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Old 11-27-2011, 11:21 AM
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i should have said: if the art morrison frame fits your budget, go with it. that will give you a fine ride for $8,000-$10,000.

stock frame, mustII and some junk yard salvage will run you $2000-$3,000, maybe...

you could clip it, but most of those end up on ebay as basket cases or parts...

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you could clip it, but most of those end up on ebay as basket cases or parts...

Take our Meds !!! Is that the best you have??

Show me all the ones on ebay you been seeing...
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:39 AM
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Take our Meds !!! Is that the best you have??

Show me all the ones on ebay you been seeing...
They actually don't end up on ebay, they end up at the next swap meet. And honestly, I have seen a LOT of them at the Goodguys swap meets. One of them looked damn good, a Toyota frame under an F-1, it was very well done and looked darn near like it was born there.

Most look like these Chevy pickups.

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Do some people screw them up....Yes !!!
Do some people do them right... yes !!!!
But there is also people that screw up boxing a frame,Installing a New Mustang II front end and so on and so on.... Let's just not try anything... That will make sure we don't screw up anything.. My God People...
Thank God we still have some people willing to go for it...
We all started some where's... OH !!! I forgot some are the best from the start !!! Ya Ok !!

I really don't see where anyone said install a cilp first... There is other ways..


To the Poster of this thread.. Good luck with what ever you decide.... Build what you want too and can build ,,, That's what count's in the end..
No need to say anymore.....

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After reading all of this I need to go pull the 440 mopar out my 55 chevy and un chop the top ...can any one tell me how to un-z a frame. Yall dont want to hear my thoughts....s-10 ...I live for frame swaps!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Surprised nobody offered the suggestion of a C5 based suspension like http://www.progressiveautomotive.com/47CTE.htm

And if you don't want to go the full chassis swap and your original is in good enough condition and straight, there are a few suppliers of all that's needed to put just the Corvette based IFS on and the rear.
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Man, if you got the dough and aren't into building one yourself that is a beautiful frame!

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Boyz,

I personally like clipping the frame. It allows you to put whatever you're looking in terms of dollars, ride and ride height. The Mustang II might be a little light for your application. I favor a Chevelle, pre 80 Camaro or S10.

This is my 52, with a Camaro. I don't think I'll be parting it out or selling it on ebay any time soon.
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nice ride 52ChopTop.

This is my 53 that I'm finally putting back together. Original frame, custom dropped front axle and 4-linked rear. I stuck with a solid front axle because that was the look I was after which was more important to me than that it be a roadhugging performer.

In the background is my son's 51 Suburban we're working on (slowly) that we've already installed a C4 IFS from Flatout Engineering on and will also be 4-linked in the rear. His will be powered by a Caddy 500 / TH400.
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nice ride 52ChopTop.

This is my 53 that I'm finally putting back together. Original frame, custom dropped front axle and 4-linked rear. I stuck with a solid front axle because that was the look I was after which was more important to me than that it be a roadhugging performer.

In the background is my son's 51 Suburban we're working on (slowly) that we've already installed a C4 IFS from Flatout Engineering on and will also be 4-linked in the rear. His will be powered by a Caddy 500 / TH400.
Look's cool...
But what you have is a four bar... Not a four link... There is a difference.. A lot of people that sell them Name them wrong...
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Robin,

Nice truck, I love the doors! Mine has a tubbed rear end with 31x18.5's so she'll never be a road hugger (something I've been trying every suspension set up I can find).
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no one suggesting the s-10 frame??? the crescent wrench of frames, one size fits all

the best frame for your truck is the stock frame. a mustII x-member and a flipped axle in back on stock springs will ride well. a c-notch and minus a few of the heavier spring leaves will smooth out the ride a bit.

box the full length to stiffen the frame a bit. for rear end choices go to chevytrucks.org scroll way down and you will see options.

martinsr and new interiors need to calm down a bit and take their meds...
the rear axle on AD trucks is on top of the springs already
go here too. only these trucks
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/f...splay.php?f=13

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Boyz,

I personally like clipping the frame. It allows you to put whatever you're looking in terms of dollars, ride and ride height. The Mustang II might be a little light for your application. I favor a Chevelle, pre 80 Camaro or S10.

This is my 52, with a Camaro. I don't think I'll be parting it out or selling it on ebay any time soon.
I agree nice ride
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Look's cool...
But what you have is a four bar... Not a four link... There is a difference.. A lot of people that sell them Name them wrong...
Ok, you have my curiousity. I have never thought about it and usually call all solid axle suspensions with four bars be it straight configuration with a panhard or triangulated as being "Four bar" suspensions. I have never even used the term "Four link" and now thinking about it "four bars" have EIGHT links! So fill me in, what exactly IS a "four link"?

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Ok, you have my curiousity. I have never thought about it and usually call all solid axle suspensions with four bars be it straight configuration with a panhard or triangulated as being "Four bar" suspensions. I have never even used the term "Four link" and now thinking about it "four bars" have EIGHT links! So fill me in, what exactly IS a "four link"?

Brian
I believe for this word play
you are confusing the number of link or rod "ends" on the bars, with the number of links that hold the axle in

for me
4 link = adj.-for drag race use

all other susp = all other types driving


I know thas not the answer you were looking for

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