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Old 10-31-2005, 05:42 AM
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Just a thought, the chevy two wheel drive trucks from 73-87 have a bolt in front suspension crossmemeber that can usually be easily adapted to work on other truck frames. Most all of these have disc brakes and easily adaptable power steering and the real plus is the aftermarket offers a wide cariety of drop spindles and springs as well as sway bars for this suspension. You don't always need to spend big bucks for a donor suspension. Unbolt the whole assembly off of a parts truck and roll it in for fitting. Usually the frame widths are within a few inches and the only mods needed are where it attaches. Rearend swaps are easy usually only needing the perches relocated and a trip to the wrecking yard to find the proper length driveshaft or have one made. I seen a guy spend over a year building a 50 Merc on an 85 Olds cutlass frame and drivetrain only to be very displeased with the final product. Think it through before you start cutting and fabricating- I think this is what Brian was trying to point out. Bob
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