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Old 01-19-2011, 03:35 PM
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Picked up a '55

I'm thinking about rebuilding my great-grandfather's 55 1/2 ton Pickup, and looking for a good starting point. On the old Corvette my dad and I restored the suspension and rear axle first, and also I plan on addressing the rust/body issues early on as well.

To get to my question, I am just trying to get some opinions on front suspension (It has a 69 Chevelle front end in it, but needs restoring), and rear coil overs vs. leaf springs. I only plan on hauling a dirtbike occasionally, so heavy duty isn't a big deal.

I have an all-original '64 409 that I would think about using, and I'm wondering if guys use different suspensions for small vs big blocks? Thanks guys!

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Welcome to the site. click the link and post these guy's can help you with all your questions. 55 to 59 chevy truck owners .

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