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Old 08-26-2009, 02:45 AM   #1
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Can i use 1965 mustang leaf springs on a 1984 truck?

i have a 1984 ford f150 2wd i was wondering if i could use 1965 rear leaf springs on the front there's 3 inches between the mustang leaf springs and the conversion kit for my truck is that a big deal??
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:04 AM   #2
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Can i use 1965 mustang leaf springs on a 1984 truck?

Car springs are not made to carry the load required from a truck. You can buy helper leafs for your truck. Each one will add 1000 lbs to your carrying capacity.
Coincidently, I've owned both a '65 mustang (coupe w/289,200 hp, 3spd), and an '84 F-150 ( 300 six, 2wd, 4spd). I never messed with the suspension on the 'stang, but I did add 1 leaf to the rear axle of the truck. I paid a spring company, Jenson & Mitchell in Paterson, NJ $200 to make the conversion.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:23 AM   #3
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Can i use 1965 mustang leaf springs on a 1984 truck?

no, the spring is not strong enough, and to do so you would have to move the front eye forward 1.5 inches and the rear eye back 1.5 inches to center the spring
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:01 AM   #4
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Can i use 1965 mustang leaf springs on a 1984 truck?

The Mustang leaf springs will not be stiff enough for a truck. I would just go to a junkyard and get some leaf springs off another truck. Leaf springs are cheap. You can probably get a pair for about $30.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:20 AM   #5
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Can i use 1965 mustang leaf springs on a 1984 truck?

No.. the weight of the truck will flatten out the springs... springs are designed to work within a particular load rating, so springs from a truck and a car may look the same, but won't preform the same....
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Can i use 1965 mustang leaf springs on a 1984 truck?

conversion kit. explain
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