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Old 10-10-2012, 08:44 PM
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1954 Bel Air Restoration

I started to strip down my 54 Bel Air a couple of weeks ago and am trying to decide on some modifications. It has a 6 cylinder engine with standard transmission. I am thinking about upgrading suspension, power brakes, power steering.

But I am also thinking about changing out tranny for an automatic and changing differential so car is better on the highway.

Any suggestions on what to look for for tranny and diff? Also, if I install Heidts front suspension (with rack and pinion steering) anyone have any ideas that I would need to add for steering? Original gearbox is part of column tube....

Thank you.

Here is where I am starting from:

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