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Old 04-25-2002, 11:53 AM
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Hey Conner. I have built a few 54's and other assorted 47-55 1st. First my own personal truck is a 54 with a striaght axle and with some mods drives great. I can get in it and go 500-1000 miles in a day.(gettin to old to do that..but the truck could) Second all the rods i have built lately i have been using the 3/4 ton frame..its striaght and a good solid frame to start with. Third point(i do this for a living) I would not put the Fat stuff in anything..not even a go cart.I have had more problems with his stuff than you can know.Just finished cutting one all up the other day to get it so the guy could drive it.he uses the wrong rack,the anti dive is screwed up and i have seen with my own 2 eye 3 crossmembers that cracked and broke in the last 2-3 years.(the duluxe fluff and buff kits) If you do go stangII go with TPI-heidts or progressive. In what ever one you do you need to upgrade the brakes to 11inch and caliper to the old style 70's big calipers..not the little metrics. You also need to go full lower a-frames..the stock style strut rod frontend is just plain wrong.If you put a strut rod on a lower a-frame try to move the a-frame up and down in its travel 3-4 inches up and 2 inches down.Guess what it aint gonna happen,plus the caster is not stable under braking.They also break. I really have been using Bob at progressive more .740-862-4696. But the TPI unit is also a real good piece.
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