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Old 08-28-2011, 11:35 PM
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Gene I think the one in my parts truck is good.I will check it and see.It is in Vegas .I am in the middle of moving.I will be down there next (thursday through sunday)weekend.You can have it but you might have to come to Vegas to get it.I will PM you my cell #

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Does anyone know where I can find the fresh air vent doors for my 57 truck?
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:32 AM
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me. i have mine from my 58
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:03 AM
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EcklersTrucks.com may have them and you might even consider posting the need on Stovebolt.com.
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Mustang II IFS kit

Can anyone tell me if by replacing my stock front suspension with a mustang II IFS kit, will that automatically lower my front end or do I need to get the 2" drop spindles in order to lower the front end any. If the IFS kit does lower it with regular spindles, does anyone know about how much of a drop it will give me?
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I did a Fat Man IFS in my 57 with stock Mustang spindles and it dropped about 5 or 6 inches.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:57 AM
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I did a Fat Man IFS in my 57 with stock Mustang spindles and it dropped about 5 or 6 inches.
i too have a fatman ifs with stock spindles. i'm thinking i have a 7'' drop.
i wouldn't want to go any lower, it is very streetable as is.



my rearend is an 86 trans am rearend; flipped on stock springs. it rides very level.
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Ive been reading a lot of your posts and looking at your pictures...If I flip my rear axle on top of my stock rear leaf springs, can I use air shocks in the rear to avoid c-notching my frame. My thoughts were if Im driving I can inflate the air shocks to prevent bottoming out on the frame and if Im at a local cruise night I can deflate the shocks to give it the lowered look. What do you think?
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nope. i did a 3'' c-notch and even then i hit.
i added air shocks to stiffen my back end.
i'd recommend a 4'' notch as a minimum.
i also added to the top of the frame for reinforcement.

you don't need to buy a flip kit. mine was pieced together from a local trailer supply.
all you really need is spring perches, a 4 hole plate and u-bolts. (i cut my u-bolts)
i re-used the shock mounts and removed 2 lower leafs of the spring.
this rearend is from an 86 trans am; it has a 3.27 posi gear and disc brakes.
any 82-92 third gen will work, trans am has the disc brake and swaybar upgrade.

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not sure of the clearance between your frame and the diff housing, but in my experience air shocks will rattle your teeth out if you are using them for much lift. they give a progressively harsher ride with the more lift you need. I would run a good soft rubber snubber on the frame so if you do bottom out it is not such a thumper. i think they say you need 4" of clearance between the frame and your axle housing.
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i think they say you need 4" of clearance between the frame and your axle housing.
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i agree with raven. the picture above is without cab or bed obviously. after installing everything, i have less than 2'' from axle to frame. as is; the rearend barely hits the bed wood. if you had anymore travel than what i have, you would need to raise the bed or the floor. i also have rubber snubbers on the outside of the frame, mounted on angle brackets.
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brothers trucks is having a massive sale by the way I just dropped about 2 grand the truck will be a lot closer to being done just about waiting on paint and figuring out the front suspension
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:11 AM
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my truck is a '56 GMC but it has a 235 stovebolt under the hood so can I join in the fun here???

I was looking for the chassis serial number plate on the driver's side door frame and, low and behold, someone has painted over it and I want to get it back to original if possible. It appears to be pop riveted in place but I know I can get it off without tearing it up. NOW, after I get it off, what is the best way to get the paint off of it without messing up the numbers on the plate?
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my truck is a '56 GMC but it has a 235 stovebolt under the hood so can I join in the fun here???

I was looking for the chassis serial number plate on the driver's side door frame and, low and behold, someone has painted over it and I want to get it back to original if possible. It appears to be pop riveted in place but I know I can get it off without tearing it up. NOW, after I get it off, what is the best way to get the paint off of it without messing up the numbers on the plate?

I don't about Texas, but in CA the highway patrol looks at the rivets to see if they are original or tampered with. At least they did on my out of state GMC when I was trying to register it.
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