Nice fab skills, looks awesome! :thumbup:thumbup:thumbupDay 16
I have no idea why I even felt the need to swap these 1 ton axles in. The truth is that the Bronco was fine the way it was, the half ton axles were 4.56 with a rear locker and performed beautifully. My wife has accused me of enjoying working on the Bronco and spending money on it far more than I enjoy driving it. Apparently I just always need to have an active project.
Here we go, out with the D44. Another huge regret was selling the half tons… never again.
To get the D60 to work with my radius arm set up I welded on C wedges and built a lower track bar mount out of a Ballistic Fab bracket I had left over.
Everything mocked up with ratchet straps. Working alone all the time you get creative with straps and jacks!
I ran into a problem at this point. The front driveshaft was contacting the transmission cross member at droop.
I wasn’t exactly sure what to do so I kept cutting until it cleared. Some thick pipe was used to put the cross member back together.
With that done, all I needed to do to the rear was to grind off the old shock mounts for clearance. Thick quarter wall shock mounts were added halfway up the tube to keep me off the rocks.
And back on its feet: