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Old 01-15-2005, 10:05 PM
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Question Independant Suspension on Model T

I am presently building a 1925 model t closed cab truck..Does anyone know if any older independent front suspensions will work on these trucks. Any info or suggestions would be appreciated.I would like to go with 4 wheel disc brakes and was planning installing a 350 or a 302. If there is anyone that has done an old t truck that I could email and get advice please let me know.

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Those are narrow and every thing hangs out to be seen so I believe that you will be happier with an aftermarket front crossmember and such..The T-frame is straight so will need to be Zeed to get it down to ride height..

Jegs has some front clips that may work for this..the stock late model clips work fine but are a bit ugly and need to be covered up IMHO..So they work fine under a fat fender type of car..

Since the T-frame is so simple it just may be a better deal to build a new frame that has the rigidty to hold some big HP as well..

Thsi si a very doable type of thing but expect to do quite a bit of fabrication to get it done..

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I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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If you are not going to actually put this thing to work and have fenders,, You may want to consider the early GM Fiero front end assy. It bolts on as a unit and gives you all the goodies! Fiero's are being given away around here!!
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As was said earlier there is no way a stock model T frame will do the job. You will have to either make one out of square tube or buy one. We used to box the frame but a hot flat head would still bend it. I also agree that an independent suspension on a open wheel car will be ugly. Why not go with a dropped tube axle with suicide hangers. This is how we did it 40 years ago and it is back in. Even putting fenders on it will not cover an independent front end. A jag rear end with independent suspension makes a nice touch on this car if you can find it.::
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Take a look at Fatman Fabricator's Vintage IFS, works well on a small light car like the "T". Just don't try it on a vintage frame. Paul
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