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Old 09-02-2017, 04:34 PM   #21
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Please forgive me if my question should be a new thread, instead of bumping this old one, but the kind of parts list that deminimis and daveb both posted at the start of this thread is what I am hoping for. If you can, please help me figure out what front wheel drive conversion I have. My SMB rig is a Ford 2006 6.0L diesel EB-50 and the original owner was charged $15,120 for the "Ford 4x4 SMB 4wd conversion" (+ $1500 for ARB air locker "front axle") on a Feb. 2006 SMB West invoice. The SMB sales pitch was apparently that this conversion would allow for easy parts access and repairs at Ford dealerships. I just had the local dealership replace a faulty left front ABS sensor, and the Ford part that was pre-ordered for the repair was incorrect. The Ford mechanic was able to locate the correct sensor at a local third party parts store, and he said that it is a "Chevy hub" part! This by far isn't the first experience that I have had where what was ordered, and what was charged for and specified on the SMB West invoice, and what was actually installed or done are two or three different things. Crawling around under the rig I found that my front differential is a Dynatrac (maybe a Dynatrac Pro-Roc 60?, says "Patent Pending"), and the left caliper has a casting number "6F D8 134247", and below "5157". The part number of the replacement "Chevy" ABS sensor was "ABS593". My front end has U-joints, leaf springs, and a vertical detachable link on each side of the axle between the springs and the U-joints. The hubs are ARB air lockers of some sort and my wheels are 16" aluminum rims, Old Man Emu Nitro Shocks, and there is an Advance Atlas II at the other end of the front drive shaft. Does anyone out there have a similar vintage conversion setup done by SMB West that can tell me what I have, and hopefully brand and part numbers for what was used in this particular SMB 4wd conversion? Thanks, Walter
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:12 PM   #22
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That's a standard SMB front axle build prior to when Ford made a change. After that they used the same stuff but the brakes are larger Ford brakes than the earlier models. They also did Quigley but those didn't use the Dynatrac axle up front. Chevy parts??? Not that I've found but I'm running a Brakeman system. Even with that I was told I could use Ford pads/rotors in a pinch. I'd call Dynatrac.
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