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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Hello all my name is nick.I just bought a 78 250 with a pretty high lift in the back and nothing in the front. I was wondering if the "highboy" front leaf springs would fit under it to match the back.
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In 78 the frame's on the F250's changed(hence the different "sayings" like highboy(67-77.5) and lowboy(78-after))I don't think the leaf springs will work in the front from the early "highboys" as the frame is different. Have you checked to see if someone put taller lift blocks in the rear to achieve that?
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I took a picture of the rear end under the truck. Only problem is I cant get it to load. But there is a block under my leaf springs. This block also has something sticking out like it would cup My axle under enough pressure. Is there anyway to messure the lift? And 1 other question. Is there anyway for me to tell what kind of axles it has?
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4wd or 2wd? And I'll be willing to bet the rear is a Dana 60, you can see if there is a tag on the differential cover on the axle(s) that should give you the model axle.
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Its 4x4 with a straight drive if that matters. I havent seen a tag yet and ive looked on both. Thank you for the info so far. Ive got a ton more when it comes to this truck.
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That's about the only way I know of to know what axle's it came with, I posted a thread in the 1973-1991 F150 forum about decoding the "Door Tag" on these trucks, really broke it down so you can really decode that thing, might try looking that over!
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http://www.fordtruckclub.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=5648

That's the link for the tag decoder, IIRC that block for the springs should be there.. It's been awhile since I've looked at a 4x4 78, I can check my 88 tomorrow and see if they are the same though.
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Thank you for that link I went out this mornINg to checkin my door and all I have in yhere is a asticker from a NC inspector. Now the truck has been painted and I believe they paintwd over that sticker and some how covered my dash vin number. Im not too sure with these trucks but are the 60's a good axle? If not what should I look into? Thos goin to be a dd and off road truck. Also wondering what kind of headers are good? I was lookIn at the hooker headers as thats what was on my 83 k-5 blazer.

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without other mods, headers may be a disappointment if your looking for power you can feel


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Ill keep that in mind it will be a bit before I order some. Id like to get the motor looked at and a maybe rebuild done first. I believ this motor is still 95% original. truck only had 57k original miles when I got it. Thank you all for the advice so far.


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