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Old 10-25-2007, 07:31 AM
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1951 ford pickup question

Hi All!

I am new to this site!
I have a 51 ford pickup and am looking for the easiest/ best way to update the chassis. Any ideas would be appreciated!
Thanks Phil

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can i put my 51 f1 body on a 72 f100 frame
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I put a 76 Nova clip in my 51............worked out well.
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can i put my 51 f1 body on a 72 f100 frame
It would be too wide, I am sure.
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thats what i was thinking that it would be to wide as far as subframe i donno how to do that i was just wondering if it would work....nice truck by the way
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I have a 51 F1 with a speedway MII econo crossmember and factory MII suspension with a 9" with the spring hanger flip trick. It sits nice and low and should ride good. I spent about 600.00 putting the crossmember in including all of the rebiuld parts and rotors.

I know everyone says the MII stock stuff is junk but my Chevy II had it under it and it ran over 150 MHP and 9.0s in the 1/4 with no problems for the 10 years I owned it.

You can go to webshots and do a search for MPH racing (one word) and it should come up.
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what is the spring flip trick? sorry im new to this
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Take your rear spring perches off and flip them over. You have to drill the rivet holes out a little to get a 3/8 bolt in then bolt them back on. I took 5 of my 10 leaves out of my springs and took them to a spring shop to have the main springs arch reversed (the eyes are wound upside down for the hanger flip) it had to sit at least 5-6" lower than stock. I still have the rearend under the spring, if you did an axle flip you would have to C notch the frame for clearance but I think it would be too low at that point.

Here is a link to some pictures of my truck all of the ones after the suspension are with no engine or trans in it.

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do u or any one elce have pic's of the springs when done?
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I will take a few and post them. We just went through hurricane Ike so it may be a few days.
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I will take a few and post them. We just went through hurricane Ike so it may be a few days.
ok thanx...srry to hear that
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hey i was wondering if i could get some pic's of the spring hanger flip
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I have it back in the shop working on it so I will get it jacked up tomorrow evening and take a few pictures and post them to this thread.
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I have it back in the shop working on it so I will get it jacked up tomorrow evening and take a few pictures and post them to this thread.
ok thanks i havent had time to work on mine till now so im looking in to it agine
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