I have been thinking about converting my IFS front end for a striaght axle, so i wanted to find out any do's and don't information from anyone who can help me from making those same mistakes. Here are a couple of questions, what year would be best for a donor (78/79), Probably go aftermarket radius arms for the flex any suggestions? and how about the coil springs?
I am in the process of wanting to do this myself and here is what I have come up with so far... offroad unlimited and hass a reverse shackle kit which they say will work on a bronco putting leaf springs in the front http://www.offroadunlimited.com/ then there is jeffs bronco grave yard that makes a kit http://broncograveyard.com/fabritech.html
I am although going with 8 lug rims and 39.5 boggers and 11" or so lift so the bolt in would not work for me (need a reverse cut dana 60 for the front). Although I have heard the 78-79 etc is a bolt in pretty much.
I've always wondered if the ORU shackle reversal for the super duty trucks would work on a bronco. So they say it will, eh? I've looked under the 250s and 350s and to me it looked like the ribbed section on the frame would be in the way. But then again, I think us lucky 92-96 bronco owners are the only ones who got that interesting "feature".
It's a Jeep thing? My Bronco thing will run over your little Jeep thing.