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Old 03-26-2007, 09:49 AM
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IFS front end

How difficult is it going to be to change out the solid front axle on my 50' chevy flat bed to a newer mustang IFS.
Any suggestions?

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Old 03-28-2007, 10:34 PM
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If your truck is a 3100 series with a flat bed ... there are many companies making a cross member to do just that ... pretty simple really.

If your truck is a large 1 ton or larger truck ... the Mustang II front end is not rated to carry that kind of weight.
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There are many different ifs kits for your truck. In fact Chassis Engineering makes a bolt in one - no welding.

http://www.chassisengineeringinc.com/page10.html
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IFS for my 50' Chevy Flatbed

Deuce thanks for the reply, it is a 3600 3/4 ton, i am going to take off the flatbed and install a regular bed on it, I am converting it to a hot rod instead of leaving it stock.
Do you think the Must. II IFs will still fit ok?
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I am not a real authority on the Mustang II ... but I have done a few. My main concern was the weight of the flat bed truck with a load ... if you are just playing ... and not using it as a 1000 lbs ( or more ) hauler ... you should be fine ...

A 3/4 of a ton is 1500 pounds and with the curb weight of the truck ... it would weigh a good bit more than a Pinto or a Mustang II ... did from the factory.
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