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Re: '70 F100 Short Bed Styleside

Reply #60
Well its only been a little over nine months and not a whole lot has happened.  We did finish up welding the boxing plates on the frame and got the rear of the front LCA's mounted.

Rear frame boxing plate weldout pictures:











Front LCA rear mount attachment:










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93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp

Re: '70 F100 Short Bed Styleside

Reply #61
Awesome work. 
Really enjoy watching these projects come together and all the craftsmanship.
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Re: '70 F100 Short Bed Styleside

Reply #62
I wanted to get the control arms for the rear end powder coated but the rod ends that came with the Fatman Fabrications four link are the old RideTech ends in that the bushing is pressed in and they quit making them.  So if I attempted to remove them and damaged one I am SOL.  I could cut them off and replace them with the newer RideTech design (R-Joint) which allows for better movement and they are rebuildable but the cost is ridiculous so I think these are just going to get painted at this point.

I got the 9" housing mocked up under the truck and a buddy narrowed it for me at his shop a few miles from my dad's shop.  That then went to the powder coaters and is now black like the front suspension parts.  Thought I had some pics of the rear axle housing powder coated but I cannot find them but if I do I'll post them up.

The guy that narrowed the rear axle housing has a jig to measure the length of the axle needed from the 3rd member to the axle flange and then you have to know the offset for the brakes you are going to run to get the correct axles.

Jig he has is a plate that slips over all the studs that the 3rd member attaches to the axle housing. This one is similar but it only attaches to four of the studs on the axle housing:



You can see window to the left side which is where the ends of the axles would be.

I called Moser and they talked me though what information they needed and a few weeks later the axles showed up.  The same guy that narrowed the axle housing assembled the 3rd member with the 3.73 gears, new trac-lok, and a bearing kit all from Yukon Gear.  I have everything for the 2001 Explorer rear disc brakes except for the calipers so I am now working on getting those.  Once I have them I will assemble the rear end and put it under the truck.

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp