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Old 04-13-2009, 08:03 AM
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i have a 1972 ford f100 lwb and im wanting to lower it and on the back im going to do a flip kit to drop it 4 inchs and i have that figured out, but on the front i want to use drop i beams from djm suspenion but do i use the stock springs and can i use disc brake off of a 1978 f100 without moding the i beams?
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The DJM site list the same drop beams for a 65-78 F100.
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can i use the stock springs?
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I would contact DJM if that is what you are going to run. I believe that is the intent, get the drop from their arms, not the springs. Drop springs on a Twin I Beam make for nasty camber problems.
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Yes you use the stock springs. If you order the dropped arms from DJM just make sure you specify that you are using the 78 spindles and brakes, my understanding is that there was a kingpin change in 75 and they will not interchange.
Here is a good article on f100 brake swaps.
http://www.fordification.com/discbrakes01.htm

I'm working on a 67 F100 Longbed with those dropped arms and flip kit right now in my shop, I'll post a pic tomorrow.

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Old 04-16-2009, 06:54 AM
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I checked the truck that im taking the brakes form and its a 1974.
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