I beam to A arm swap


Blkdragonrising90

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So just to be clear im actually aiming to do two conversions with two things to be kept in mind.
I absolutely hate the I Beam suspension style.
Im building this truck to be low, comfortable enough for long rides and frankly its going to be hurled around a track at drift events.

So with that said. I have a single cab 04 that had a blown motor and trans im thinking of pulling the front suspension off of. ( by pulling i mean oxy/map torching a huge fuckin segment out.)

then id like to weld in a pair of 1/4in steel reinforcements onto the shock mount and make it a coilover setup.

Being a welder and having the ability to do about 90% of the work with confidence Vs paying a shop to cut and mod two trucks?
Weigh in boys.

Ive already got near a 5in rear drop from the explorer rear end swap. Working on a dual caliper setup for the rear discs & a hydraulic big-boi e-brake is on the list.
 

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I guess i forgot to mention my build truck is a 97 ranger xlt. 2.3 manual trans. ( building a spare motor for boost. ;} )
 

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I would do it.
Might be easier to swap bodies?
 

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Assuming you have the same body configuration on both trucks just swapping bodies and the rear axle, would be about 1/100th of the effort.
 

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Negative on that one. The newer truck is a single cab ( the only reason i didn't fix it.)
My drivable truck is an ext cab.
Assuming you have the same body configuration on both trucks just swapping bodies and the rear axle, would be about 1/100th of the effort.
 

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search for info on Crown Vic front clip swaps.


and try this for inspiration:

 
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