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Old 09-14-2005, 11:22 PM
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I recently bought a 88 Chevy 1/2 4x4, equipped with the standard IFS my plans are to swap out the IFS for a solid front axle, I have my eye on a dana 44 thats sitting idle at a friends shop. Now I have looked through many catalogs and web sites offering these IFS Conversion Kits, but I have also heard about dropping the IFS and using rear spring hangers and welding them onto the frame then attaching the leafs to that. I'm not sure if it would work or not, anyone with any input would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 09-15-2005, 12:59 AM
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Hey sbc s15, K-town hey, awesome place to be. Seen quite a few solid axle 88-up chevies around langley. Most though do frame swaps. If you're going the SAS route. most just fab-up they're own spring hangers. If you can cut them off and weld them back on, then you can make them to. Hardest part is steering. So they say. I've only done an S10 SAS and the steering was the worst part, aside from trying to find an early bronco dana44. Don't forget to get a diff with the punkin' on the drivers side. or prepare to swap T-cases. Wicked idea though man. Look at how the solid axle dodges and fords are sellin' and being lifted like crazy for cheap.

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Mustanf 11 IFS modification

I am currently installing a TCI Mustang 11 cross member with stock control arms in my 1948 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup. I remember some where there was a modificitation on the top hat where a 1 inch by 3/8 thick bar was layed on edge and welded on the top so the upper control arm shaft was rotated 90 dergrees and bolted to the bar. Shims were used for front end alignment, rather than having the bolts sliding in the slots cut in the top hat.

Has any one made this modification or remember where the modification was posted?
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