A Chevy Dana 60 axle was selected for the front end for strength and a right-side pumpkin for the custom T-case, but installing a Chevy axle in a Ford presented some challenges. The Chevy hubs were replaced with late-model Ford F-250 manual locking hubs and brake rotors. The Chevy stub axles were also swapped for Ford F-350 parts. The outer bearing surfaces of both spindles were machined 5/8 inch deeper (toward the inner bearing surface), the locking threads were chased back 5/8 inch deeper, and the end of the spindles were cut down by 5/8 inch. The steering was changed from left knuckle to right, and a custom-made steering block keeps the drag link nearly level from the top of the steering block to the pitman arm. Custom spring hangers dropped the shackles and the 8-inch springs to meet the axle. Adding a 3-inch body lift into the equation gave the truck 18 inches of lift.