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Talking straight axle 2wd setup???

hey guys i just got the ciltons maunal for my truck ( 93 f350 ) and i saw in there that ford had a straight axle setup in the front of some 2wd trucks.. its like a small i beam that runs the whole distance between the tires. not the small IFS i beams i have.

wondering if anyone has seen this and maybe if there was one laying around i could buy everything from to do a BIG lift to my pickup..

its either this or i can fab up some new coil mounts for the front of my pickup but if i fab i can only raise 6 inches..

ideally i would like a 8-10 inch lift PLUS my tires and 3 inch body..
i wanna get WAY up there.

so i guess im asking if anyone has seen/used this setup before and how it was.
also if anyone know of them laying around somewhere maybe i could get the contact info to pick it up
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That would be an OBS superduty or F-450, check the salvage yard Ford made them from 88- 97.
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so all SUPER dutys from 88-97 share this front end?
and all the hangers and stuff should work on mine?

GREAT INFO THANKS!!
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also should i buy a lift for a superduty then??

or will any 4wd lift with the 4 leafs work??

is there a difference?
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so all SUPER dutys from 88-97 share this front end?
YES and NO! an F-450 or old body style Superduty is a 14,500# comercial cab & chassis, with 10 hole wheels.
88-97 F-250/350s are not Superdutys.
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so i would need a rearend out of one of those too correct?

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basically i need to find the whole truck and swap out teh suspenions then..

anything else different on them?
drivesahft and my exhaust will work??

leafs will bolt on?
etc?

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Yes, you could swap the whole suspension but they ride like an Iron Wheeled Wagon!
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not too worried about the ride.. im sure mine isnt much better!

do i need a lift SPECIFICALLY for the super duty??
or can i buy an ordinary one for a 4wd f350 setup??

after i get this info. i think i can make a educated guess on the cost over functionality equation...

i just wanna leave my doors open to different ways to lift it up..

not go one way and once complete say OH MAN!!! i wish i would have done the other way!
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an F-350 rides like a towncar compared to a F-450
as far as lifts I cant help much with that.
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will a newer style trucks leaf spring bolt on the rear of my truck??
they make 10 inch lift LEAFS for the rear of the new style truck..

then i could make my own lift for the front.

anyone know?
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