View Full Version : 1989 c350

02-23-2013, 08:43 PM
First picture of the new to me centurion 89 C350


02-24-2013, 10:40 PM
Wood stuff removed all but the door panel pieces will remove that later.


02-24-2013, 10:52 PM
Got the side handles removed and the visor... (visor holds water on the drip rail so all rusted....) just duct taped the screw holes for now but will weld up when i have more time after the roof is cleaned to do all at once.


Got all the headliner, back carpet and side pieces all out (wet all over, rust all over) the roof is bad started removing the bondo... (had to tarp till done)


02-25-2013, 08:57 AM
Very cool you got the truck and got started on it.
That interior really doesn't look bad at all. I wish a couple of ours were that solid.

02-25-2013, 05:48 PM
The back looks wierd to me like they redid the whole floor and wheel wells different from the bronco.... the wheel wells looks pieced together like on the left for the indent for the spare. then patch square pieces on the floor with sealant around them, havent looked at the bottom yet to see what they are for?

The roof looks pretty bad, holes in some places, drip rail bad and looks to have gone all the way down the pillar so have to open that all up... probably try to find a piece of roof and piece in the whole thing where the rust starts.


Also got some NOS door handles (I hate the plastic)

02-26-2013, 10:22 AM
Centurion wasn't the best at installing quality products thats for sure.

02-26-2013, 06:03 PM
can't seem to find a repair roof section... then thinking I might have to cut the bronco piece out also to see what is down in that seam on the end.....

03-07-2013, 05:57 PM
My roof donor truck $550.00 89 F350 crewcab. stripping off all the parts off this thing including 460CID, C6 trans, hood, doors, fenders, interior now I have (3) 460 motors *the truck only has 94k on it so putting that in the bronco looks like engine seals leaking on that bad now puddle in the driveway.


03-08-2013, 08:24 AM
You guys are so lucky to have all those cheap rust free vehicles sitting around.

03-09-2013, 07:55 PM
What the heck is that rear heater? Looks like a toaster oven lol. Lucky isn't the word regarding rust free trucks

03-30-2013, 08:00 PM
The more I take off the more rust....glad i only paid 3k will be alot of work. When they did the reshaping of the inside fenderwells they cut the outside on and left it open to all the water and mud went in the pockets... all needs to be changed out...



04-02-2013, 01:42 PM
Hmmmmm, dually parts truck...... anyone thinking what I'm thinking?

04-02-2013, 04:05 PM
my other truck is a dually so one is plenty :bigrin:

04-03-2013, 08:44 AM
Hmmmmm, dually parts truck...... anyone thinking what I'm thinking?

Yes! Too bad he is on the wrong coast for me....

04-06-2013, 10:28 PM
Got some more panels tore off and more rust can't believe how crappy job they did. After cutting the piece off in front of the driver rear well there was about an inch of black sticky calk like stuff filling the gap... glad actually im tearing all the panels off to see whats going on. You can see in the pic also I started cutting the front roof section to remove that and replace. Looks to be the rear pillar, middle pillar, lower rear rocker and complete roof swap. Then redo both side wheel wells... Then there was the house insullation all stuffed in the sides. :wtf:


05-16-2013, 10:36 AM
decided to scrap the original crew cab (cab) also so moving everything over to my donor cab. Now NO removing and replacing the roof and it seems the original cab might be tweeked somehow. When I tried to put the donor cab doors on they will not line up so I know they work on the donor since they were from that and seemed only on the drivers side, passenger was fine. After the cab is swapped will be looking for a bronco rear to swap out also.

old cab

new donor cab

dash pulled out will fill holes and repaint