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Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-08-2015, 04:13 PM
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Posted By jbontke
Advice needed on 1956 front drop axle and u-bolts

I have a 1956 F100 that I am installing a PMT drop axle under. I ran into an issue where the distance between the u-bolts is further than the original u-bolt tie plate. I am using a u-bolt tie plate...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-28-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,570
Posted By jbontke
Yes, the cross member is installed. I have gone...

Yes, the cross member is installed. I have gone through the front suspension replacing bushings in the leaf springs, cleaned up the drag link (blasted and painted), new tire rod ends, PMT 3" drop...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-07-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By jbontke
Awesome, thanks for the help. I may as well get a...

Awesome, thanks for the help. I may as well get a manual, raytasch, where did you get your manual?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-18-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By jbontke
Help: 1956 F100 Front Leaf Spring Installation

After some researching and frustration, i need some help. I am in the process of re-installing the front springs on my 56 F100. When I put the pins in the shackles and rear spring mount I asked...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-14-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,110
Posted By jbontke
I'll answer my own question here. It took so...

I'll answer my own question here. It took so research but I found the TCI kit:

TCI Engineering ~ 1-800-984-6259 ~ American Made Street Rods, Hot Rods, Classic Trucks, Ford & Chevy Muscle Cars...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,110
Posted By jbontke
How do you find out the rules of each state? Is...

How do you find out the rules of each state? Is NC one of the states?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-07-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,110
Posted By jbontke
What rear leaf spring setup are you using and...

What rear leaf spring setup are you using and what gas tank is that?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-03-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By jbontke
Its interesting that you say to sand lengthwise,...

Its interesting that you say to sand lengthwise, why is that? And painting the leafs, why is this bad? Is sand blasting ok for leaf springs?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-30-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By jbontke
Sorry, I thought you used the explorer leaf...

Sorry, I thought you used the explorer leaf springs and was wondering what hanger setup you had.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-27-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By jbontke
What did you use for the spring perches?...

What did you use for the spring perches? Something from a fab shop or parts from the explorer frame?
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-27-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By jbontke
This will be interesting. I grabbed an explorer...

This will be interesting. I grabbed an explorer engine/trans/axle, but kept the f100 frame. Maybe this post will show me what I am missing out on.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-27-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,678
Posted By jbontke
How exactly do you calculate that? If you level...

How exactly do you calculate that? If you level the frame then set the caster, the raise in the rear causes the caster to increase (go positive), correct? So measuring the caster with all wheels on...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,678
Posted By jbontke
I have a drop axle from PMT and it has some...

I have a drop axle from PMT and it has some draglink 'raisers' that move the draglink up.

1953-1960 F100 CNC MACHINED TUBULAR DROPPED AXLE | pmtfabrication.com...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-06-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,570
Posted By jbontke
Let me know how your cross member fits. Someone...

Let me know how your cross member fits. Someone else with an non-roller block 302 using the same cross member had theirs fit perfectly. It left me wondering why I had such a hard time.
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 03-05-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,570
Posted By jbontke
Mainly so I did not have to modify the cab floor...

Mainly so I did not have to modify the cab floor to clear the transmission. The 4R70W transmission is beefy. Plus going lower allowed me to set the engine back more in the frame. I was opting for...
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