2.5 Ton Rockwells to my 2006 F-150?

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  1. backwoodscountryman

    backwoodscountryman Broken Truck Edition

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    So what would it take to merry my truck to this 2.5 Ton Rockwell Axles on a straight chassis with leaf springs with all steering components?

    I mean the body itself,the tranny,the motor.Everything?

    And yes i can do all the fab work needed.Cutting/welding,grinding and so on.

    Also how much besides what i would spend on the Rockwells would i expect to shell out for all what i would need?

    Give her a look

    Rockwells

    Or its not even worth it?
     
  2. mustangwarrior

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    if you are using that chassis, i dont think it would be all the difficult, would just need to make custom body mounts, motor mounts etc. seem like it would be a fairly easy concept, but i would do it to an older truck rather than yours
     
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    I'm with Nick, custom body mounts, engine mounts, and transmission mount and you should be about set. The only think I think would be the steering geometry might change and you could fix that too.
     
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    check the wheelbase length as well. if your those wont match your current wheelbase measurement, you have a bigger headache: either have to chop your truck shorter, or find a way to make it longer.
     
  5. iowaredneck

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    find a different truck to do this too, something older that fits the length
     
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    First i agree with every one else on do it to something older, but i think it would be easier to put the axle under your truck's frame. Then it would be like doing a SAS to your truck, You already have all the motor, tranny, and body mounts there.
     
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    first off why do u want to do this? lol itd be coool but why
     
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    half tractor half truck..who wouldn't? lol
     
  9. TFIDDLE

    TFIDDLE VEEEE TEn

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    I like tha idea. Go for it
     
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    lol i jus want rockwells for my 78
     

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