I finally got my hands on a OBS RCLB. I've been looking for a clean one for a while and low and behold, last week I took one in on trade at a dealership I work for.
'96 F250 RCLB XL, 4WD, 7.3L w/ Auto, Chrome effects, Alcoa Wheels.
The truck has 382K miles and was taken very good care of. My girlfriend and I plan to restore the truck over time.
It needs quite a bit of work in the front, and I'm already thinking that if I'm going to rip it apart, I really want to do a D60. Obviously there are tons of threads on this, and I could Google search write ups on it, but I'm looking for the following information -
1. What is all needed for the swap? Ford P/N's would benefit me.
2. Did the F250 have two optional rear diffs in '96 so I need to make sure what front axle I source matches?
3. If I plan to lift the truck 4" what parts could be done at the same time?
4. Places to source parts?
5. Ballpark estimate on this swap.
I've known the basics with these trucks but slowly starting to build more of a knowledge base.