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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2003, 06:53 PM
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Ok this is prob a stupid question

I have a 1981 F-150 sittin in the yard. I was wonderin if I could take the Rear axle out of it and put it under my Bronco for a Solid Front Axle? Like i said probably a stupid Question! [img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img]
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Re: Ok this is prob a stupid question

sure, but you'll have to convert the brake system to left/right and make it skid-steer [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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So id be better off buyin a SFA off an F-250 or F-350? Which one would cost more? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: Ok this is prob a stupid question

you could use that, it all depends on what u wana use ur truck for, me, i prefer the turning ability my stock front axle has, that those f150 rear axles didnt come with
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Re: Ok this is prob a stupid question

the most common solid axle swap for our Broncos is the coil sprung Dana 44 out of 78-79 Broncos and 73-79 fullsize half-ton pickups. they are cheap and easy to swap since the coils line up with our coil towers, but you do have to work out the radius arm mounts and add a trac-bar and frame bracket for it. There is no solid axle that will just "bolt in", though Fabritech does offer a kit that makes adding the D44 a bolt-on experience, but prepare to pony up 2 grand plus the axle and tidbits to go that route.

By the way, you might want to go crawl around under your trucks and figure out why that rear axle wont work up front before you undertake a project like a SAS [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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sorry, but if you asked this question you are no where near ready to do a solid axle swap at this time.
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