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ifs for 55 pickup

Can anyone help me find info on puttting an ifs on a 55 pickup. Looking for sites with prices, install info and what not. Thinking of mustang II ifs, are there any other options than than putting those blue oval parts under my chevy besides subing the frame? Are there any bolt on ifs for these trucks? Also plan on plan on setting it on the rockers using air bags. Are there any ifs better suted for this purpose? Any help would be great?

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Heidts has what you are looking for and installation articles.

http://www.heidts.com/

Chassis Engineering might have a bolt in for your truck.

http://www.chassisengineeringinc.com/
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Many feel that the Mustang 11 IFS is too light for a truck...........They prefer a Camaro/Nova subframe.

That is my feeling too, just passing it along for consideration.

There are many options. Best to check them all out.
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if the truck is not going to be used for anythin but crusing and putting the hammer down every now and then will the mII ifs be strong enough. any ideas where you can find the ifs at a lower cost
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There are a large number of these trucks with the MII based suspension and a number of companies that have designed the suspension for these trucks. They seem to work well. In fact I have one in my '48 Chevy 1/2 ton that is still in the roller stages.

Take a look at Centerlines web site http://www.hotrodsandhemis.com/ and click on the 1953 project link on the left side for an article on installation.

As far as finding one cheaper, I don't know if you are referencing the base kit or one including everything you need. The base kits (no suspension components) are generally $300 - $400. To include all components including larger brakes has been available for @ $1,600 and above.

You could get the base kit then try to scrounge up the control arms, spindles etc. and maybe save some money. If you do chances are the ball joints and bushings will need replacement, the spindle could be damaged, the brakes will need upgrading. All at added cost. Of course you could come across nice parts at a good price at swap meets or on Ebay.

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thanks for the info site, now all thas left is everything. I'm looking to do a lot of reading before starting this project so if any one has any more info on this change over i would appreciate it.
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