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post #1 of 4 Old 07-17-2007, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Help with a ford solid axle swap

Hey jeep gurus, I realize that I am asking an odd question, but I need help.
I have a 96 f-150 4x4 6in lift for my trail beater and the ifs front end is falling apart! I think I may want to replace the whole mess with a solid axle setup rather than replacing all the bad parts on the independent front end. Where do I look for info about this? Has anyone done it?
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-17-2007, 09:45 PM
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Hey jeep gurus, I realize that I am asking an odd question, but I need help.
I have a 96 f-150 4x4 6in lift for my trail beater and the ifs front end is falling apart! I think I may want to replace the whole mess with a solid axle setup rather than replacing all the bad parts on the independent front end. Where do I look for info about this? Has anyone done it?
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On a Ford site would be a good choice.

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ford-trucks.com has a nice forum with good information.

What you will need to do when you choose an appropriate front axle is get rid of all the ifs mounts and weld on brackets to accept control arms, coil buckets, and shock mounts for the solid axle. I imagine there would be quite a bit of custom work.

Go to those forums and ask around. Good luck!

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thanks for the tip on ford-trucks.com Ill check it out. There are so many dang sites when you put in a few word in a search engine. Hard to know whats good out there. later
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