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66 Going back to stock, I hope...

Postby 66CustomCab » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:44 pm

So this 66 F100 4 Wheel Drive had a ton of (really sub par) work done on it before I rescued it, including what I feel was an unwise lift.

Looking at the manuals, in the rear it shows a "spacer" between the spring seat and the spring. Question is, in stock configuration, how tall is this "spacer"? The one that is in there now is just shy of 7 inches tall, clearly adding to the overall instability of this lift. Need to get it back to stock, but can't find the necessary detail to tell me how tall this part should be.

Any thoughts?

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Postby eggman918 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:26 pm

4" on the F-250 IIRC
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Postby Manny » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:03 pm

66CustomCab wrote:So this 66 F100 4 Wheel Drive had a ton of (really sub par) work done on it before I rescued it, including what I feel was an unwise lift.

Looking at the manuals, in the rear it shows a "spacer" between the spring seat and the spring. Question is, in stock configuration, how tall is this "spacer"? The one that is in there now is just shy of 7 inches tall, clearly adding to the overall instability of this lift. Need to get it back to stock, but can't find the necessary detail to tell me how tall this part should be.

Any thoughts?



Yeah would have been a block your can change hangers and other stuff to eliminate them but they were in there from the factory 4 inch on highboy uncertain on the f100 :thup:
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Postby 66CustomCab » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:09 pm

Interesting responses, thanks. I found something that says the bed height (top) should be about 50 inches. Way above that now of course but you each mentioned something that gives me more questions to explore...
It appears some f250 parts may have been cloned onto this truck (like the 8 lug 16 inch wheels). At the same time is a mention of highboy... Factory/dealer option? How is that term defined? Is my assumption that some crazy aftermarket lift was done incorrect perhaps? :hmm:

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Postby cstoyer » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:54 am

So you have 8 lug axles on F-100 but originally they would have been 5 so can you identify which axles you have? Does you F-100 still have a coil spring front suspension?

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Postby cep62 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:57 pm

cstoyer wrote:So you have 8 lug axles on F-100 but originally they would have been 5 so can you identify which axles you have? Does you F-100 still have a coil spring front suspension?

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Do you have a divorced transfer case ?

Maybe you have a F250 with F100 badges ????

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Postby cstoyer » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:11 am

cep62 wrote:
cstoyer wrote:So you have 8 lug axles on F-100 but originally they would have been 5 so can you identify which axles you have? Does you F-100 still have a coil spring front suspension?

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Do you have a divorced transfer case ?

Maybe you have a F250 with F100 badges ????



That is a good question.


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