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D44/9" Swap

I got my donor vehicle home yesterday, It is a 78 f-150 with a 4" lift
I am going to the leave the axles full width. Intially I plan on putting a detroit locker in the 9 with yukon 4.56 gears and the 44 is getting a yukon 4.56's, ARB locker.
The Radius arm brackets from the f-150 will be bolted to explorers frame.
I would like to box and extend the radius arms with a heim joints
 


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410Fortune

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ahhhhhh the weather. Friggin snowed for 7 days last week, then cleared up and was 60, then it snowed again yesterday, now we're back to 60.
Love Colorado.

More snow = more $$$ for propane so I can finish my conversion :)
 


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jrgaylor said:
That woud be a long drive for you, Once the time changes I just need a couple of nice evening after works like we were having a couple weeks ago, and I'll have er dun

Not too bad. I have to drive to Olympia once a week anyway, Tis not that much further. Besides your saying that to someone who puts over 10,000 miles on his truck through just the summer :D
 




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Subscribed.

I'll put your package in the mail tomorrow ;)
 




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Albino 94LTD said:
Subscribed.

I'll put your package in the mail tomorrow ;)

;)

Dreamr-what days and what time are your in Olympia, once I get started maybe you could swing by.
 












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I got the 44 out of the truck tonight and I am not suppose to have to work this saturday so I should be able to get the 44 and 9" torn apart to prep for new gears etc..
I found the long side of the 44 to have some loose plug welds
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410- If you still want those shock towers I got them off
 

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you using the Explorer to hold up the truck??? :eek:


Should look good when you get it all done, what size tires you gunna run?
 




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jrgaylor said:
At first I will run the 33's that I have now since they are almost new,unless I come across someone who wants to give me $500 for them, but the future holds 36-38 swamper iroks. A friend on mine has some 39.5 Iroks on his 4runner and I have been impressed with them.
There you go Caleb. ;)
 




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XplorerKid said:
you using the Explorer to hold up the truck??? :eek:


GO WARN!
 




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Are you going to use the trac bar mount? I have the same one but think it'll get ripped off unless it's beefed up a crap load.
 




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I am intending to use the trac bar mount, I will have to wait till I start building the coil bucket spacers to know for sure.
 




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Just to let you know. From what iv'e found out if you used a set of 70-73 f150 buckets they stick out far enough to mount the springs well. I had a brain fart, this is a 79 axle? that info is good for the 78-79
 




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I edited the title because a deal has been reached on the doubler and should be finalized early next week.
 




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who are you going to have make your doubler? this truck is going to be so sick i can see it already. nice work.
 




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I was going to install a T & M doubler but it has been sold, passed on to another forum member.
 




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jrgaylor said:
I edited the title because a deal has been reached on the doubler and should be finalized early next week.
The title still reads "...and doubler install". I'll fix it if you want. :)
 




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The title still reads "...and doubler install". I'll fix it if you want. :)

Please do, I guess I didn't get it all :D
 




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Who'd you sell the doubler to???
 


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