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axle conversion 1 ton leaf spring conversion coil to leaf

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#1 77mudtruck


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:43 PM

I have a 1977 ford f-150 that has been lifted I am guessing around 10 inches, it currently has 44 inch tires.  Unfortunately it has a dana 44 coil sprung front axle, and a ford 9 inch rear.  More unfortunately it has four wheel drum brakes, which doesn't make much sense, from what I have found that year had disc front brakes.  My buddy has found me a set of 1 ton axles from a 79 ford f350 single wheel.  The thing is the front axle is a leaf sprung axle.  I am looking for any suggestions on springs and mounting options, anything would be helpful, I suppose I could convert the 1 ton axle to coil sprung but honestly that sounds a lot more technical and really easy to mess up.  I don't have any reason to prefer coils over leafs for this truck,  actually for this truck the lower maintenance of the leaf springs would be a plus.  If you have anything helpful please let me know.

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