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solid axle swap

Looking to do the Dana 60 solid axle swap.

I have a donor truck lined up, it is a 94 F-350 dually 460 gasser that has the same 3.55 gearing as my truck.

What do I need to grab to make it work? Everything below the springs? Can I reuse the springs on my truck? Not sure if the gasser springs would support the weight of the diesel engine?

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99 F-250 CC 4x4 7.3L PSD ZF6 E99 CALI DELETE
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I've not done this particular swap, but I would say to keep your (diesel) springs. You will need the steering linkage and track bar and bracket from the donor. I do believe the stabilizer bar and end links are different from the TTB and the 60.
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If the gasser is a 460 they are strong enough and you want to use them. The F250 springs are actually stiffer than the F350 springs to fight the rotational force of the D50 as it cycles.
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If the gasser is a 460 they are strong enough and you want to use them. The F250 springs are actually stiffer than the F350 springs to fight the rotational force of the D50 as it cycles.
What he said. I used the 460 gasser springs when I first swapped my Dana 60 in. It rode much better than the F250 TTB setup.

You will want to grab the track bar and bracket, sway bar and brackets/links, and make sure you grab the driver's side spring plate, it is cast iron, is positioned on the bottom of the stack of parts (shock mount, spring, axle then the plate, all held together by the u bolts). These plates are $150-175 if you don't have one, and getting harder to find.

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1997 F250 CC, SB 4x4, 220,000 miles, 7.3 PSD, E4OD, 3.73 gears, Kingpin Dana 60, 10.5 rear, True-trac, Sky 3" RSK, D-code spring in front, B-codes in back, F250 blocks
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The truck was a 460 gasser. Interesting about the spring stiffness.

I think I can get everything for $500

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99 F-250 CC 4x4 7.3L PSD ZF6 E99 CALI DELETE
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That's a smoking deal, IMO.

I gave $800 for everything needed and received more than I needed. My axle needed most of the wear parts as well.

'97 F250 Supercab shortbed
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