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01-19-2012 09:26 AM
Two8tyThree
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Originally Posted by boyzntoyz
I'm take the body off the chassis in order to build a rod. What's the right frame, suspension, etc. for this type of project? Want this thing to look old, but sitting low with all modern amenities.
I've heard Art Morrison, but also heard their darn expensive. Other options?
Don't overlook the Welder Series for a MII crossmember, their quality and price is awesome.

http://www.welderseries.com/blog/mus...ication-chart/
01-18-2012 05:04 PM
Centerline Seems to me there is a kit out there that allows you to install a '69-'87 Chevy 2WD pickup power steering unit in the AD trucks. Try Speedway Motors or Summit Racing.

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01-18-2012 12:13 PM
49panelsteven hey guys, the only thing i can say is that i'm using the standard frame on my 49 chevy. little adjusting for autotransmission, just have a new problem now that i want to install powersteering. anybody who can tell me what powersteering box i would instal in the best and cleanest way??
01-03-2012 03:03 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by matts37chev
I believe for this word play
you are confusing the number of link or rod "ends" on the bars, with the number of links that hold the axle in

for me
4 link = adj.-for drag race use

all other susp = all other types driving


I know thas not the answer you were looking for
What I find with a little search on line is that the names are generally innerchangable. I don't know all the chassis terms but I do know in the paint side there are names that are tossed around innerchanging "2K" for Urethane for example that drive me nuts. So if there is a CORRECT term for the "four bar" or "Four link" I want to know. I am wondering if they are not just regional terms??

Brian
01-03-2012 09:52 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
Ok, you have my curiousity. I have never thought about it and usually call all solid axle suspensions with four bars be it straight configuration with a panhard or triangulated as being "Four bar" suspensions. I have never even used the term "Four link" and now thinking about it "four bars" have EIGHT links! So fill me in, what exactly IS a "four link"?

Brian
I believe for this word play
you are confusing the number of link or rod "ends" on the bars, with the number of links that hold the axle in

for me
4 link = adj.-for drag race use

all other susp = all other types driving


I know thas not the answer you were looking for
01-03-2012 09:44 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS
Look's cool...
But what you have is a four bar... Not a four link... There is a difference.. A lot of people that sell them Name them wrong...
Ok, you have my curiousity. I have never thought about it and usually call all solid axle suspensions with four bars be it straight configuration with a panhard or triangulated as being "Four bar" suspensions. I have never even used the term "Four link" and now thinking about it "four bars" have EIGHT links! So fill me in, what exactly IS a "four link"?

Brian
01-02-2012 04:43 PM
mknittle
Quote:
Originally Posted by 52ChopTop
Boyz,

I personally like clipping the frame. It allows you to put whatever you're looking in terms of dollars, ride and ride height. The Mustang II might be a little light for your application. I favor a Chevelle, pre 80 Camaro or S10.

This is my 52, with a Camaro. I don't think I'll be parting it out or selling it on ebay any time soon.
I agree nice ride
01-02-2012 04:38 PM
mknittle
Quote:
Originally Posted by ogre
no one suggesting the s-10 frame??? the crescent wrench of frames, one size fits all

the best frame for your truck is the stock frame. a mustII x-member and a flipped axle in back on stock springs will ride well. a c-notch and minus a few of the heavier spring leaves will smooth out the ride a bit.

box the full length to stiffen the frame a bit. for rear end choices go to chevytrucks.org scroll way down and you will see options.

martinsr and new interiors need to calm down a bit and take their meds...
the rear axle on AD trucks is on top of the springs already
go here too. only these trucks
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/f...splay.php?f=13
12-28-2011 08:47 AM
52ChopTop Robin,

Nice truck, I love the doors! Mine has a tubbed rear end with 31x18.5's so she'll never be a road hugger (something I've been trying every suspension set up I can find).
12-01-2011 12:38 PM
NEW INTERIORS
Quote:
Originally Posted by robin58
nice ride 52ChopTop.

This is my 53 that I'm finally putting back together. Original frame, custom dropped front axle and 4-linked rear. I stuck with a solid front axle because that was the look I was after which was more important to me than that it be a roadhugging performer.

In the background is my son's 51 Suburban we're working on (slowly) that we've already installed a C4 IFS from Flatout Engineering on and will also be 4-linked in the rear. His will be powered by a Caddy 500 / TH400.
Look's cool...
But what you have is a four bar... Not a four link... There is a difference.. A lot of people that sell them Name them wrong...
12-01-2011 12:07 PM
robin58 nice ride 52ChopTop.

This is my 53 that I'm finally putting back together. Original frame, custom dropped front axle and 4-linked rear. I stuck with a solid front axle because that was the look I was after which was more important to me than that it be a roadhugging performer.

In the background is my son's 51 Suburban we're working on (slowly) that we've already installed a C4 IFS from Flatout Engineering on and will also be 4-linked in the rear. His will be powered by a Caddy 500 / TH400.
12-01-2011 10:55 AM
52ChopTop Boyz,

I personally like clipping the frame. It allows you to put whatever you're looking in terms of dollars, ride and ride height. The Mustang II might be a little light for your application. I favor a Chevelle, pre 80 Camaro or S10.

This is my 52, with a Camaro. I don't think I'll be parting it out or selling it on ebay any time soon.
12-01-2011 09:15 AM
MARTINSR Man, if you got the dough and aren't into building one yourself that is a beautiful frame!

Brian

12-01-2011 09:11 AM
robin58 Surprised nobody offered the suggestion of a C5 based suspension like http://www.progressiveautomotive.com/47CTE.htm

And if you don't want to go the full chassis swap and your original is in good enough condition and straight, there are a few suppliers of all that's needed to put just the Corvette based IFS on and the rear.
11-27-2011 08:25 PM
lets cut it up After reading all of this I need to go pull the 440 mopar out my 55 chevy and un chop the top ...can any one tell me how to un-z a frame. Yall dont want to hear my thoughts....s-10 ...I live for frame swaps!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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