Here is a pic of the relocated front mount, it was really not too big of a deal. I used 2wd spring so I used F150 spring hangers when I relocated the mounts. We located the hanger down a little to allow for a little additional bump travel.Good info, thanks gunit!
Moving the front hanger is more work than I need to do for my goal...the body mount is right there also, so a full custom front hanger is required to center the axle, right?
I have no problem moving the rear hanger as I want to flip it anyway, but sounds like the axle will be way rear-of-center if using '97+ leaf and stock front location.
Yes- it is a good deal, and I'm not at all opposed to doing the work...but if '80-'96 springs (F53) will bolt right in (with a little shackle rework) and ride plush, that's the route I'm looking for.Jess, this sounds like what you have been wanting, and it's a smokin deal even with shipping. I think you're going to have to face facts, getting your suspension done isn't going to be easy, you're going to have to do some work.
I replaced the hangers with F150 peices. But you dont have to if you don't want to. The Bronco springs are 3" instead of 2.5" , a heavy duty washer or two on each side of the shackle eye will work fine. You will have to get the F150 shackles.Gunit (or anyone else),
Do F150 shackles fit in Bronco rear hangers?
Jess, Unless you replace the hanger and the shackle, you will need to space one end or the other. I would just use 1/4" spacers on either side of the spring, replace the hanger bushing with a Delrin unit and stick with the shackle you have. That's basically my plan. The only difference being the spacers will also be part of a gusset that's welded in. Follow?I need new shackle bushings anyway, so I should have asked if I buy F150 2wd shackles, will they work in the Bronco hanger...I know the spring side is narrower, but is the hanger side the same as the Bronco?