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Old 02-02-2011, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OBS coil sprung D60 swap

I am planning on putting a D60 under my 2wd. 1994 F350 crew cab dually. It's currently stock with the TIB. I want to keep the factory coil buckets.

The question is, will the coils (assuming stock diameter coils) clear the kingpins when set up in the factory coil buckets?

I know some one must have done this before. Has anyone seen it or know who has done it?

The current plan is to use 05 and later radius arms, track bar and geometry.

I already have the kingpin axle and i suppose i could use a ball joint axle if necessary but who doesn't want kingpins......

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Old 02-02-2011, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go to powerstroke.org into the OBS section, a guy did this swap recently.

edit: found it.
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/94-...-pictures.html

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Old 02-02-2011, 08:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply but he did some thing different. He used a super duty axle which almost puts the coil perches on the the inner Cs. I am specifcally looking for information doing what he did except with a kingpin axle.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i was going to but decided against it. how do you plan on locating it? radius arms, 3 link, 4 link? in my case i just had to get it done quickly and didn't have time to monkey around with it. my guess would be to build spring pads off the inner c's to the axle tube, like gussets with a flat area on them.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have superduty radius arms and a track bar, i just need to fab up the axle side mounts for them. I still need to brackets that go on the frame to recieve the arms.


My plan is to mock this up under my parts truck and make it a one day bolt in deal for my daily driver.
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I bet clearing the king pins will be an issue. For our Dodge Cummins I have been building an axle for it to solve some of this issue. I am using a Ford HP center section, 85-97 long side shaft for the pass side, and 78-79 short side for the drivers side. This obviously widens the axle though, but gives me the clearance I need for the king pins to the coil/bucket. It would probably make your tires stick out but we will probably end up running H1's.
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Look at coil sprung dana 60 f150 swaps. Will be the same for you. There are a handful on FullSizeBronco. But most people use the 78/79 d44 radius arms, or james duff radius arms.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Look at coil sprung dana 60 f150 swaps. Will be the same for you. There are a handful on FullSizeBronco. But most people use the 78/79 d44 radius arms, or james duff radius arms.
even though thats not the set he wants to use thats the way i would do it. use 78-79 arms and its no big deal.

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I agree, I've done 2 now and I like the 70's arms alot better.
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Thanks for the input guys. I did consider the 78/9 radius arms. I even picked up a parts truck for the axles and arms and got as far as mocking the arm on to the axle but I like the shear size of the superduty arms. Its also nice that they are not rusty.

I will try to update this thread with info when I get the axle under the truck to take a look with a tape measure.

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Look at coil sprung dana 60 f150 swaps. Will be the same for you. There are a handful on FullSizeBronco. But most people use the 78/79 d44 radius arms, or james duff radius arms.
How similar is the frame rail width between the half ton frames and the 3/4 and 1 ton frames?
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How similar is the frame rail width between the half ton frames and the 3/4 and 1 ton frames?
They're the same.
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