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Old February 23rd, 2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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F-150 Sas ?

Im looking at picking up an early 90's 2wd F-150, and am wondering if there was a preferred method of setting up a leaf sprung front to handle 3/4- 1 ton running equipment [8 lug 44 or a 60]. as if i can use the leaf mounts and leaves off of the same era F-250? And be close enough to bolt on to use, with possile modification, or is making up custom mounts the only way to go? Also, any other input or suggestions on how to attack this will be appreciated.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 06:15 AM   #2
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not going to be bolt in for leafs, but brackets are easy enough to make.

A 78-79 Bronco/F-150 D44 would be almost a bolt in deal, and you could put the 8 lug outers on it if you wnated.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 04:27 PM   #3
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i did research on doing one to my 96 with coils and the best way i found is to try and get your hands on a 78 79 bronco or f150 and you should be able to use most of the brackets and part's http://www.geocities.com/lars915/straightaxle.htm
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 07:16 PM   #4
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i am prob gonna use leaves just b/c of the fact its gonna be a bdmt. and wasnt planning on going w/ any 1/2 ton parts just b/c of reliability problems using big tires
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 08:21 PM   #5
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I would run the leaves. Brackets are easy to make and will not have the failure at the frame mount for the radius arms. Setting up the suspension may result in being higher than you may want, but the leaves will be more dependable. Plus, you will be able to beat it harder without worrying about that mount failing.
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