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Old May 22nd, 2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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Any Help Anyone Could Give Me With This I Would Greatly Appreciate. I Have A Dana 60 And A Sterling 10 1/4 From A 1992 F-350 And Want To Swap Them Into A 1977 F-150. If Anyone Has Done This Swap Or Would Know Anything About It, I Need Any Information You Might Have. Thanks
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I took that same setup from a 88 f-350 to a 76 chassis. If you want to keep leaf springs, I moved the spring mounts on the frame outboard about 2 inches each to match up to the spring perches on the axle. I also cut a one inch wide slit in the frame at the rear mount of the front leaf spring (pivot), and removed the mount there and mounted it on the outboard side of the frame. The notch is to allow the one shackle link to go thorugh the frame. THe problem I ran into was the driverside spring perch on the axle is incorporated into the differential housing, making it very difficult to move inboard.

The rear axle was a bolt in for my truck, just had to change shock mounts.

I am not a great fabricator though, and I am sure there is a better way to do this, but I have had no issues with how I did it.

edit: woops, didn't read it right. F-150 had coil spring, mine is a 250 leaf.
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since u have a '77 your c-bushing wedges should be welded on; your going to want to cut the welds holding them on to get them off, and then grind, grind, and grind somemore to make them fit the 60 tube. now unfortunaly you have a newer 60 so the drivers side leaf spring perch is right in the way so you are either going to have a lot more grinding (or possible) to do. if you could find a '78-'79 60 you would be miles ahead.
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