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Birddog's '96 beater

Put new rear shackles and hangers on the beater today. Swapped some used tires on all 4 corners and put a new U joint on it. I wonder if I put the hangers on wrong because it sits so high now. Got 235 75r15 on the rear and 205's on the front.
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Seems to be a good running truck, now that I can drive it.
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Not a fan of the different sized tires and not is probably some of the reason it sits a lot higher.
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The tires that were on it were not useable, those were some I had laying around the shop and all I had that were pairs. I shrinkwrap boats on the side in the fall so I will have the $$ for some better tires real soon. These will get me by for now.
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That does look really high in the back. Post up a pic of the hangers!
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Looked under the F150 and if thats the way they go in they are upside down. I had a '83 I put some lift coils on back in college when I swapped in a 302, that had a nice look. Maybe I will try that again. Will post a pic of the 83 when I can find it. Ok found a OLD pic of me and the truck
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F150 hangers

The hangers I just put in.

There really was nothing left of the old ones to go on, the spring was up through the bed on th passenger side. And the big truck was at the house not the shop.
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Put over 400 miles on it over the weekend. GREAT MPG compared to the F-150. Stll need to do rear cab supports. And I need to find 2 more wagon wheels, wish had never used the other 2 on a derby car years ago. Thinking I will put leveling coils on the front and match the rear tire size. Build a pre-runner front bumper to bolt on the front and not sure about the rear yet.
Here is a pic taken while shrink wrapping boats in Hocking Hills Ohio yesterday.
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new tires and tool box
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Dang truck just keeps making me $$. ]Put some new rims and rear tires on the truck last year. Ordered the leveling coils today and some new retreads for the front to match the rear tires. Good thing I ordered the springs, the front drivers side is broken.

Gotta build a real ladder rack, this way is just too redneck.
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