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  1. drptop70ss
    11-29-2016 10:54 PM - permalink
    drptop70ss
    sorry I keep forgetting to get this measurement, I did it and then forgot the number! I think it is around 25" but I will double check.
  2. 2deuces
    11-10-2016 11:13 PM - permalink
    2deuces
    Dave, I've been following your builds. Thank you. I was wondering if I could get a measurement from the top of your wheel well opening to the ground on your truck using the stock springs. Thanks Gary
  3. drptop70ss
    11-10-2016 10:04 AM - permalink
    drptop70ss
    This is a worst case scenario but it happens. Check this out for front lower control arm removal pics.


    http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/14...e-jag-ifs.html
  4. drptop70ss
    11-10-2016 09:55 AM - permalink
    drptop70ss
    To get the springs out I use a long length of 1/2" threaded rod and large washers / nuts put through the crossmember, springs, and lower spring plate. With that installed I remove the spring plate bolts and then unscrew the nut on the bottom end of the threaded rod to drop out the spring plate. the threaded rod has to be long enough to let the spring fully expand. For installation I use lengths of 3/8 NF threaded rod screwed into the lower control arm and nuts tightened up evenly a little at a time to raise up the spring plate and compress the springs. I put plenty of anti sieze on the threads of all threaded rods to prevent galling. There are pictures of doing this in one or both of my build threads. Springs are dangerous so if you are not sure ask questions. Lower control arm fulcrum bolts can be a real bear, I will post a link to a thread I have with pictures removing one that was really stubborn. No jag IFS I have rebuilt had both of the bolts come out without a fight.
  5. hotrodbrando
    11-10-2016 08:47 AM - permalink
    hotrodbrando
    Hey man, I'm going to follow your guidelines on my jag installation. Any tips or issues with disassembling the front end for cleaning and new bushings? I'll get the stuff from Rock like you mentioned and I believe the rack is good. Just curious if there were any difficulties. How about removing the springs? Thanks!!!
    Brandon
  6. drptop70ss
    11-29-2015 02:43 PM - permalink
    drptop70ss
    Hi Philip! Not sure on the 4.6 install, but the jag IFS should not make a difference on what engine you use. The jag is very compact, only issue is engine positioning for steering shaft clearance to the exhaust, but that is a normal with any custom engine install. I would look at what exhaust manifolds are available. If you have the ability to fabricate fenderwell headers sure made my install easy on truck #2, truck #1 I am using rear dump headers that I modified to work.
  7. Philthy50
    11-29-2015 11:34 AM - permalink
    Philthy50
    Dave,
    My name is Phillip, and I am working on a 50 F1. I have been contemplating putting jag ifs and irs in it. Do you know if anyone has done this with a 4.6l? Thanks for documenting your build its awesome, great inspiration for me.
    Phillip
  8. drptop70ss
    10-15-2015 10:53 AM - permalink
    drptop70ss
    Hi Roy,
    I have not done a hitch on truck #1 yet, wont be done until the body goes back on, plans are to hide it behind a fold down license plate holder. Truck #2 has a spot for a tow ball on the rear bumper so I will not need a separate receiver.
  9. schoo
    10-15-2015 10:24 AM - permalink
    schoo
    Hi dave I'm slowly get the rear of the truck finished working on a trailer hitch and was looking for your install could not find it
    If you have a few pic of your install could you post to me some
    Thanks roy
  10. 56panelford
    08-22-2015 03:01 PM - permalink
    56panelford
    Thank you, you have some pretty good ones yourself.

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