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1990 B2 bought it 4 months ago and look forward to an engine swap one day


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I bought a 1990 b2 from the orignal owner!! he still had the 1990 title.
Sad story is he could no longer drive it since 2009 when he got cancer and couldnt operate the manual clutch,
It makes me want to baby this thing and bring it to its former glory,

What ive done already,
lifted the whole thing around 4-6" (didnt measure before and after)
I used brand new f150 coil spings off amazon for a 1995.
I used brand new 1997 Rear Honda passport shocks for the fornt shocks. monroe cataloged for specific size, works perfectly

I found someone seling whole leaf packs from a 2001 RWD f150 and they are 2 3/4 wide so it fit perfect I kept the overload spring on bronco and cut off the ends to the overload spring from the f150 and slid the whole thing under the bronco's overload spring. It was a little redneck inginuity but I like it,
I used 1995 rear f150 shocks 4wd version for the rear of the bronco.


I also added 33,12.5,15 tires all the way around. the only place it rubs is the inside fender wall. I will trim it with an exacto this week and it will fix my problem. ( really only an issue at full radius turn and going backwards as the MT teeth grab it)

Installed a Drop pitman arm to combat the lift,
bought but havent installed a drop axle bracket.

2.9l FM146 3.73 axles with a limited slip in the rear.
This thing is amazing offroad and I love how quick the turning radius is after have a 1995 f150 ext cab with an 8 foot bed it is a bit different.
 


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Overalll I spent
60 bucks on coil springs
80 on rear leaf packs
60 on all shocks
40 drop pitman arm
120 on 2 differnt sets of 33,12.5,15
 

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ill take some today and post tonight, off to work at Chick fil A 11am to close, it might be late tonight
 

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Sharp looking truck.
How are the top of the f150 coil springs held in place?
 

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Do you have a J hook or some other way of making sure the top of the spring doesn't pop out on a major bump?
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I actually just bought 1.5" wide metal strap to go around the coil and spring before I take it to far. I just finished the lift yesterday :)

Also these are when I bought it and the journey to paint and lifting it. Before I added the four degrees camber bushings makes me laugh each time.
 

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Overalll I spent
60 bucks on coil springs
80 on rear leaf packs
60 on all shocks
40 drop pitman arm
120 on 2 differnt sets of 33,12.5,15


been doing it like that since about 89. relocate/ship rad arm brackets back a lil and 150 arms really make use of travel.
 

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save those for the ls swap.
 


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