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Old 04-18-2007, 08:49 PM
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1972' Chevy truck full restoration

I want to a chassis swap because my truck is a long horn and my other junk one is a longbed,The frame is good and in decent shape.I have an early classic kit the 4/6" drop kit,I want to lower it and replace everything for the suspension,I also bought a painless wiring kit,I dont really know much about installing them but nothing has ever worked right with the wiring in this thing.
I want to know what I need to buy for the suspension?to replace everything?also how I should go about it?I also have a ford 9" I want to install I had pads welded on but I dont know if I can run chevy wheels with it or not,Do I need to redrill the axles?Also will the driveshaft fit?
What do I use to clean up the frame and paint it?I have a compressor to use for air tools and such.
I realize you guys cant answer all my questions but any would help this is my first complete restoration and I really dont want to forget something important.

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to cleen the frame use a meda blaster or a wire brush the parts for the suspention r bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends, drag link. that should be all but if you have any questions you can ask me i have a 70 and specialize in thoes trucks and the parts.
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