View Full Version : Finally, the Urban Assault Van gets a D60 Front Axle
08-20-2009, 04:35 AM
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08-20-2009, 07:16 PM
08-20-2009, 07:30 PM
Schweet!! I have loved your van for a long long time. Finally it is a 4x4!
Nice work....but why the F did you keep that steering setup??? :)
08-20-2009, 08:53 PM
Spence, you're not the first one to say that :-) But I like to take baby steps and learn in the process.
Thanks for the compliments.
08-20-2009, 09:27 PM
Is that the axle I think it is?
Nice to see it all cleaned up and under something other than the eve of my house...
08-21-2009, 12:39 AM
Brian, yes, that was your axle. A year and a half went by so fast! I finally got to putting it to good use.
08-21-2009, 12:47 AM
08-21-2009, 01:21 AM
What is the axle out of? Do you have any pics with the wheels on? How much lift did you get in the front going spring over?
08-21-2009, 01:53 AM
Are you going to address the steering setup? What you have now won't work right with that axle.
08-21-2009, 02:58 AM
BigAl, I'm getting an extra 2 inches of lift (note: previously it had a Fabtech 2WD 4.5-in spindle lift). So, it actually now has 6.5 inches of lift, add 2.5 more inches due to the 19.5 wheels/taller tires and the total ride height increase from stock is 9 inches). I now have to have my rear leaf springs re-arched in order to gain 2 inches of lift at the rear (it already has a 4-inch block back there). No worries because it's a dually, it has a very wide track.
The axle is from a 79 Ford F350.
It's dark out right now I will take and post the picture of it on wheels tomorrow.It's only an inch higher than when the axle is on jackstands.
78Bronco, of course I will address the steering setup in time. Plan B is a set of threaded inserts, dom tubing and a Ford Pitman arm (and TREs which I already have a bunch of).
08-21-2009, 03:54 AM
Nice to see that 60 under there!!!!! I'm sure you can hardly sleep until it's done!!
08-21-2009, 03:51 PM
08-21-2009, 05:14 PM
That is going to be cool:ylsmoke:
08-24-2009, 04:57 AM
Very nice indeed:)
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