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Old 09-23-2009, 12:43 AM
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72 C10 2wd Corvette suspension swap help

Hello, sorry, new to forum. Has anybody run across a suspension swap that uses c4 aluminum front end stuff on the 67-72 c10 trucks? I've heard of the swap once on truckin web, and I'm interested on doing the same. Does anybody here have experience with such a swap? what is involved? I can fabricate pieces well if i need to, but i'd rather just find something that swaps in (i'm lazy, so shoot me). any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 09-23-2009, 02:51 AM
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If anyone will know this is the site >> http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/f...splay.php?f=25
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/forumdisplay.php?f=3
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I'm already a member of the site, but for some reason it won't let me post threads. thats why i asked here.
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I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not. Remember a corvette probably weighs a lot less than that old steel bodied truck. You might be better off just getting some sway bar kits and better tires.
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yeah... much heavier. but starting that generation the corvette was designed to be a world class car and handle around tracks going faster than my 72 will ever see. that puts tons of stress on front end components. i think it will be ok on a truck with a straight six going half that fast on the highway. plus, forged aluminum uprights and cast uppers and lowers means low unsprung mass. also much stiffer than stock flimsy stampings.
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C4 Corvettes are no lightweights by any means. You will have no problems with that suspension in your truck. I have installed both front and rear C4 suspensions into many vehicles with no issues regarding strength. While I have not installed a C4 front into a truck like yours, I have installed both a front and rear suspension into a 90's SS 454 pickup many years ago. This truck was built for a former IMSA and Indy car driver, and he drove it hard! That particular truck also received an HO 454 and a Turbo 400 so it was no lightweight. The only suspension modifications for that project were to upgrade the rear trailing arms and camber links, shocks, and the front composite spring, all else was stock. All the mods were just for more adjustablility, not due to strength issues. I did also install a custom adjustable rear anti-roll bar, but that isn't required, the stock unit will likely work just fine if you go that route.

There are no kits available that I am aware of for your application, but if you can fabricate, you can make it happen. And it is definitely worth the effort!

Shoot me an e-mail if you would like more specific info on the installation.

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this is the link that really got me thinking...http://www.truckinweb.com/tech/suspe...ion/index.html .
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The C-10 suspension geometry is correct for a truck... my dad has a '72 LWB that is bone stock, 350/350, it might not be a slot car but, it handles pretty good for it's size.. even taking corners 70 MPH+ aside from being in a " white nuckle " state from the adrenalene, it holds the road just fine.. and it'll hold 100 MPH with no issue.. this isn't somthing that gets done all the time with it, or very often at all but it has been 'tested' ( Never raced )
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Porterbuilt makes a Dropmember that uses Corvette C4 suspension, and the geometry is slightly modified to work better with the truck weight and wheelbase.

http://porterbuiltstreetrods.com/site/

Hers a couple build links;

http://www.classictrucks.com/tech/07...ember_kit.html

http://www.google.com/custom?domains...FORID:1;&hl=en
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How about the link :
www.flatout-engineering.com
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I got a poste together with all those links then scrolled down to see that you guys allready beat me to the punch All are verry cool systems...porterbuilt would be my first choice. They are actually making a dropmember that you can use coilovers with
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