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Another good thing is later model doners will have easily replaceable ball joints instead of king pins. It could be the wave of the future.

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Ok, I'll bite.
I'm considering the twin I-beam idea for my 37 Nash.
Other considerations are the Mustang II and the Jag IFS.
I think the MII is overdone and the Jag is ugly (as is the C4
vettes). But I think I could make the twin IFS look pretty
darn good.
BUT, I've owned several Ford trucks with the twin setup and
I know they actually bend those axles during an alignment.
Is that really needed to get a proper alignment? I'd hate to
send out the axles for length change, polishing and plating
and then have to bend them.
Could be a really good looking setup.

Larry
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I guess it''s just me, but having worked a number of years as a Ford trained mechanic I have seen my share of problems with the Ford truck twin I beam IFS. I know for a fact that Ford garage front end guys hated to see Ford go to a traditional front suspension in their truck. The twin I beam made a lot of front ends guys a very good living at all the Ford dealerships I worked at.

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