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ManDown
02-20-2008, 05:56 PM
has anyone swapped a leaf spring front end into a 90's ford... i have a 95 f150 and im just wondering how much fab work would be involed in putting in 77 leaf springs for my solid axel swap.. if anyones done it or a similar conversion and has any ideas on what brackets need to be made..or if it will work any ideas would be appreciated [cheers]

thanks, Steve [cheers]

nonhighwayservice
02-20-2008, 08:27 PM
too much work, get a f250

Nutbar
02-20-2008, 08:32 PM
don't use leafs it already has coil buckets, do a SAS with radius arms and a panhard bar and keep the coils

brothergrimms
02-20-2008, 09:12 PM
[iagree] easy you have a good platform why change it

ManDown
02-20-2008, 09:20 PM
ok that makes sence. im also looking at lifting it up quite a ways do i just put in longer coils and shocks then build the panhard bar and radius arms to match??

521 Ford
02-22-2008, 09:01 AM
I would figure out how much lift you're gonna wind up with and build your panhard bar to match the angle and travel to minimize bunpsteer. Also depending on your budget,interests and if its a 60 or dana 44, you could collect brackets and radius arms (even the panhard bar) from a late 70's half ton if you were to use a d44. If you're putting a 60 in you could still use all the old stuff (budget friendly) but you really have to cut down the little wedges that weld onto the axle tube because a 60 tube is bigger. If you want to spend a little more, I think national 4wd in langley distributes Cage products in which case you just weld in your radius arms, after setting up your height. (cage offers d44 bolt in arms or weld in 60 arms).
Personally I like the setup you have already, I think my next project will be ifs.

78bronco
02-24-2008, 02:22 AM
plus I think that your frame has those crash thingys in behind the bumper so you couldent mount the leafs anyways

jonny6door
02-24-2008, 10:22 AM
plus I think that your frame has those crash thingys in behind the bumper so you couldent mount the leafs anyways


true dat. crumple zone.
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southerncomfort
02-24-2008, 07:18 PM
would like to do a SAS to my F150, just gotta find a fabber who can do that kinda work.

caveman
02-24-2008, 07:49 PM
shouldn't be hard to find someone in kelowna !!!

fordpower
03-02-2008, 05:47 PM
Easy to do a coil SAS. Done two in my friends Broncos. Both D44 swaps and lift springs. Only thing to do is fab up track bar mount and bolt the radias arm brackets up. Use the original coil buckets ect. :D

fullsizebronco
03-25-2008, 10:17 AM
plus I think that your frame has those crash thingys in behind the bumper so you couldent mount the leafs anyways


ya it does have the "crumple zone" on that year but im not saying its the right way or anything but it has been done on www.fullsizebronco.com they have about every sas you can think of
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