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Old 09-07-2016, 09:55 AM
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I did a little googleing and came up with this. I have axle code 29, (Thanks Miranda, I never knew about axle codes) My truck has a 5 speed with a inline 6. Do any of you think I will have a issue finding solid axle with that gear ratio?

29 3.55 5300 FORD REG 1991
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Any body here ever pop out the engine cradle and swap it to another frame? Anyone?
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I did a little googleing and came up with this. I have axle code 29, (Thanks Miranda, I never knew about axle codes) My truck has a 5 speed with a inline 6. Do any of you think I will have a issue finding solid axle with that gear ratio?

29 3.55 5300 FORD REG 1991
The axle ratio is listed next to the code, which is a 3.55. Solid axles with that ratio would be very common.
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The axle ratio is listed next to the code, which is a 3.55. Solid axles with that ratio would be very common.

Thanks for the info. I have only visited 1 yard. Will keep looking. Thanks
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Any body here ever pop out the engine cradle and swap it to another frame? Anyone?
Why would you want to do that?
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Nevermind, figured it out. A Dana 60 is probably a lot easier then swapping the crossmember, and is what I would do. Not that the TTB is a bad thing, it does fine for the majority of use, especially if your primary use is towing, street use, two tracking, and you don`t plan on lifting it with huge tires.
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Nevermind, figured it out. A Dana 60 is probably a lot easier then swapping the crossmember, and is what I would do. Not that the TTB is a bad thing, it does fine for the majority of use, especially if your primary use is towing, street use, two tracking, and you don`t plan on lifting it with huge tires.
Not much luck finding a dana 60 front axle. I am not going to put huge tires on it. And it won't be a daily driver. I just want a fun fwd pickup. I drive a different brand as my daily driver, any wheres from 2 wheel drive to 8 wheel drive when I lock in the axles.

There has been a few delays in this project. Job change, work and more work. I think I can start back up on this in a few weeks. Just going to change the cradle out and be done with it.

Thanks for your input.
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You should take a look at swapping in Super Duty axles. The rear seems to be pretty much a bolt in. In the front, you will need F-350 springs, or use Super Duty springs. Which will either require a shackle reversal for the front, which will lift the truck, or move the front shackle ahead, because Super Duty springs are longer, which improves the ride.

Either way, with that F-150 frame, you have some work ahead of you.
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Two examples.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/ford/...thout-rsk.html

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/tow-r...axle-swap.html

I have a 97 Dana 60 and F-350 springs in my F-250. The ride sucks. But I don`t want to lift it any higher than it already is because it`s to tall for my 5th wheel trailer as it sits. So option 1 is what I will be going with as soon as I get some springs.
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