Originally Posted by im gooby
We understand that it is not plug and play. The donor truck is a 2001, so 12 years old as opposed to 30.
I live in Manitoba, and heim joints are illegal on every aspect of the vehicle. If we could use them we would.
We have two options with the 3 link. Either making a sub frame for the stock arms or make a custom set up. We are leaning more towards the custom, the first option was just what we had discussed prior to looking too heavily into the topic.
The beautiful thing about the steering knuckles is they are reversible. The major down side to the front axle is the steering arms are on the bottom and raise to about mid axle. There is a kit to switch the steering to the top, but we are shooting to use the stock arms as they will be adequate for the intended purpose.
We got under the donor truck today and found out that the steering box has been removed - my guy doesn't remember removing it, so we are thinking someone jumped his fence and stole it.
Also realized that my comparison measurements for my trucks height have been compared to my dads 03 DC PreRunner with sagged springs. Measurement is 25"(this will increase when the front goes up, may not be much but it will)
I appreciate the criticism, and the help.
25" is a good height, and after the swap you may even be lower in the front than you think. Either way, I'd remove those lift blocks and build yourself some longer shackles to accommodate the height difference for the rear. The leaf springs cause axle wrap enough, blocks don't need to help it!
Take plenty photos, we all love photos. And I'm sure more constructive criticism will be given throughout the build. Chose to take it if you will