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Old 07-18-2010, 02:25 PM
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As a old school type of rodder, I am not real fond of most of the store bought ready kits. In my opinion ( and that is JUST my opinion ) they are not sturdy enough and rely on one off and specialty pieces.

On the truck I am doing ( a non Chevrolet ... ) I am using a 85 Jaguar XJ6 front suspension. It has 11" disc brakes, a power rack, and the rotors have the standard 5 on 4.5 Chevrolet wheel pattern ( but with 1/2 - 20 Ford thread wheel studs ). The entire cradle bolts out. Cost was $300 at the local boneyard.

Go here ... to see the conversion ...

http://www.ford-trucks.com/user_gall...&albumid=30130

I believe that this type of suspension would adapt to a 55 to 58 Chevrolet pickup very easily.

Others have successfully grafted Camaro/Nova subframes into those trucks. I have a friend who grafted in a 79 Malibu front suspension.

The advantage to adapting a suspension that was readily available is that the parts are readily available also ...
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