Hot Rod Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi i am new to this site and have a 49 F1 and want to install power steering and have heard the Toyota gear box works well, also want to lower the truck any suggestions and info?? I already own a Toyota 4x4 for the donor gear box and am using the stock F1 frame.. thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
677 Posts
I have a '50 F47 (Canadian F1) that I hope to start 1 day. I plan on dropping the front axle, and using an Explorer rear with the springs mounted below. You can do the same with the front axle but you might run into clearance problems. I've got the steering box and the rear end, but that's as far as I have gone.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
What kind of clearance problems do you think I will run into? Want to go with about a 3 inch drop axle and the Toyota steering with a total disc brake conversion!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I heard that too!! Do you know what year explorer axles work for this?? I am guessing the smaller older explorers like 03 and older, not sure the year they went with the bigger body!! Thanks alot for the info!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
677 Posts
For disc brakes you'll need a 96 or newer Explorer rear. Bear in mind I haven't put it in yet, but I know there'll be some cutting and welding involved to make it fit. It's not a bolt in. Here's a good article from Ford Truck enthusiasts that's good reading. About 1/2 way down there's info on Explorer rear ends.

1948 through 1960 Ford F-1 and F-100 Rear Axle (differential) Swaps .: Articles
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top