how to make drop brackets? - Ford Bronco Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: ocala fl
Posts: 68
Bronco Info: 87 bronco 302/c6 4x4
how to make drop brackets?

so i really want to go 4-6 inches in the front the RIGHT way but i cant afford the 200 bucks for the drop brackets for the front end, has anybody made them before? i was thinking about making them myself with 1/4inch square stock and a cutoff wheel and drill, i know i could do it. but does anyone else have a better idea?

87 4x4 fsb 302/c6 lifted clears 40s,

95 4x4 fsb 351w E40d parts truck, ( tranny commited suicide)

67 chevy c20, built 327/ t400, eaton 10 bolt 4.10s. project truck
Fordlife is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 02:01 PM
Registered User
 
Pushrod91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ramona
Posts: 237
Bronco Info: 93 Lifted on 35s. 351/auto.
Unless your good at Fab work and can weld decent I would just wait till you have cash for brackets. IMO

You'll need drop brackets for the radius arms too.
Pushrod91 is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 04:21 PM
Roller rockers are gay
 
TheUnforgiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Woodridge, Illinois
Posts: 19,287
Bronco Info: 2005 Chevrolet Venture, 1997 Acura TL, 1994 Chevy Caprice


if you can't afford them, don't buy them. They aren't something to play around with, as they keep the beams located and handle the lateral force put upon the axles.

yes you'll also need drop brackets or extended RA arms, and lift coils, drop pitman, blah blah blah

2005 Chevy Venture. 1997 Acura TL. $500 beater. 1994 Chevy Caprice.
Quote:
Originally Posted by "Bronco" John Galt View Post
New nuts are in the plan.
"Kids, they see the good in everything and through their eyes, they open ours." - Hank Davis

"To be easily amused is to live most of your life smiling."
TheUnforgiven is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 05:07 PM
Registered User
 
BigBud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Southeast WA
Posts: 727
Bronco Info: No bronco for now
Careful measuring and drilling. It's not as crazy critical as many make it sound. If you end up within a 1/8" you will be close enough. There are a lot of other parts needed to lift and have it drive good. Save some effort and buy a complete used kit.

79 Bronco 6" lift, mild 460, and 3/4 tons----Sold
94 F150 4x4 302 zf5spd swap----run about
97 F350 Crew Cab 4x4 6" lift and 35" muds---work beast
BigBud is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 05:20 PM
Registered User
 
drinkbrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bermuda Dunes, CA
Posts: 1,032
Bronco Info: 96 XLT, 5.8
I agree with the others, save some money and keep an eye on the for sale section. There's often people selling cheap lifts after going to an SAS. Failed suspension parts could kill you or others, not worth saving a few bucks IMO.
drinkbrew is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: ocala fl
Posts: 68
Bronco Info: 87 bronco 302/c6 4x4
i can get all the coils, pitman arm, shocks, blocks, u-bolts and all the other junk from buddies, i know some serious ford hoarders i just cant get ahold of the drop brackets. i know its a stupid question but where is this for sale section your talking about? is it the vendor one?

87 4x4 fsb 302/c6 lifted clears 40s,

95 4x4 fsb 351w E40d parts truck, ( tranny commited suicide)

67 chevy c20, built 327/ t400, eaton 10 bolt 4.10s. project truck
Fordlife is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 10:50 PM
Age. Fac ut gaudeam
 
Andrew James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Batesville, AR
Posts: 3,863
Bronco Info: 1993 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8/E4OD
Rough country quoted me 80 bucks for the six inch drop brackets.

1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8/E4OD EFI
1993 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8/E4OD EFI
1979 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0/4speed
1997 Jeep Cherokee 4.0/automatic
2008 Jeep Liberty 3.7/42r
Andrew James is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 11:05 PM
Roller rockers are gay
 
TheUnforgiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Woodridge, Illinois
Posts: 19,287
Bronco Info: 2005 Chevrolet Venture, 1997 Acura TL, 1994 Chevy Caprice
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fordlife View Post
i can get all the coils, pitman arm, shocks, blocks, u-bolts and all the other junk from buddies, i know some serious ford hoarders i just cant get ahold of the drop brackets. i know its a stupid question but where is this for sale section your talking about? is it the vendor one?
gotta have 75 posts bud. read the rules in the welcome forum

2005 Chevy Venture. 1997 Acura TL. $500 beater. 1994 Chevy Caprice.
Quote:
Originally Posted by "Bronco" John Galt View Post
New nuts are in the plan.
"Kids, they see the good in everything and through their eyes, they open ours." - Hank Davis

"To be easily amused is to live most of your life smiling."
TheUnforgiven is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: ocala fl
Posts: 68
Bronco Info: 87 bronco 302/c6 4x4
thats not bad at all

87 4x4 fsb 302/c6 lifted clears 40s,

95 4x4 fsb 351w E40d parts truck, ( tranny commited suicide)

67 chevy c20, built 327/ t400, eaton 10 bolt 4.10s. project truck
Fordlife is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 08:39 PM
Registered User
 
japhethwar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 110
Bronco Info: 95 5.0 turbocharged badass'dness
Craigslist or the junkyard will be your friend as well if your money is tight. Picked up my complete lift kit, in basically new shape for 250 bucks. brackets, springs, shocks, stabilizers, rear springs, brake lines and all the hardware. I had to drive 100 miles but so what. Search outside of your local area. Also, and I mean absolutely nothing by this. If you can't swing 2bills for brackets i would rethink the whole lift thing until your funds are better. It gets quite expensive by the time you address all the associated expenses that come with lifting anything.
japhethwar is offline  
Reply

  Ford Bronco Forum > Bronco Discussions > Noobie Bronco Tech Questions. Flame free zone!

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Bronco Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. DO NOT USE Gmail.com accounts. If you only have a Gmail.com email please contact the administrator here

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome