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I just traded a 4wheeler frame for a 88 f150 4x4.

All it needed was a spindle on the passenger side. I found 2 spindles on e-bay for 25 bucks, they were for a 88 bronco.
Im not competely sure because the f150 spindle isnt next to me, but the bronco spindles look to be shorter, are they?
The f150 is about a hour away from me and I dont want to make the drive with the wrong parts.
 

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Should be the same spindle.
 

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As long as the truck is 4x4 and you said they're the same year then they are the same. This is assuming they are both the original Dana44 TTB front end.
 

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shouldn't be a problem
 

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RLKBOB said:
As long as the truck is 4x4 and you said they're the same year then they are the same. This is assuming they are both the original Dana44 TTB front end.
I agree, I swapped the original D44 unit in my 85 with one from an 88 F150 after a terminal break. Everything was the same except the Brake caliper mounts. The 88 F150 front end was complete minus the hubs and rotors, which I got off my 85 front end and they fit perfectly. I checked the bearing fit on the spindles with a micrometer before trying them and they were identical. But the 85 calipers wouldn't work on the 88 knuckles so I wound up knocking the ball joints loose and swapping out the whole knuckle assembly... other than that it was all interchangable. I was just picky and wanted to still use my 85 calipers... they were brand stinkin new.
 

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NOT NECESSARILY.

The spindles for the "normal" hub locks are the same, but if one of the spindles is for the weird '87-early 88 "hat-style" hub locks, they won't swap. For any OTHER years: yes, they're the same, except MAYBE some '94-96.
 

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yeah Steve those oddball hubs are weird. why did they do that for like one year model anyway?
 

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:shrug

I guess they thought they might save some money. Those hubs are certainly easier to R&R, so I'm sure they're cheaper to install on the assembly line. But it doesn't take long to realize they're not sturdy enought for a Bronco.
 

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If I'm reading your profile correctly, you already have an SAS, I am pretty certain that the spindles for the 88 that you found on ebay will not work on your earlier model axle. What year is the front axle from?

kevinj said:
I just traded a 4wheeler frame for a 88 f150 4x4.

All it needed was a spindle on the passenger side. I found 2 spindles on e-bay for 25 bucks, they were for a 88 bronco.
Im not competely sure because the f150 spindle isnt next to me, but the bronco spindles look to be shorter, are they?
The f150 is about a hour away from me and I dont want to make the drive with the wrong parts.
 
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