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Old 04-22-2011, 10:15 PM
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55 pontiac suspension upgrade

Hay all just looking for any/all info on upgrading the front suspension on my 55 cheiftain i recently brought. The car is US cheiftain 2 door post I would like to convert to a disc brakes on lowered spidles. Are there any kits available or has any one done this conversion using later model control arms. Bare in mind i live in Australia so alot of kits may not be directly available to me, The plan for the car is to make it into a mild custom so the conversion would be more focused on lowering the car rather than handling.

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I read a couple of articles where the control arm front a 58' pontiac were used, to convert to ball joints. With this swap they were able to use drop spindles to lower the car. Just worndering if any one has tried modifing the orignial control arms fit ball joints.
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You may want to look into doing a Holden clip swap like this 57. Very similar frame as the 55. May want to join this group as well.


The differance in swapping in the 58 arms and spindles will give a 2" drop because of the spindle centerline height. Those parts were expensive when I bought them, it would be even more expensive to get them shipped over there.
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