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disc brake solid front axle for my ratrod

I'm currently putting together a 53 dodge panel truck as a low budget rat rod. My goal is to assemble the vehicle entirely from junkyard and swapmeet parts. So far, I mounted an early 90's ford 5.0 and aod trans with the factory ford headers, so now i'm on to front suspension. I'd like to go with a solid front axle on leafs with discs. The stock leafs are garbage, so I need to find a doner vehicle with leafs. Of course, I want the front suspension to sit relatively low, or at least around stock height. Any suggestions for a doner vehicle? Also, while at the local pic-ur-part i noticed an early 90's 2 WHEEL DRIVE jeep cherokee sitting on a solid axle. Has anyone ever tried using one of these? If its wide enough, it seems like a cheap and easy axle to install, and parts for it are cheap and available anywhere. Any info or tips appreciated. Thanks!

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You may be in luck on a Mopar as I have been told that the later rotors fit the early spindles...Now that conversation took place some time ago so it may be...at least worth a try before you go to the trouble of changing the whole front end..

Mopar used the same front spindles and axles up to the mid 70's and some of those had disks..do a search for Mopar disks on the site and see what comes up..

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