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Old 10-17-2009, 11:10 AM
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95 F350 Spring Mounts, HELP????

Okay fellas i got a big problem... In the process of installing a Rough Country 4" suspension lift on my 95 F-350 4x4. I believe that i have the DANA 60 upfront?? Anyway on the driver side Ford used a cast bracket to bolt the spring to the axle(will attach pics). When removing the front springs i had to cut the u-bolts to get the spring off. The bracket fell away with the 4 u-bolts rusted into the bracket. I have tried everything...heat, PB Blaster, 3' pipe wrench to turn them out. They wouldn't budge, they are stuck real good with almost 15 years of rust. So i used a grinder and cut them off flush thinking i could drill them out, again no luck. No i am at a road block, i have been to the local junk yard without luck. I have come up with 4 possibilities on a solution....

1. Find a usable factory part off a donor truck
2. Take my part to a machine shop to see if they can drill/press out the bolts
3. Find one from one of you guys on the forum
4. Fab one up from 1/4" flat stock

I really need some input on this one, the wife is getting increasingly unhappy seeing the truck up on blocks in the driveway!!!!

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which side did it come off of, passenger or driver, i know i have a brand new passenger one somewhere in the garage
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:19 AM
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which side did it come off of, passenger or driver, i know i have a brand new passenger one somewhere in the garage
Its from the driver side. The passanger side is welded to the frame, this one is held on with the U-bolts. Where did you pick up the passanger side unit?? Dealer?? I would buy new if i could find one.....
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:23 AM
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Also it has to be from an F-350, not a 250. The F-250 uses the TTB axle, the F-350 has the solid axle...
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Okay here is what I found on the net, looks like they used the part on all straight axle F-250 & F350 4X4 trucks from 92-present that used leaf springs in the front. Got this pic from Ebay, this guy is selling an axle from an 03' F250, the bubble is around the part I need.

Any help would be great guys, i can pay right away with paypal, money transfer, what ever.

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i was missing the same part you were missing, im doing a straight axle swap. I bought the driver side and the guy included the passenger side which i dont need because my passenger side is welded too
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Okay so i got one off of a 2003 250SD, its a little differnt , but after a little massaging with the ginder she fits like a glove!!!!
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Just make sure you get a Kidney belt to go with that lift! you could have had the best riding truck easyly just by using a RS kit and SD springs!!! I'll give ya a year before you swap it out.
4" lift gona hit those 37" off road once you are able to flex it will need a 6"
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