Join Date: May 2002
Location: College Station , TX
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Re: Looking for ford information web site
I'm building a Scrambler. I want a np435, np208, and full width axles. The front can be a 44 or a 60. The rear can be anything full floating. I will be using hummer bead locks with at least 36" tires. I will need custom high steer arms or wheel spacers to make them fit. The rear axle will be welded, the front will have a quick-lock. The engine will be the amc 258.
I can get a 76 F-250 for little to no money. It has a 4 speed and a divorced transfer case, I can't have a divorced case. The front axle is a dana 44, 8 lugs, open knuckles, disk brakes, 4.10 gears. The rear is big and floats. I could use these axles but would need a tranny and t-case.
Today I found a 78 F-350 with single rear wheels. It costs $600 and runs. I haven't seen the truck yet but it supposedly has dana 60s front and rear and a 460. Would the 78 d60 front be high pinion? Kingpin? Should this truck have a d60 rear or would it be something bigger? I would think that being a 1 ton, it would have a np205. Will a np208 bolt up in its place? I know its weaker but it has a lower gear and I don't think I will break it. What are the chances of this truck not having a divorced t-case?