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Any leveling kits for 1980 F-100???

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Any leveling kits for 1980 F-100???

Post #1 by 80ford100 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:26 pm

I have a 1980 f-100 custom and want to lift up the front about 3 inches to get rid of that ugly low front dragster look. Anybody have any suggestions for a do-it-yourself kit or a store bought one? Would f-150 springs lift it up 2-3 inches?

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Post #2 by 80broncoman » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:35 pm

I know there are differences between the 2 you might not think of. I really can't remember them all.
I think the 100 were quite a bit lighter. You might find out that a F150 spring that is supposed to be a 2-3 lift is a 4 1/2 on a F100
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Re: Any leveling kits for 1980 F-100???

Post #3 by woodbutcher » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:58 pm

:hmmm: Instead of raising the front,why don`t you lower the rear?Much cheaper.Hanger and shackle kits are readily available.Also the bushing kits.Raising the front could also screw up the alignment.
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Re: Any leveling kits for 1980 F-100???

Post #4 by arse_sidewards » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:01 am

Find some aluminum coil spacer pucks on ebay for $50 shipped. You could also find some lowering shackes for the same price. if you're truck has blocks under the leaf springs you can uninstall them for free.
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Post #5 by BIG 6 farmer » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:50 pm

Yes, you wanna be careful raising your front. You can throw your camber out wack, burn the outside edges of your front tires. :nod: On any Ford Trucks or Econolines Ive had. I always have used spring clamps to lower the front down one coil, to adjust camber. For better tire wear and handling. ( unless it already suffers from front spring sag )
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Re: Any leveling kits for 1980 F-100???

Post #6 by 80ford100 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:40 pm

Alright sounds like i want to stay away from the front. How would I go about lowering the back? Would removing leaf springs do it? If so which ones should i remove (out of the pack of 4) to drop it down about 2-3 inches?

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Post #7 by 80broncoman » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:43 pm

80ford100 wrote:Alright sounds like i want to stay away from the front. How would I go about lowering the back? Would removing leaf springs do it? If so which ones should i remove (out of the pack of 4) to drop it down about 2-3 inches?

longer shackles on the back should do it. Shackles are the bracket the rear end of the spring bolt to and alos bolt to the spring hangers. Keep in mind this will change the pinion angle and you might have to get some angle shims to set is back to the correct angle.
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