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86 f350 4x4

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by meangreen, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. meangreen

    meangreen Registered Member

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    I just found a 86 f350 4x4 cheap, anyone know what axles are in them? looking to swap into 91 k5.
     
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    front is a HP D60, rear is a dana 70 or a 10.25 sterling /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    should be noted, Ford front axles have the pumpkin on the driver side, means you need to switch to a ford transfer case too. which I don't believe the F350s will be likely to just bolt in.
     
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    you could also swap a 241 in from a 88 and newer truck or 92 and newer sub, blazer, or tahoe. that will be a bolt in to a 700r4
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    better check the spring perch width. I think its quite different from our trucks!
     
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    I just found a 86 f350 4x4 cheap, anyone know what axles are in them? looking to swap into 91 k5.

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    Spring perch width is an issue with that truck. You need a '78-79 F350 for the prefered axle to bolt into a GM truck.
     
  7. meangreen

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    as far as the width couldn't you just weld in the correct spring perch so you could use the chevy springs? I've seen it done on jeeps and scouts all the time, kevin
     
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    On the 86' F350 you'd have to change out the tube on the drivers side for a longer piece of tubing and shorten the pass side (while keeping the pumpkin on the drivers side). Also moving the perch on the pass side. Then you'd need inner axle shafts from 78'-79' ford d60. After all that it will work /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif
     
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    if you can weld cast... no you still can't. You'd have to mount the spring on top of the pumpkin which would be like a 6" block.
     
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    not if you left it on the drivers side and used ford t-case
     
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    Check this truck carefully, it's either 80-85 or 80-86 Ford used the TTB D50 in the F350's - not a D60. Basically if you can see a hinge in the middle of the axle skip it.
     
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    Check this truck carefully, it's either 80-85 or 80-86 Ford used the TTB D50 in the F350's - not a D60. Basically if you can see a hinge in the middle of the axle skip it.

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    The switchover was mid-year '85, so an '86 has the 60 for sure.
     

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