Just about everyone who is passionate about custom classic trucks feels the same way about tools and equipment. If you're into trucks and wander through the tool department at the mall while the other half is shopping, you fit the profile.
When it comes to making chassis modifications, like replacing suspension components, it's easy to be intimidated if you don't have a well-equipped shop. However there's nothing to fear if you don't. Thanks to Bob's F-100 Parts and Restoration you can install a four-bar and coilover rear suspension system under your pickup with basic handtools.
Bob's kit comes with four-bar brackets that fit existing holes in the frame so there are no alignment or measurement difficulties. It's simply a matter of removing the original spring hangers, drilling the holes slightly larger, then bolting the brackets in place with the supplied hardware. Same with the rear crossmember, remove the rivets and bolt the crossmember in place through the enlarged existing holes. The included Panhard bar also has bolt-on brackets for the rearend and the frame.
While the major components of Bob's four-bar kit bolt on, there is some welding that can't be avoided, specifically it's required to attach the four-bar and coilover brackets to the rearend housing. If you have a welder, you're all set. For those without a welder the position of the brackets can be marked (or if you don't completely trust your welding skills when it comes to suspension components the brackets can be tacked in place) then the rearend can be transported to a pro.
Bob's F-100 four-bar kit comes with everything necessary for installation, including Aldan coilover shocks with springs chosen for the application. A great companion to Bob's bolt-in front suspension, these kits make it easy to get professional results in your own garage with just basic tools. You can always go shopping with the little woman and look for more tools later.