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My freind just bought axles from a 79 brono to put in is 73. Has anyone done this or seen this done?? what did/could you do about the coil buckets being wider at the axle then the frame(and no coilovers or leafs are not what we want) Any help would be really apricated thanks
 

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If they are not the cast on ears then you need to grind the c-bushing ears off and reweld them closer together on the axle.
 

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I'm not sure but I don't think there is much room to move it over, but I will definatly look at it. The springs ride right on top of the radius arm right? I havent really looked close at the setup, just at the axle and the bronco from a distance.
 

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i know the c biushing wedges were cast in mine dont see why they wouldnt be in yours dont grind them off or your axle will fall apart. i would say space your coil buckets out on the farme and in on the radius arm by drilleing new holes in the bottom coil bucket. it also wont hurt to run it at a slight angle.
 

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the C's have a Few spot welds holding them on there, cut em off and move em
 

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Originally posted by welndmn:
<STRONG>the C's have a Few spot welds holding them on there, cut em off and move em</STRONG>
thats what I thought, but is there a good way to tell the differance between the ones that are cast in and the ones that are welded on??? or is it known that the 78-79 axles have them welded on? thanks
 

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What yjtj said. The coil bucket holes are already offset stock so you can just flip them 180 degrees so instead of sitting outboard of the radius arm they are inboard. If you do it this way the indexing to the spring won't be correct so you could drill new holes instead. Problem with that is that your lower retainer clamp won't be as strong. Take your pick. Either way you get back about half the spacing added.
 

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just some info, i dont think he understands, you cant move the c bushing mounts, they are casted into the tube. if you want to move the mounts, your gonna need a new front axle. or maybe you can make it work. my front is out of a 76 f-100 the c bushing mounts were welded on. moved them im and its cool. he will have to run the jba shortie headers or leave on the stock manifolds. or he can just buy my front and rear, bolt them in and wheel today. 14 bolt in the back 10.5 inch ring gear, 5:13 gears locked, with disk brakes, and dana 44 up front 8 lug both disk brakes 5:13 detroit all ready to bolt in, chevy disks. 2 grand takes the lot. if he wants steering and track bar ill take 2200. i will deliver
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pat i might even throw in some 10x15 8 lug wheels with the 2.5 inch backspacing
pat. or he can just get the front off me
email if interested
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Originally posted by broncoboy:
<STRONG>just some info, i dont think he understands, you cant move the c bushing mounts, they are casted into the tube. if you want to move the mounts, your gonna need a new front axle. or maybe you can make it work. my front is out of a 76 f-100 the c bushing mounts were welded on. moved them im and its cool. he will have to run the jba shortie headers or leave on the stock manifolds. or he can just buy my front and rear, bolt them in and wheel today. 14 bolt in the back 10.5 inch ring gear, 5:13 gears locked, with disk brakes, and dana 44 up front 8 lug both disk brakes 5:13 detroit all ready to bolt in, chevy disks. 2 grand takes the lot. if he wants steering and track bar ill take 2200. i will deliver
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pat i might even throw in some 10x15 8 lug wheels with the 2.5 inch backspacing
pat. or he can just get the front off me
email if interested
[email protected]</STRONG>
so your saying you know for sure that the 78-79 axles have the cast tabs???? thats all I really need to know now! thanks for the info guys
 

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78-79 C's are cast not welded. You have to go back to the mid 70's to fing welded ones
 

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Originally posted by BroncoRanger:
<STRONG>I am in Lincoln!! We should meet and go out wheeling. My e-mail is [email protected]</STRONG>
cool i will definatly go wheeling once my truck is running. I will shoot you an E-mail sometime <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 
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