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Kevins750
Anyone know if a 1986 steering column with cruise control is a "plug and play" in a 1980 both trucks are F250's.
1980 F350 4x4 400/C6
1985 F250 4x4 6.9/T19
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Gary Lewis
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Maybe, depending on what you are asking.  If I remember correctly, speed control was introduced in 1981, so your '80 probably doesn't have it.  But I believe the rest of the wiring is the same.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Kevins750
Maybe I am confused ....is this the cruise control components?


If it is, then what I was asking is. will my CC harness plug right into my 1980 control harness. Sorry I bought a complete column from an 86 sight unseen. Just wondering if it would be minimal mods to make it work.
1980 F350 4x4 400/C6
1985 F250 4x4 6.9/T19
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Gary Lewis
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Those are speed control components.  Are they on the '80?  I'm confused with the situation, so maybe you can try one more time to help me understand?
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Kevins750
I probably won't be able to explain any better Gary, but I can try. The truck's steering wheel and column was destroyed, blinker, key switch, and wheel are all tore up. I bought a bunch of parts off an 1986 f250, I haven't looked at the harness on either assembly yet. I was asking if the harness would need any modifications on my part or will the column harness plug directly into the existing truck harness.

Sorry if it is still confusing, I guess I will find out for myself when I tear into that truck in the future.
1980 F350 4x4 400/C6
1985 F250 4x4 6.9/T19
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Gary Lewis
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If the speed control components are already on the '80, then the harness is already there and the column should plug right in.

1980 trucks are a special breed since the early ones are wired a bit differently than the later ones and the rest of the Bullnose era.  But if yours has speed control it probably is of the later variety and you should be good.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Kevins750
Thanks Gary, I think it's an 80 perhaps it is an 81? I really should check on all this before I ask you guys questions.
I skimmed over the parts this morning that I bought months ago and noticed some other differences with my door locks. The 80 doors don't have locking knobs on the top of the sill and the 86 does, but I don't think that will be a problem
1980 F350 4x4 400/C6
1985 F250 4x4 6.9/T19
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Gary Lewis
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It is an '80 or '81 as they had slide door locks.  See this: http://www.garysgaragemahal.com/door-locks.html
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Kevins750
Yes, it has the slide locks on the truck. I guess I better peruse this site better before asking anymore questions.
1980 F350 4x4 400/C6
1985 F250 4x4 6.9/T19
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Gary Lewis
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There are well over 400 pages, and many of those have several tabs.  That could take a while.  So ask questions as it is faster.  

But give us all the info you can when you ask.  And, more in your sig wll probably help at some point.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Kevins750
I will fill in my sig line when I know what I have. I haven't done any real research on either truck yet. The 80 I bought off CL last year and drove it out to a friends shop and parked it, then bought doors, fenders, seat, column, and grill from another CL transaction several months ago. Thanks for the site and your help.
1980 F350 4x4 400/C6
1985 F250 4x4 6.9/T19
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Gary Lewis
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That's what I meant about "at some point".  You don't know what you have yet, but you will.  

Anyway, glad the site/forum helps.  That's the intent, and it is a labor of love.  
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Bruno2
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Post a pic of your door sticker Kevin.
Whitey: 1996 F 250 XL CCLB 4X4 7.3 DI ZF5 (The Work Horse) Lots of power mods
Whitey Jr: AKA Jr 1982 F 150 CCLB 4X4 351W C6 (Jr Work Horse) respectable power, but not over the top
The Bronco: 1987 Bronco XLT 351W C6 (needs work) Lots of off road mods and plenty of power mods
The Dodge: 2006 Ram 2500 CCSB 4X4 5.9 HO Cummins (The reliable ride that cant keep an AC in itself) (5th AC go around almost complete)
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Kevins750
1980 F350 4x4 400/C6
1985 F250 4x4 6.9/T19
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Gary Lewis
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1/80.  Hmmm, I can't tell when the wiring change was made.  I was thinking it was a mid-year change, but I can't prove that.

Anyway, tell us how the swap is going?
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Kevins750
Gary Lewis wrote
1/80.  Hmmm, I can't tell when the wiring change was made.  I was thinking it was a mid-year change, but I can't prove that.

Anyway, tell us how the swap is going?
Sadly, I haven't had any time to get out to the truck, since that day.

But I took a bunch of pictures the other day and just noticed this.....uuggghh!

1980 F350 4x4 400/C6
1985 F250 4x4 6.9/T19
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Gary Lewis
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Yuk!  You have some work ahead of you.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Kevins750
Gary Lewis wrote
Yuk!  You have some work ahead of you.
I did drive it home, and I think the blinkers and brake lights worked. I guess that's a start.
1980 F350 4x4 400/C6
1985 F250 4x4 6.9/T19