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Old 11-27-2002, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Straight axle swap???

yea i know do the search I have. I want to know if anyone has swapped a straight axle on a pre 97 f150. If you did do you have any specs or pics that i can take a look at. I am going to swap a RC Dana 60 and a sterling 10.25 in it and would like to know what people have done both good and bad. thanks.
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Old 11-27-2002, 02:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not yet, But i am helping a friend find an Axle for it
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Re: Straight axle swap???

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yea i know do the search I have. I want to know if anyone has swapped a straight axle on a pre 97 f150. If you did do you have any specs or pics that i can take a look at. I am going to swap a RC Dana 60 and a sterling 10.25 in it and would like to know what people have done both good and bad. thanks.
Are you shooting for coils or leafs?
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Old 12-04-2002, 11:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am trying on going with coils
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The swap is very easy. You have a few extra steps using a D60. If you want to go D60. Cut a set of c-bushing mounts off of an EB front axle, or 77- f-150 front axle. Grind/machaine them out till they fit over the larger axle tube. Weld them on, bolt on the radius arms, bolt coils to the arms, set into place. You do not need to replace the coil bucket on the frame, they are the same shape coil on top. bolt on new radius arm brackets.

A few notes for ya. You should run about 6" of lift to help clear the crossmember. Use 79- coils. All in all it is the easiest SAS there is to do.
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Old 12-04-2002, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A 4WD 97 F150 won't have coil buckets, or coils for that matter.

You're thinking of a 80-96 F150.... right?
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a straight axle on a pre 97 f150. .
Uhh ...., HELLO MCFLY....what about pre is confusing?
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Old 12-04-2002, 06:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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so what you are saying is use the 77.5-79 set upon my truck?? Will the radius a arms work on my truck.
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What about for a 1990 Bronco? I have just about enough saved up to do the SAS in the Bronco, and was wondering how much liftand what kind (coils/leaf springs) I would need to run 42" TSL's? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.
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so what you are saying is use the 77.5-79 set upon my truck?? Will the radius a arms work on my truck.
I used the stock 78/79 arms until I made some custom ones when I first did the swap on mine. I used the TTB radius arm brackets because they had the best clearance (didn't hang down much). You'll just have to torch the rivets off and move them back a bit.
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Old 12-05-2002, 12:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Uhh ...., HELLO MCFLY....what about pre is confusing?
I fell for the same thing, Why does the guy not list a year of his truck, just seems dumb,
I drive a pre 96 bronco
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What about for a 1990 Bronco? I have just about enough saved up to do the SAS in the Bronco, and was wondering how much liftand what kind (coils/leaf springs) I would need to run 42" TSL's? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.
If you don't mind cutting or getting/making a new front bumper. You can fit 42's with 6" coils and cut outs. They will be tight, but will fit. To make sure they fit I would either get the coil piviots(or just a spacer), or the 9" coils. For the back you have a bunch of choices. 6" springs. 4" springs with block, or shackle flip. F-250/350 springs with block, and or shackle flip.
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Old 12-05-2002, 05:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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PRE 97

The reason why I said PRE 97 was I know alot of guys that have these rigs that want to do this to get rid of the TTB and by saying PRE 97 it covers 80 to 96 right. So it made more since to me thats all. Just to make you happy it is a 95.
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Old 12-05-2002, 07:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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FYI --- You guys who are not as fabricating friendly as others. Fabritech makes a complete kit. For something like 4k you get everything including a rebuild D44 with locker.
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Old 12-06-2002, 12:18 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I am gonna fab it myself

I do not want to give them 4k of my hard earned $$ I have better things than to give it to them. I figure the 77.5-79 set up can not be that hard to adapt and i can fab up what ever else needs to be done. Plus why would I put a dana 44 when i have a 60 ready to go. Plus think of this a straight axle f150 with 8 lugs and a lift kit that was not 4k but like less than 1k. i couls use the extra cash for tires gears lockers women who knows what else. Thanks for all the input. If anyone has pics I would love to see them before i start tearing into the project.

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yeah i know this is OLD, but i'm bored... 53cj3aflattie, did you ever resolve this??? i have done SASs on TTB and IFS fords with help from friends. you're smart to avoid that fabritech crap- i don't think any 3 SAS projects would total 4K. if you need anymore info ask me... one of our projects was a 95 F-150...
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What can be swapped into BroncoII other than EB axles. I wouldcertainly like to stay modern with disc brakes, posi or lockers.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by emsoffroad
Cut a set of c-bushing mounts off of an EB front axle, or 77- f-150 front axle.
Or you could buy the mounts from Duff

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What can be swapped into BroncoII other than EB axles. I wouldcertainly like to stay modern with disc brakes, posi or lockers.


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it is coming along nicely. it has just taken alot of time with work and all. Here is one pic. i have more and will get a link to the web page as soon as it is all done
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Which radius arms are those? did you change the upper spring buckets?

Looking sweet
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I am using the fabritech extended radius arms for a 79 F150. I am using the coil buckets off of a 78 bronco. I am going to pull off the ratchet straps tonight when I put in the new tranny and then bolt up the new shock mounts. It looks so much cleaner with out all the TTb crap.
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