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Old 04-19-2008, 01:35 PM
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1957 Chevy truck

I just purchased a 1957 Chevy short bed pickup. The truck still has the stock suspension but has been updated with a 350 small block and a turbo 350 automatic. I would like to update the front suspension with some type of IFS and the rear with a 4-link. I am looking for some advise for what suspension options are out there. I would even consider a full frame swap (S10) if that was the most cost effective way to go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:38 PM
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Hi Scot...Welcome to Hotrodders....Best to post your question over in the Suspension, Brakes , and Steering forum. This forum is just for Introductions.
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I just put a nova front clip in a 58 Chevy truck,Worked out very nice.And also c-notched the rear frame.Pics in my album. About to start on another pro street 57 Chevy car,Will be putting a camaro clip in it.the guy want's me to set it up like my 57 was.Will be starting on it Monday.

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gerdis00, I to have a '57 Chevy truck that I am building. I put a gen 2 Z28 clip in mine. The reason I choose this option is that this is a very good handling suspension with a lot of after market supports. And, iIt is cheaper then the Mustang II option by a little (I have about $1100 in the parts since I completly replaced everything). But, the down side is this option requires better fabrication and welding skills then is required for the Mustang II option. You can see pics at http://www.meyerbrosrods.com/photos/...k/default.aspx.
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I am in the process of doing the same with a 1956 short box. The set up I will use came out of a cordoba with torsion bar suspension. You can purchase a TCI set up for around 1800.00 also a late 70's monte carlo front end is a popular option.
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And the 78 and up monte carlo is 58'' hub to hub.The 76 to 80 Camaro is 61.5'' and the 68 to 72 nova is 60''.
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There are a bunch of us truck guys here.In the Hotrodders Lounge is a thread I started.You will find ideas and guys that share your interests.The thread is "55 to 59 chevy truck owners".Come join in on the fun
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