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suggestions 1930 model A front and rear suspension

I have a stock front end on my 1930 Model A, and I wish to convert it to a more modern suspension, as well as the rear end, I would like to use my stock (boxed in) frame. What are my options? I don't need anything trick, no air ride, or anything like that, price is a big concern.

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Some folks like a independent front end ( above ) ... I myself prefer the more traditional dropped axle ... like what I have on both my 32's.







The chrome is NOT necessary ... but it sure looks nice IMHO.

I have never seen a independent front end under a fendered early Ford ( pre 33 ) that sat low and had the correct alignment of A-arms.

For the rear suspension ... there are a lot of different options. 4 bars, wishbones, coils and coil overs.

Which body style Model A do you Have ??
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i'm posting these questions for my dad, he's pretty old school but he mentioned that he did want a modern independent front end, he wants something that can be had for relatively cheap. does anyone know of a kit that would include everything for the front end for cheap?
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IFS and cheap don't go together. I really like the show stopper dropped axles but I think the Heidts SS front end looks great but they run 2000.00+
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hmm he's not much into chrome, i think he was always a bigger fan of rust o'leum. hmm, would something like a mustang ii front end be easily adaptable and obtainable?
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IMHO, the Mustang II (in stock form) is one ugly front end, and putting it under a 1930 Model A will put it where everyone can see it-if it were a Fat fender Ford (or Chevy) you could get away with it, but I would tend to agree with Deuce on this one-

If you have to have an IRS, the Heidt's (painted) might be a better choice-
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The only way IFS will look any good under your car,You will have to spend $$$$...For the right one.. If you are going to run fenders,You will have to buy the right IFS for your car.And it won't be cheap. Put a nice dropped axle under it like Deuce has in be done.speedway has some nice axles,For some good prices.
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I am with both of the above posts the MII in stock form is not something I would want to look at and with the short fenders you can see it all.
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