Re: Rear axle assembly for E350, but wondered if someone could use this?
These need to be modified to work on an F-series pickup because the perches are in a different spot. Still, that’s not hard to do, and this is arguably the best way to get rear disc brakes with the 8 on 6.5 bolt circle.
It uses all Ford parts, and has the integral parking brake. A grand is not an insignificant amount of money, but I once calculated the cost for the aftermarket conversion that holds two calipers... the Chevy braking caliper and a fancy mechanical caliper for a parking brake. It added up to about the same (a grand). The ElDorado calipers are not good, I have read.
If I badly wanted rear disc I would seriously consider this, but my experience with hydroboost as pushed rear disc way down on the priority list for my F350. It would be more about convenience of service than performance.
SHORT BED 4-DOOR DIESEL: 1986 F350 4x4 SRW under construction-- 7.3 IDIT R&D 64mm intercooled turbo 150cc IP stage 1 cam main girdle 13" Southbend clutch ZF-5 + GearVendors overdrive 4.10 axle gears hydroboost brakes
STRAIGHT SIX 4X4: 1981 F150 2wd to 4x4 conversion-- 300 I6 close ratio diesel T19, hydroboost brakes, Saginaw steering