Mike, just noticed you're out of Albany up the road. My donor crewcab came out of Albany. I threw my Dana 50 back under it and I'm getting some of the mechanical issues sorted out to flip it. Bought it simply for the Dana 60 on a "mechanic special" type thing and figured I could make a few bucks in the deal.
You have got air bags or a very heavy aftermarket springs on that truck. It should sag some by design with that much load on it. If your springs are doing this, you must get a very rough ride empty.
Neither of those actually. In this picture it has sagged. Now, it was equipped from the factory with the heavy overloads, so it sags to those and more or less and doesn't go a lot further after that. With that said, yes, it does ride like a truck of yesterday. There is no comparison for sure; hop in any newer super duty and you'd think it was a Cadillac compared to mine. But, I will out haul any new F350 that doesn't have aftermarket help. Now because it rides like an actual truck, I don't really want to do any sort of add-a-leaf to the front to clear tires and make it ride like a wagon and rubbing under normal driving is a non-starter for me too. Alright, I've stirred the pot enough it seems.
I dont know bout that Brad 37s only rubbed on mine when I turned and twisted, like pullin out of my drive.
That's all I like to see in a reply. "Yes, 37's will fit but they rub on sharp turns coming out of my driveway". The guy who asked the question can decided if he wants to deal with that or not. But you are letting him know the whole story and what to expect.
I read thru the entire thread on that other sight. From the looks of it, I should be able to easily mount the engine and trans without having to do a bunch of major mods, aside from fabbing the engine to frame brackets. A step that might not have even been needed, had the original engine mounts been left intact on my engine.
I didn't have any to much trouble with mine. Main thing I would do different is the actual motor mount setup. The later Dodge trucks use an eye bushing like suspensions to mount, while the one I took apart used a regular sandwich style mount. Apparently the Dodge has a flatter angle, as the mounts have settled. A substitute I used is actually body bushings to deal with that settling. The trans mount isn't that hard to deal with since Ford made a number of mounting locations. I didn't have to change anything about the firewall or rad support for the motor, I had to modify the rad support for the intercooler.