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Hoping to get this thing finished soon! :)
 

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With the old Dana 60 and 44" Hawgs in the rear.
 

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Shortening the wheelbase. Moving the spring hangars forward. The wheel base is now 125". Those are 57" Ford springs turned around backwards BTW.
 

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And the rear back together. Pretty good departure angle. 8)
 

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Back together in the snow. Now I just need to finish plumbing the brakes and get a 2-piece rear driveshaft.
 

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I think I got the pics fixed. If not, PM me and I can e-mail them to anyone that wants them.

You're exactly right, the 44" Hawgs hit the cab on compression even with the tires turned straight ahead. And when I say hit I mean wouldn't really move if going slow - it was pretty severe.

I moved the front axle forward about 3 - 3.5" when I put in my Dana 60 with the TSLs. I did this by running some hybrid 52" front springs and redrilled the axle spring perches to move the axle 1" forward. Also, I'm running a more vertical shackle angle than my old set up had. If this doesn't keep them out of the cab, I'm going to tub it.

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I'll probably just put some type of tube bed on it eventually. A factory bed wouldn't really work well since my rear axle is forward 9" from stock. I originally ditched the bed because the previous owner had smacked a couple of trees with it and it was falling apart. Also, I wanted to save some weight.

Ryan
 
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