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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2004, 11:59 PM
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SFA kit

Hey I'm new to this board, but have read a few of the post about the straight axle swap, which I am interested in doing. my question is does anyone have a kit they haven't put on yet, that they would be willing to make a pattern of all the brackets and the measurments of them? If anyone does let me know, I would be willing to make more than one to help other people out. and to avoid spending 750$$'s.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2004, 12:04 AM
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Re: SFA kit

Uh well I have a full fab shop and still found it easier to just buy the brackets...

But if you must, all you need to do is buy the leaf springs and you can easily get all your measurements from that. 32" spring pad width and locate the center pins where you want your axle and poof, your done.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2004, 06:19 PM
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Re: SFA kit

Should have posted last month, the kits were on sale for $650. If you wnat to call that a sale. Anyways, I got a kit and gonna have a set made to see how they turn out, and how much it will cost. From what my buddy was saying, should be about $200 for the front and rear brackets. Not gonna include the bumpstops, don't really need them with a tall lift, and their easy to make anyways. But like Willy was saying, it's not really that hard to make them, just do some measuring and test fitting. Make sure you figure out ahead of time what axle you are gonna use. GM axles are 32" pad to pad, while Ford used 36" on the 80 and later axles. 78-79 Ford axles where the same as GM with 32", but are harder to find. Dodge axles will work, too. There are close to GM pad width. If you were in my nexk of the woods, I know where there is two 78-79 style D44s for sale with the 32" pad width, get them cheap, too.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2004, 10:31 PM
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i was thinking of doing this the cheap way also. right now i have a complete front frame from a blazer with a 8.5 corprate and 4 inch springs. i also know where there is a 205 TC for a 350TH laying aroud. i was thinking of cutting off the the perches and test fitting them on my frame and go from there. then just buy that 205 so my driveshaft will be on the correct side. then all i have to buy is the cross over steering. i also found a cheap way to do that also. hehehe. if everything goes right, i might be able to do it for $1000 or so.
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$1000 would definitely be a new record......

Don't forget things like spring plates, u bolts, extended brake lines, rebuild parts for your axle, gears, traction device, etc....
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