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Rear Leaf Suspension 49 Chev 3/4 Ton, Suggestion Needed!

With the front now taken care of I turned to the back of the truck and was going to order a Chassis Eng rear spring and mounting kit. Oops though the 1/2 and 3/4 Ton have an identical front clip, the back is something else. 44 Inch center to center of frame for the 1/2 ton and a 52 inch spring length compared to 33.75 center to center for the 3/4 and a 43In spring length.
Anyone have any suggestions or have done any conversions?
I have a Camero axle and diff that I plan on installing and would like to better isolate vibrations with a rubber mount system rather than the direct spring to bushing mount like on the 49 3/4 ton.

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I used the rear springs out of a Dodge Caravan. The Caravan's front mounts just unbolt and if you weld on a bracket to your frame you can simply bolt them on. All you need to do in the back is fab some shackles and drill out a hole and weld in a mount for the top of the shackle.

Go here to see how easy this is to do. Just click on the '53 Chevy pickup button on the left side of the page.
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