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Hi all, my name is Caleb and I've been wanting to catch up with you guys for a while now. I have a stock 96 Bronco- 351, E40D. It's been a long time coming but I'm finally getting ready to swap some one ton legs under her (99-04 D60 & 10.25). However, the more I'm learning about this, the less I seem to know. I see several of the members here have gone the same route (SAS FSB). So I'm really looking forward to getting in touch sooner than later to start piecing this build together. I'm planning to focus on crawling and camping for the design vs go fast. Let me know if any of you have some info to share as I'm all ears at this point. I live in the Hollister area. Thanks again!
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January 14th, 2016, 12:55 pm
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another south bay guy, right on.

im in gilroy, but im in hollister/prunedale often

welcome, dont let us scare you off

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January 14th, 2016, 1:59 pm
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Welcome to the board. We have a couple guys do a d60 swap onto broncos each with a different method of going about it. Take a look at their build threads in project buildups.

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January 14th, 2016, 3:19 pm
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Welcome! That's a really common swap, but I swapped a D44 cuz I like to live dangerously, or just down right dangerous?

Jump over to the projects section and start a new build thread, post some pics and give your current parts / build dreams!

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January 14th, 2016, 4:32 pm
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Oh man, quit now while you’re ahead :mrgreen:

Sounds like you want more of a crawler? Will it be street registered/driven/legal? Does it need to be freeway capable or freeway comfortable? What size tire you after? Front suspension thoughts: link and coils vs leafs?

Are you thinking a stock-ish build with stock steering, axle shafts, hubs, etc? Or more crazy with high steer, axle shaft upgrades, 35 spline hubs, etc?

A few recent build threads here to help you (yes there are more, don’t be mad if I didn’t link your shit, you can add it). We often have project ADD so it may take several pages of scrolling, I tried to start them where the SAS stuff is actually happening. Just a few ideas to get the ball rolling. As you said, it often seems the more you really dig into it the less you know. I spent a TON of time reading and reading and re-reading threads before I did my 44 SAS years ago and a bunch more time before the 60.

My junk, 90 FSB, kingpin 60, 3 link, coils. Previously had a radius arm D44

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4464&start=210

Rich’s EB with 94(?) ball joint 60, 3 link, coils

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4330&start=255

Rick’s 95 FSB, king pin 60 on leaves

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4472&start=135

Peter’s 89(ish) F350(ish), king pin 60, was stock leaves, recently did shackle reversal

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1590&start=690

Welcome to the board, post some pics of what you're working with!

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January 15th, 2016, 9:03 am
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Welcome!

Yeah, pretty much exactly what Dan said, quit while you're ahead. I spent 5 years designing, planning, researching, replanning etc before I actually took the torch to my truck. Well worth the work at this point but it was a looooong road to get there.

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January 15th, 2016, 5:38 pm
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