I purchased some Quigley take-off parts from a member who was doing a Ujoint conversion on his 2003 7.3 E350. I picked up the front axle with coils, control arms, frame brackets (minus trackbar bracket), and shocks. I finally got around to installing everything on my 1996 7.3 2WD E350 but have run into a problem and am looking for some advice. The issue is that the top of the front diff is hitting the engine cross member while the vehicle is sitting on the ground.
Does anyone know if Quigley used a different engine cross member for their conversions? Maybe one out of an F-truck?
Looking at my options I could either modify my cross member for clearance and gusset whatever it needed for support and strength, lift the frame using whatever taller springs, spacers, etc i can come up with which might involve making new control arm to frame brackets to keep those angles right (the track bar bracket attaches to the cross member but I was going to make that anyway), or see if Quigley did use a different cross member and see if i can get one of those. And yeah I know about the Ujoint option and am most likely going to go that route on a future van but not on this one.
I appreciate the help!