I have an 84 F250 4x4 with 351W. I don't wheel this truck, I only haul my camper around on logging roads and use it as a tow rig once in awhile. I don't want to sink any money into the stock front-end that I know is a liability. I want to swap my front-end to a solid axle.
When did they quit using the solid front axle in the F250?
The donor axle I am thinking of is a late seventies solid axle D60 or D44 out of an F250.
If I go with an axle of that vintage will a 16" wheel fit over the caliper or will I need to address issues there?
Does anyone know if the springs are the same distance apart or will I need to relocate the perches?
I am guessing the caster should be pretty close so I won't need to rotate the knuckles, right?
I have done axle swaps before on other 4x4's but is there anything anyone has encountered with swap that I should know. Any info would be appreciated. I haven't picked up my donor axle so I am open to suggestions.
Thanks in advance.