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BMXking's Axle Swap 1st gen. Coils/Radius Arms!!!

Well, I finally decided to start a thread on it. For those of you who don't know, I will be doing a full-width swap. High-Pinion Dana 44 front and Ford 9" rear. I am still looking for the HP D44, but I picked up the 9" Monday. I have never really done a lot of work on axles, so this will definitely be a long process, but I have already done a lot of research about this(and am still learning a TON). I plan on doing as much of it myself as I possibly can, but will have a shop do the regear for me.

FRONT AXLE
-1977 F-150 HP D44 Full-Width $200 - Moved Forward ~1.5”
-Myers Machine Coil Seats $40 shipped
-6* Pro Comp Pinion shims under coil buckets (to fix coil angle) $18
-CAGE Offroad 5.5” Coil Springs $150 shipped
-Coil Buckets Spaced Out 2.5" (3/16" x 2.5" x 6.5") $FREE
-Bronco Graveyard 78-79 Coil Spring Tower, Pair $90.80 shipped
-F250 Shock Towers $28 shipped
-Stock Axle Shafts(for now) $FREE
-Warn Premium Hubs $72
-Extended, Plated, Heimed, Wristed 1978-1979 Bronco/F-150 Radius Arms $222 shipped
-CAGE Radius Arm Mounts $FREE w/ R/A's
-Adjustable Superlift (p/n 1080) track bar (76-79 Ford f150/78-79 Bronco) w/ Energy Suspension poly bushings $125
-Skyjacker Stainless Steel Braided Lines for lifted D35 TTB's $90
-Bronco Graveyard 66-75 Early Bronco Adj. Bracket $45
-New F150 tie-rods & stock Explorer drag link (w/ red poly dust boots) $121
-Stock pitman arm $FREE
-Raybestos Professional Grade $19.95 shipped
-Powerslot slotted rotors $120
-Rebuilt Calipers $26
-Completely rebuilt (seals/bearings/ball joints/u-joints/etc.) $260.23
-Energy Suspension Red 7* C-Bushings $21
-Stock Explorer D-shaft w/ 1310 D44 pinion yoke for stock Explorer u-joints $FREE
-Rancho RS5000 shocks $20
-Bronco Graveyard Upper Coil Spring Retainers $22
-Rancho RS5000 steering stabilizer w/ custom bracket $25



REAR AXLE
-1983 Ford 9" $85
-Rubicon Express Anti-Wrap perches welded SOA $35
-Wild Horses Weld-On Shock Mounts $15
-Stock Springs w/ AAL and red rear poly bushings $10
-Stock Axle shafts w/ new bearings, seals, collars, etc $140
-94-99 Dodge Ram 1500 front rotors $58 shipped
-'76 Cadallic Eldorado Calipers w/ e-brake $155 w/ core calipers
-'78 F150 Extended Stainless Steel Braided Rear Brake Hose $45.34
-Custom Bent Brake Lines (w/ 3/8" ends) $8
-'79 Caddy Eldorado Brake Line end box thing $FREE
-7/16" Banjo Bolt for '76 calipers $5
-Bendix Brake Pads $35
-Speedway Motors GM Large Caliper bracket (7" mounting points) $40 2-day shipped
-Cut off mounting points from Ford 9" drums to use as spacers for the disc conversion (no longer a backing plate behind the shaft) $FREE
-Third Member from eBay (4.88s, mini spool) $150
-BC Broncos Disc Brake Conversion Wheel Studs $15
-Wild Horses Super Duty U-bolt Kits $60
-Extended/balanced rear driveshaft w/ stock 1310 to match the 1310 on the axle $123.63
-Skyjacker Nitro 8000 shocks for 2" lift Explorer $FREE
-Copper Third Member Washers $12.24

TIRES
-37x12.50-16 Maxxis Creepy Crawlers $400.00

WHEELS (5 on 5.5)
-16x8 Black Rock Crawlers $293

Grade 8 Hardware: $200

Tig Welding: $200

Parts Sold
-Stock Third Member w/ 3.50s and open diff -$50
-Lower Coil Mounts -$25
-Stock Radius Arms -$25
-31x10.50 Dunlop Mud Rovers, 15x8 black rock crawler wheels, Skyjacker 2” lift coils, drop-in K&N, front Skyjacker Nitro 8k shocks, Dual CB Antenna Mounts/Coax, and 235/75r15 spare tire, APC Ultra-White Bulbs, Radius Arm Bushings, Sway Bar Bushings -$415
-Ford 8.8 - 3.27 gears, 31 spline, stock limited slip, drum brakes, SUA, great condition. -$70
-Front Axle Shafts -$60

TOTAL: $3156.24





Future Upgrades:
Dana 44 -
-30 spline ARB
-Yukon 4.88s
-Warn Chromoly Inner and Outer Shafts, Moser Max 44 shafts, or Superior Axles
-Dedenbear flat top knuckles
-Blue Torch Fabworks Hi-Steer Arms
-Rancho RS9000X adj. shocks
-Late 70s T-Bird calipers (1/4" bigger piston, and still use Bronco pads :thumbsup: )

Ford 9" -
-New Strange Nodular Iron Case w/ 3.250 carrier bearing (STR-N1906) $359 Summit Racing
-Moser Spool and Axle Package Number 1 (ASP1) - 35 spline full steel spool for 3.250 case, 35 spline custom alloy axles, Axle bearings, 5 on 5.5, 1/2" studs $590 Moser Engineering
-Yukon 4.88s (F9-486) $139 PORC
-Daytona Pinion Support 3.250 case (STR-N1914) $115 Summit Racing
-R&P Master Install Kit for 9" Ford-3.250 Case, Daytona Pinion Support(R9FDD) $100 Moser Engineering
-Pinion Yoke 1310 - 28spline pinion (may upgrade to 1350 if I get a new t-case) (PY210) $90 Moser Engineering
-Axle Breather Vent $12 Bronco Graveyard
-Axle Truss
-Rancho RS9000X adj. shocks
-94-02 Dodge Ram 4x4 Powerslot Slotted Rotors

Now on to the pics!
 

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For the most part, it's been cleaned up on the outside. I am going to have Cheesewerks move in the perches and move the shock mounts pretty soon(hopefully).
 

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AWESOME your SASing a Radio Flyer!!!!!!
 












That's definately a first!!


Good luck with the swap!!
 






boominXplorer said:
AWESOME your SASing a Radio Flyer!!!!!!
Thanks for giving it away. :fire:

Had to have some way of moving it around when no body was home to help me! :D
 






This swap is becoming popular on here, I am doing the same swap right now :thumbsup:
 






dude i love the Radio Flyer..cant wait to it lifted and on those axels...just kiddin..good luck on the swap
 






Yeah jr. CP and I have been paying attention to your swap.

There is a 73 F100 2WD with the coil buckets still on there. If I can figure out something to bring in to the junkyard to cut the stupid rivets off with, I will be one more part closer to SAS. :D

BTW: Does anyone have a good recommendation for rims on the Radio Flyer? ;)
 






lows has an excelent selection...6"x2"....3"x1"...ect... :afro:
 






I was thinking something around 24x10 :D

I just got off the phone with Mike @ Cheesewerks and he said it would be $25 just to weld on the spring perches. He's going to add up some stuff on Mon. at the shop and let me know how much the total will be to move spring perches and move shock mounts. :thumbsup:
 






Now would be the time to get some better perches. The old stockers are really short and can lead to lots of axlewrap. Longer ones would work alot better like the M.O.R.E's.

Cool project. :thumbsup: There seems to be alot of fullwidth 44/9 swaps on here lately. :)
 






james t said:
Now would be the time to get some better perches. The old stockers are really short and can lead to lots of axlewrap. Longer ones would work alot better like the M.O.R.E's.

Cool project. :thumbsup: There seems to be alot of fullwidth 44/9 swaps on here lately. :)

There is perches on ebay that are like the ones from M.O.R.E. except you have to drill your center pin hole, but they are half the cost
 






Yeah I planned on getting new perches anyway. I also plan on going with the longer ones to prevent some axle-wrap. Jr, do you have a link to the ebay ones? If I got those, it would only cost me $25 + the cost of moving the shock mounts. :thumbsup:
 






Ebay perches link the total including shipping is $27.69 thats' alot cheaper than $45 plus shipping from m.o.r.e.
Those perches are cut for a 2 3/4" tube so you have to grind alittle to get them on the 3" tube,which may take a whole 5 minutes to do.

I also found a good buy on 5.5" rock crawler springs from wild horses 4x4,they had some springs powder coated blue and the wildhorses logo is off centered so they clearance them for $99 for the pair.
 






Nice! Thanks Joe. :)
 






Bryan.. the perches he uses are longer anti wrap style. I have a couple of sets in the garage. I would have shown them to you if I thought about it. Next time you are out this way I'll dig them out or you'll obviously see some at his shop.

Personally, I'd wait and get a lot of the stuff done at once rather than a few things here and there. And if you just need some stuff welded now and then... bring it on over. The ole welder gets mad when I don't use it enough.
 






Thanks Jason. I am calling him tomorrow to find out the price for spring perches and shock mounts. I am trying to get a third member with everything I need from ebay, so there really wouldn't be much more that he'd need to do if I can find the one I want. Thanks for the offer on welding too. I might be taking you up on that soon. :D

BTW, do you remember the GA 4x4 Ad-hoc on Dawson Forest Rd? I just finally found out where it was and I can't remember if you went. I want to check that place out but am not really sure how to get to the trails. LMK if you know how to get to them. :)
 






hey bryan did you get your axel at pull a part
 



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Yep.

BTW, look in my sig @ the summer run in GA, AL... thread. Go to it and post so you'll subscribe. It'll probably be in July. Let us know if you want to go(whenever we choose a place to ride)
 






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