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Old 09-15-2005, 01:55 PM
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48 Chevy Suspension

Would like to know if anyone has ever rebuilt the stock front suspension on a 1948 Chevy sedan and was able to change out the front spindles to disc brake application. Also, would like a recommendation on what type/year rearend I could install?

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As the Moderator here......I would like to


I have not rebuilt the front end BUT I have put 53 - 54 Chevrolet brake drums and hubs on the get the Chevy 5 lug pattern ... We used a 55 Chevy rear end.......but all this was years ago ( I was helping a friend with his 48 )

Now I would go with a 9 inch Ford......just because the parts and pieces are so much more available that the the 55 to 64 Chevy stuff. Later model Chevy stuff will go under your Chevy but I prefer the interchangeability of the center section that a 9 inch Ford offers.
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I have a 41, which has the same basic frame as your 48. I went with a TCI MII. Disc brakes plus R&P plus modern ball joints and control arm bushings plus modern gas shocks. In the long run, I think you will be happier and spend less money.
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