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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-05-2003, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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7.3L swap

general questions on the 7.3L more than enough torque for the rocks? will it run going up, down, and offcamber?
i am thinking about this swap sincei have a complete donor truck and it would cost me almost nothing.
can i mount a 92+ front clip to a 88 radiater support?
i figure ill have to get some custom springs wound up front for the extra weight.
maybe convert it to a truck cab right away, and then i woulndt even have ANY wiring to do!
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Everything you just said sounds awsome to me Zach! I forget, did you use coils or leafs for your D60? If they are leafs just use the ones of the donor truck and do a Shackle reversal like Shilo did. The stockers flex more than lift leafs anyway. I was thinking when I do it I may stack a couple layers of 1" steel between the hangers and the frame. I'm thinking if I do that both f&r of the leaf I can use the same type of hangers that shilo did. I'm sure you will do all your own custom stuff as is your style but it's just an idea. I don't think the motor is too big. Too many others have done it already and I haven't heard anyone complane up to now. Good Luck! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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who has done it? i havent heard of anyone swapping that motor into a bronco.
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I think it sounds pretty badass, but i wonder about the coilsprings. Youd need a pretty heavy duty spring to hold up that engine! I want to say it would hurt the trucks flex, but since the engine is heavier i guess it would kinda balance out. I say go for it, but your front axle might not like it too much
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Re: 7.3L swap

i dont think you would need custom coils, F350 2WD coil springs should bolt right up, they just have a bigger wire diameter &amp; non-compressed length but same O.D &amp; pigtail ends.

but if you pull this off, you WILL have the ultimate bronco! [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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2wd f350 coils big enough for my 8" lift? i dont think thats going to work. i want it to acually flex
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i got a bad habit of forgetting to check profiles, nevvurrmind [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Re: 7.3L swap

Gremlin put an injected 460 in his and has loved the results.
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is this the wrecked truck that was on eBay? if so, just use the D60 front with lifted leafs off a f350 and you should be set [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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norm, time for you to crunch some numbers. i am NOT talking about a 460....muddy, not that truck.
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