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Old 12-13-2003, 05:03 PM
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c4 suspension on 49 chevy truck

I have a 49 chevy truck and just bought a complete front and rear axle from a 84 to 87 C4 corvette. Since parts are hard to come by in The Netherlands where I live and shipping myself is about the only option availible.
I want to make the right choice

I would like to know if there are people who have experience with Flat Out Engineering I cannot seem to find them on the internet and would like to know if anyone knows what the cost are if I decide to buy a crosmemebr and bracketry to install the front and rear axle.

Any responce would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-13-2003, 05:59 PM
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Sounds like quite an undertaking. I think the front suspension will be harder than the rear to install, although I have no experience with either.

Keep us posted. Should be a real handler when done.
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Old 12-14-2003, 09:44 AM
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Done both ends. I like the 3/4 ton frame and make most all of it myself. I would call bob at progressive as he has been doing them a lot longer than most of us.1-740-862-4696 He is in Ohio great guy to deal with. Thsi is one of the ones i did but no kits. I would go with Bobs crossmembers . I also dont think i would use the stock rear spring or steering rack anymore.
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Old 12-14-2003, 09:49 AM
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I forgot Bob has a web page http://www.progressiveautomotive.com/
front half. If your a pretty good fab guy you wont have any troubles. Doing one on shockwave in a sedan for myself now.
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I second that........ Bob at progesive has been specializing in Vette componentry for some time now and I wouldnt take mine anywhere else ........ In fact I did take mine to Bob
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Old 12-17-2003, 10:36 AM
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Thanks for the info,

I hope to visit Progressive when I go to the US.

I hope in 2004 (only the funding is keeping me from going)

Still I am interested in in Flat Out Engineering aswell. I spoke with them on the phone and they said they would send me a brochure.

If anyone has any commenst / info on them I am very interested
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