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Old 08-31-2003, 10:29 PM
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I am using a 1987 s-10 frame for a street rod project and iam going to keep the front suspension stock except for dropped spindles. I am going to install a 400 chevy small block and a TH 400 trans. The body is going to be a fenderless roadster and I want to know what type of coil spring would work the best.

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any g body or f body springs will work. it just depends on what you are wanting to do with it. the aftermarket is huge for that frame type, so you are in luck. you also have alot of good options when it comes to brakes. you can do a b-body spindle/ upper control arm swap for bigger brakes, or a 98-up blazer 2 piston 11 inch disc brake upgrade. the blazer upgrade includes getting spindles specific to 98 up 2wd blazers and jimmies.with this one you can retain the stock control arms. they sell drop spindles for the 98 blazer, but they are about 100 bucks more expensive then the standard drop spindles. if you can get ahold of calipers and hubs for the blazer, you can do this swap fairly cheap. that 100 bucks for the spindles is more than made up for in stopping power though. hope this helps you out.
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Tony is pretty much right on the money....... As far as the springs go, you could even get in touch with someone like National Spring out of El-Cajon Ca. They will build springs for anything. You could also put the front on air....... If the kit is correct it wouldnt care if it were a stock s-10 or an S-10 chassis under a 55 chev truck with a big block blower motor...........

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