Originally Posted by Roadkill58
I have a decision to make.
Do I get some leaf spring perches and do what everyone else does or do I fabricate new track arms and mounts for the coil springs and shocks and track bar?
Also some way of mounting the sway bar.
I don't know if the coil springs will be too soft. I could use coil overs to help.
Looks like I might need to modify the bed as well and will still need a c-notch.
Why not use a '60-'72 Chevy C-10 trailing arm coil spring rear suspension set-up? It's a very easy swap, gives you all sorts of tire clearance, they ride and handle very well and parts are cheap and easy to find.
I'm putting one under my '56 f100... great ride and good traction when you mash on it. You can use everything from under a stock C-10 including the crossmember.
I bought some new stuff to hang everything under my truck but, if you find a donor truck, you can also use the rear axle which will save you hundreds. I have a dodge axle under mine so I needed some store bought parts...