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What year did Ford use 205s?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Batmanjr, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. Batmanjr

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    I'm trying to price a rebuild kit for the 205 and I have a 32 spline front output and wanted to use the Ford rebuild kit... What year did they use 205s in their trucks? Or does it make a difference? The only thing that I saw was different was the front flange seal.....
     
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    I'd pretty much look for the '76 to '79 models as the pre-'76 had 203's and a Dana t-case (dana 21 I believe) and the 205's (married versions) were not started til '76. F250's from '73 to '77 were the remote/divorced type and '77 1/2 were the married version.
    So if you look for '76 to '79 F150 and '77 1/2 up to '79 F250 and 350, they will have 205's but some have 203's. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I had a '79 F-150 that came with a 205 behind a C6. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    I thought Chevy guys didn't work on Fords! /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    our '78 F250 dump truck has a 205
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I thought Chevy guys didn't work on Fords! /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif


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    And what about the GM guys who install Ford parts on GM trucks! For instance, the F250 shock towers and the F150 pitman arms! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Wess, you got a pic of that F150 pitman arm?
     
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    I don't have a pic of the stock arm but the aftermarket arm is no different than the one you have on your truck now. That Superlift #1104 is actually the drop arm for the '76-'79 F150's. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    So from what oyu just said, that means that the stock F150 arm should be alot straighter than this "Drop" Arm! Correct? I'm trying to narrow down what I need to look at to get the pitman arm raised slightly..... Gm stock 2wd arm, or the stock Ford arm...(Is that 4wd or 2wd)? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Correct on the stock arm being straighter.

    I wouldn't use any GM stock arm because they have a tie-rod end already molded into one end of the pitman arm. Won't be able to use it at all.
    Just look for the '76-'79 F150 4x4 arm and see how that one goes.

    And yes, the stock and drop arm (#1104) are the 4x4 F150 arms. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Will do appreciate it! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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