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what i was refering to is the rear spring hangers are outboard of the frame correct. the front spring hangers are directly under the front of the frame so how can they be parallel? unless of course the frame is narrower where the rear spring hangers are bolted up compared to the front frame horns.
I bought spring hangers for the front.
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I bought spring hangers for the front.
yea me also as it seems your either not reading what I wrote or something.

again the rear of the springs are mounted outboard of the frame. you then have the front of the springs mounted directly under the frame.

now wont this cause the tire to move forward when the spring is compressed. also the springs wont be parralel to each other. i am just trying to grasp this mounting.

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The frame bends.

On all 80+ leaf spring trucks, the front eye is in the frame, and the rear eye is outboard. So what hes doing is right.
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The frame bends.

On all 80+ leaf spring trucks, the front eye is in the frame, and the rear eye is outboard. So what hes doing is right.
Ok thanks haha someone explained it better than I could.
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thanks thats what i was wondering if the frame had a bend.

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Yes, if you look at the frame rails, they flare out a little at the front horns.

Got it sitting on it's own weight yet? would love to see how well the kit centers the axle.

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Got the rear end out too.

Any ideas on how to get the bolts out of the eyes on the leaf springs? They're seized up.
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Usually easiest to torch out the bushings and the bolt comes out with the sleeve, then new bushings and bolts
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Anyone got a parts number/link for the polyurethane bushings? All 16 of them...
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You can get them locally at Napa and Autozone. Poly bushings for leaf springs are nothing terribly special. Just make sure that you get ones the correct width and diameter for your springs.
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Heres a whole page, has all the bushings and the sleeve and bolt kit too.
http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/c-607
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Pulled the bolts out of the front as well as the pan hard bar and the sway bar. I wish I was talented enough to post pictures on here from an iPhone but I'm not haha. The truck got taken away for 250$ today.

I'm waiting for my dad to come back so I can go to auto zone and get some bushings. I just beat 2 of the bolts out but I rotated the sleeve in the other 2.

People made it seem harder than it actually was. I drilled a ton of holes around the center sleeve in the bushing, then pushed/smacked out the center price. Then I sawzalled the bushing in half and it came out by hand.
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Stripping the bronco down tuesday and bolting all my shit in.
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Got the frame almost done being boxed, and the front hanger is on with the holes and stuff drilled.
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Something like that. I have tube for spacers between the frame rails too. Its not done being welded yet, and theres a ton of slag from the plasma cutter.



Gotta cut off the excess material.



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EDIT: Also figured out my driveshaft situation. The D60 accepts a 1330 U joint on the yoke for some reason, but the drive shaft yoke takes a 1350. Weird. I'm not too sure about the rear end as I haven't messed with it yet. Figure that out later.
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Got a lot done.

Coil buckets out.



Hanger and junk on kind of.





Solid Axle Swapped like a champ. Still needs to bolt everything together, mount the shocks, and finish bracing the frame.







Doing the rear end very soon.

Threw up a fender just to see.



We've got a problem tho.



I was thinking of moving my front hanger back a half an inch, then rotate it back somewhat to give me about a 45 degree shackle angle.

Thoughts?
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Yeah looks like the hanger will need to come back a little, straights better then the shackle pulled forward like some I've seen tho haha.
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Hey man. You could either move the front shackle backwards half an inch or so OR move the rear hanger forward an inch or so. Either way get that angle around 40-45 . On a side note. Did you just bend the sky manufacturing sides in a slight bit to get them to be the width of the bronco frame?? I am either going to go Sky or make my ow hanger not 100% sure yet!
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Here is where mine sits and it rides great. The bottom of the front hanger is rotated towards the back a little. Not straight down like yours though.
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