Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Canadian National Chapter > Ontario Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Ontario Chapter Join Chapter>, Leader: loudfords

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-16-2010, 12:11 PM
fp_5's Avatar
fp_5 fp_5 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,149
fp_5 is starting off with a positive reputation.
F250 sway bars..

I located and bought a front and rear sway bar for the F250. They came of a '78 F250 but they came complete with all the brackets. Well almost...
The front sway bar bracket that connects to the I-beam sits under the coil spring and is held in place by the large bolt that holds the spring , radius arm and I-beam together. ugh! No simple task to remove or re-install so i had to leave them behind. If I had brought the cutting torch....but then the owner still wanted to drive the truck that wouldn't work.
I may have to fab something up. But if any one has an 73-79 2wd F250 laying around please hack of these brackets and send them my way ! Hey Jeff, you listnening?
No rush because i realized that the reciever hitch I mounted to the front of the truck to hold the spare tire covers up the sway bar mounting holes quite nicely! Back to the drawing board.....

The rear bar should go on no problem. One of the link ends was rusted thin where the bushings sat so I had to build it back up to the right diameter. I bought new bushings and should get the rear bar on this weekend.
I think the "Palace" will be much better behaved with the rear sway bar in place.

and then it will be soon time to get things into storage ....someplace!

Frank
__________________
'76 F100
'64 Falcon
'47 & '48 Ford Fordor Super Deluxe
'77 F250 Super Cab
" I thought I was wrong once but,...I was mistaken"
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-16-2010, 02:12 PM
Red Ford Truck's Avatar
Red Ford Truck Red Ford Truck is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,205
Red Ford Truck is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
What kind of storage were you looking for?

Quote:
Originally Posted by fp_5 View Post
I located and bought a front and rear sway bar for the F250. They came of a '78 F250 but they came complete with all the brackets. Well almost...
The front sway bar bracket that connects to the I-beam sits under the coil spring and is held in place by the large bolt that holds the spring , radius arm and I-beam together. ugh! No simple task to remove or re-install so i had to leave them behind. If I had brought the cutting torch....but then the owner still wanted to drive the truck that wouldn't work.
I may have to fab something up. But if any one has an 73-79 2wd F250 laying around please hack of these brackets and send them my way ! Hey Jeff, you listnening?
No rush because i realized that the reciever hitch I mounted to the front of the truck to hold the spare tire covers up the sway bar mounting holes quite nicely! Back to the drawing board.....

The rear bar should go on no problem. One of the link ends was rusted thin where the bushings sat so I had to build it back up to the right diameter. I bought new bushings and should get the rear bar on this weekend.
I think the "Palace" will be much better behaved with the rear sway bar in place.

and then it will be soon time to get things into storage ....someplace!

Frank
The campground I both my trailers at is close and quite reasonable.
__________________
Red Ford Truck
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-17-2010, 02:30 PM
LightningRyan's Avatar
LightningRyan LightningRyan is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 319
LightningRyan is starting off with a positive reputation.
Sorry no Brackets but storage Brad Clements 905 878 6576. That's where I keep my Truck great price. Cement floor but no heat.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-23-2010, 10:46 AM
fp_5's Avatar
fp_5 fp_5 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,149
fp_5 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Update,....rear sway bar on, finished late Sunday nitght an didn't test drive it until yesterday. Great improvement on the highway and even noticable a low speed when turning. I can't wait to get the front one on now as it will stiffen things up even more.

So for storage,,,,what exactly is a great price? I'd like to find something closer than the hills of Courtice or way out by the Milton Hilton. Indoor would be great but I'd need a 12 foot clearance to get inside. What do you guys pay? Whats reasonable?

Frank
__________________
'76 F100
'64 Falcon
'47 & '48 Ford Fordor Super Deluxe
'77 F250 Super Cab
" I thought I was wrong once but,...I was mistaken"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-23-2010, 11:32 AM
loudfords's Avatar
loudfords loudfords is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Beachville, Ontario
Posts: 3,622
loudfords has a good reputation on FTE.loudfords has a good reputation on FTE.
Can't help you with storage, but did you find the front mounts yet? I looked at grabbing one of an F250 for my F150 a few years ago, but yeah, looking at the i-beam mounting brackets discouraged me from going back to the auto wreckers to grab it.
__________________
Chad - loudfords - Ontario Chapter Leader
Click HERE to join the Ontario Chapter

1979 F150 351W
2003 Explorer XLT
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-23-2010, 02:21 PM
fp_5's Avatar
fp_5 fp_5 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,149
fp_5 is starting off with a positive reputation.
No brackets yet, I may post in the classified section of FTE with a picture from the manual . Not hard to remove if your in the garage but different story if your out in a field with limited tools.

Frank
__________________
'76 F100
'64 Falcon
'47 & '48 Ford Fordor Super Deluxe
'77 F250 Super Cab
" I thought I was wrong once but,...I was mistaken"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-23-2010, 03:23 PM
Red Ford Truck's Avatar
Red Ford Truck Red Ford Truck is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,205
Red Ford Truck is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Well the campground regular rate........

Quote:
Originally Posted by fp_5 View Post
No brackets yet, I may post in the classified section of FTE with a picture from the manual . Not hard to remove if your in the garage but different story if your out in a field with limited tools.

Frank
Is $250 per Annam but because I have a seasonal site he only charges $100 for the year for the little fibreglass beachcomber.

I can ask for you next time I'm at the trailer if he'd be OK with the storage of the palace and how much it would cost if you'd like.
__________________
Red Ford Truck
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-25-2010, 06:49 AM
truckfarmingcanuck's Avatar
truckfarmingcanuck truckfarmingcanuck is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Napanee, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 417
truckfarmingcanuck is starting off with a positive reputation.
Frank been busy at work lately so just checking stuff out. I have the front brackets that you need. They are not removed as you can imagine so I'll take a look and see how seized up they are.

TFC
__________________
Jeff's Fleet
1974 F100 Ranger XLT "Tennessee", 1977 F150 Supercab "Stretch", 1979 F100 "Copper", 1981 F150 Stepside "Ethyl", 2001 F150 4X4 7700 Series "The Big Truck", 1986 Mustang Convertible and a 1955 F100 yet to me named.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-27-2010, 09:03 AM
fp_5's Avatar
fp_5 fp_5 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,149
fp_5 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks Jeff,
A torch would be the easiest way provided you don't want to save the I beam or coil spring. There's no rush since I have to revisit my spare tire mount to clear the front sway bar. Definitely a project that will take up most of a weekend.

frank
__________________
'76 F100
'64 Falcon
'47 & '48 Ford Fordor Super Deluxe
'77 F250 Super Cab
" I thought I was wrong once but,...I was mistaken"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-08-2010, 09:09 PM
truckfarmingcanuck's Avatar
truckfarmingcanuck truckfarmingcanuck is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Napanee, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 417
truckfarmingcanuck is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a set Frank. The frame is already cut and being used as engine craddle. All I need is to sell the 390 and the job will be real easy.

TFC
__________________
Jeff's Fleet
1974 F100 Ranger XLT "Tennessee", 1977 F150 Supercab "Stretch", 1979 F100 "Copper", 1981 F150 Stepside "Ethyl", 2001 F150 4X4 7700 Series "The Big Truck", 1986 Mustang Convertible and a 1955 F100 yet to me named.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 09:09 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Canadian National Chapter > Ontario Chapter

Tags
09, 1966, 2001, 4x4xspec, bar, bars, bolt, expedition, f100, f150, f250, ford, put, rusted, sway

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sway Bar, e150 vs e250 Box on Wheels 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 13 05-13-2014 08:26 PM
78 F100 Sway Bar Brackets puroford 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 03-04-2014 10:26 AM
OEM F+R Sway Bar, 3rd times a charm. Imports2Domestics 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 13 09-07-2013 10:09 AM
E-Series sway bars ydaveitsu 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 5 06-24-2011 01:17 PM
Sway bar mounting bracket UncleBob75 Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 5 10-13-2003 12:21 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup