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Old 07-13-2013, 06:09 AM
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2001 v10 front end questions

hello !
Fairly new to ford trucks , bought my 01 v10 in november last year , done some work to it so far and now i am looking at the front end , trying to get it in top shape for the winter , as i will be plowing .

So far , i know that i need tie rods , ball joints, springs and alignment.
well....i want to go a little further than that and replace as many parts as possible since a lot of the parts are coming off so i was thinking if i could just find a whole front end assy with everything on it rebuilt , like a whole front end swap , just like i would swap a motor .
Does anybody knows if such thing is being sold ?
I did a little search last night , checked ebay mostly and i could only find used front ends , mostly with high miles .
The other thing is that , if i end up starting this project , i would need it done within a few days , because i use my truck for work every day and i would prefer to do this on my own and not getting ripped of by any of the shops around me . I dont trust the shops that much , and being that i have a place , tools and a buddy with mechanical experience on trucks i would like to do this my self , but i know a project like this would take some good time and once i start pulling parts out i would like to replace them ....
so ....to simplify things i was thinking of a complete front end drop and replaced .
If there is no such thing and i would have to through buying every single part i was wondering if some one who has the knowledge or has done this before to give me like a parts list or a little sense of direction on what to get and what to do .

I have very little mechanical experience , but i am eager to learn and get things done on my own with a little help from my buddy .

Thanks in advance
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:27 PM
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Unless your truck has over 250,000 miles you wouldn't really 'need' a front end swap, just all the regular maintenance and parts like your tie-rods, ball joints, maybe stronger springs if you havent already for a plow.

My 99 has 335,000 km or just over 210,000 miles i believe, 3rd owner, and i only did standard front end replacement parts/maintenance and it gave no issues, so unless yours was abused you shouldnt have a problem
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:22 PM
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thanks for the reply , you may be right , but since i will get into it , i would like to get most of it done just so i dont have to deal with it anymore .
So i would also like to get like a diagram of the front axle , with parts and part numbers ...any idea where i can find anything like that ? i searched the forum here but no luck so i will try the dealer monday
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:53 PM
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If you're already headed to the dealer, that's your best bet of getting the right diagram with the information you need. I'm not one to say what's best over what, but if you're going for the whole front end swap you're right, you won't have issues after that for quite a long time. Regular maintenance is just cheaper, and probably all that's needed
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