1st gen lightning frame - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150 SVT Ford F150 Lightning, Roush, Saleen and other performance F150's

1st gen lightning frame

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-27-2008, 07:54 PM
387designs 387designs is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ct
Posts: 121
387designs is starting off with a positive reputation.
1st gen lightning frame

I am curious to know what the actual differences are between a lighning chassis and a regular f150 chassis. Every where it just said they were "heavy duty"
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 08:34 PM
Silver Streak Silver Streak is offline
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 3,241
Silver Streak is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
The main difference is the thickness of the rails. The L rails were formed from thicker steel. I think there are also some stiffening braces that the std. F-150 didn't get, but I don't remember for sure.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 11:01 PM
Blurry94's Avatar
Blurry94 Blurry94 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Calhoun GA
Posts: 3,125
Blurry94 has a great reputation on FTE.Blurry94 has a great reputation on FTE.Blurry94 has a great reputation on FTE.Blurry94 has a great reputation on FTE.
They're the same thickness as the 4x4 F-150's. The L frames also have plates welded at the rear gussets; just above the axle tubes.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dead ? Yahiko Washington Chapter 21 04-19-2014 10:47 AM
Are we having a December Meet? Yahiko Washington Chapter 1 12-07-2013 12:23 PM
September Meeting Yahiko Washington Chapter 11 09-10-2012 01:53 PM
f100 f150 chassis 387designs 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1 11-07-2010 11:06 AM
How 'bout them Tigers!!!!! Mustangsean Tennessee Chapter 6 03-27-2006 09:49 PM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

f150, ford, frame, lighting, lightning, stiffening, truck

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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:51 PM.