buff the finish . This will take any dust out and orange peel and make it like glass . I used a setup for my sander that requires a special pad and paper . Starting with 1500 grit paper sanding it dry then moving on to 3000 grit with water . It realy 14478takes a lot of work out of sanding by hand .

Polarburg
02-04-2014, 02:54 PM
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Polarburg
10-14-2015, 08:40 PM
Well it's been couple years and 20k plus miles I've put on the truck and it's time to get some new tires mainly to get a better ride since the BFG s are old and shimmy and shake at high speeds , even after balancing with equal it's as good as it can be . Anyway since 16.5 are hard to find and not much choices on tires , I decided to bite the bullet and throw down for some new wheels and tires . First things first , after fighting the original ball joints and axle shafts u joints (one of the worst spindle hubs I've had to get off) finally got my wheels and tires tonite I know some old school guys might say they don't like them and others will say they do .

Polarburg
10-14-2015, 08:45 PM
So the wheels are fuel hostage 20x10 -24 offset and tires are mastercraft courser mxt 35-12.50-20 I had to confirm fit tonite and will have pics tomorrow

Harleydude
10-15-2015, 10:55 AM
NICE! Ive been thinking about spending some money on mine here recently and doing the shackle reversal kit and going with more of an all terrain tire instead of the more aggressive (loud) tire.

Polarburg
10-17-2015, 07:01 AM
Well finally got the truck off the lift after waiting for the right lug nuts . After about 5 miles the tires feel great .out on the highway there smooth and not loud at all .

Polarburg
10-17-2015, 05:09 PM
Couple better shots today after some much needed polishing and wax.

Bronco Biff
10-19-2015, 06:23 AM
Old school guy here, TWO THUMBS UP!! Those wheels look awesome with the truck!

Polarburg
10-19-2015, 08:17 AM
Thanks biff . I've got more compliments on the truck this weekend then I think I've got since ive owned it !