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Old 07-30-2009
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Would these be the body lift blocks i would have to remove?




And i also measured them and they are 3in blocks.
Yep those are the blocks. I'd keep the 3" body lift. Just make some gap covers.
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Ok so do you think that the suspension lift should fit the tires without trimming?
thanks for your help
you should be fine. my 85 bronk had a 3" body and some ranchos and it had no problem fitting 35's. the tires rubbed a little on the arms that are going from the ttb to the frame. and that was only at full crank.

nice find. good luck with it. keep us updated.
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now thats a good lookin truck man that 351 will get you were you need to go and some
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So it will be safe to leave the body lift on?
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yes. three inches is fine.
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Update!
Got my intake manifold today $80 off ebay plus shipping.


Its all just sitting on there until i order the bolts and gaskets.
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Another update
I got all the gaskets installed (intake, valve cover, exhaust), i also gave my gas tank a good cleaning and got some gas tank straps so i can install it in the truck. The things i am having problems with is the radiator hoses and the alternator bracket.
I also got spark plugs and wires.

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It just barely fits
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I used to have a 1986 f-150 I restored it.. you can buy damn near 99% for that thing new just get new doors and hood and fenders and hang it and spray...


2nd thing after getting it running SAS it. its damn near bolt in... TTB must die!!!
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I used to have a 1986 f-150 I restored it.. you can buy damn near 99% for that thing new just get new doors and hood and fenders and hang it and spray...


2nd thing after getting it running SAS it. its damn near bolt in... TTB must die!!!
I have a really dumb question lol, how is an SAS different from a TTB?
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SAS is a straight axle. They are found in late 70 model F150's and bronco's. They run the same type coil springs it's just a cleaner install to use the coil buckets off the same model truck. You will need to design a trac bar mount and thats about it besides moving radius arms.

SAS will hold up better, stronger, keep alignment, handle larger tires better, and just a cleaner setup. Only thing about it is that you are requiered to run a 6 inch lift but some do get away with a 4 inch to keep the pumpkin from hitting the crossmember for the engine.
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