'89 Ford F-350 Centurion Conversion - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel Forum for discussion of the Ford F100, F150, F250, F350, Superduty and Diesel trucks.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2002, 02:29   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Idaho
Age: 48
Posts: 7
'89 Ford F-350 Centurion Conversion

This is my '89 F-350 Centurion Conversion. It only had 79,000 miles on it back in '96 when I bought it, just turned 300,000 miles a couple of months ago. I have driven it from coast to coast too many times to count and have only had one major problem, I blew the oil rings out of 3 cylinders and had to put a new longblock in. Should be good for another 296,000 miles. :)

New 460 longblock assembly, K&N Filtercharger, Doug Thorly Headers, Dual Optimas, 200 amp alt,Pioneer CD head unit/12 disc changer, 3 amp=2400 watts, 4 10" sub's, Infinity component speakers. New GT 500 hood and repaint coming soon!
http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/centurionconversions

fourdoorbronko is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-17-2002, 06:59   #2 (permalink)
F-150 Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Florida
Age: 67
Posts: 141
Worked at dealership back when they were new. The store sold two. They were a real nightmare.

The major problems was with the rear section that they fabricated and installed. The rear doors to the Bronco top were terrible. The top wasn't just screwed on with a rubbler gasket like a Bronco. They had it glued on with windsheild butal tape.

Nothing fit and leaked terrible. I remember we had to send one back to factory to repair. They had it for quite a while too.

Some of the non factory wiring was rough too.

Sorry, didn't mean to rain on your parade. They do look good, but, quality was definatly an issue.
__________________
Dave
2005 F150 SuperCrew "King Ranch"
2004 Thunderbird
1997 Ranger
1986 LTD II
1968 Cougar
1964 Corvair Monza
Gearhead99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2002, 16:15   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Idaho
Age: 48
Posts: 7
Thanks for the post. The rear clip is a source of problems on all 3 versions 1/2,3/4, and the one ton. I haven't seen any with a serious rear door problem but the roof seam on the 1 and 3/4 ton models will stress crack and you have to keep an eye on it. The 1/2 ton models don't seem to have as big a problem @ the "clip line."
What years were you at the dealership? Could be the earlier models didn't have all the bugs worked out?
Oh well, I'd rather fix a Ford than buy a Chevy.
Thanks again for the post, always looking for anybody who has any info on the Centurions.
__________________
Thanks
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/centurionconversions/
fourdoorbronko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2002, 18:48   #4 (permalink)
F-150 Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Florida
Age: 67
Posts: 141
I was in the dealership end for more years then I like to remember.

Like 1970 to 1995. I remember those Centurion conversions. The one we had the big problems with was a F350 4x4.

Believe me when I tell you nothing fit. Had to be around 1990 or so.
__________________
Dave
2005 F150 SuperCrew "King Ranch"
2004 Thunderbird
1997 Ranger
1986 LTD II
1968 Cougar
1964 Corvair Monza
Gearhead99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford family celebrates 100 years of cars Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-10-2003 06:46
FORD TOUGH: The pressure's on for Bill Ford Jr. to finish first Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-10-2003 05:52
'Henry had the dream' Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-28-2003 06:58
A CENTURY OF VISION: Fords built city, changed the world Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-12-2003 08:17
Ford Product-Led Transformation: 2003 RPO83 Trans | Driveline 0 07-22-2002 07:48

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:21.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.