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Old 05-06-2009, 09:24 PM
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suicide front end on 55 chevy gasser????

i was thinking it might be cool to put an early ford axle and transverse spring with 36'' or longer hairpins (not sure if split wishbones would be stronger) for the front end of my gasser . know it has been done before, but how often was it done in the 60's? im wanting to build a period exact dragster. i also have a nice 50 chevy truck axle i can use if the early ford axle idea i stupid and very unsafe. so back the the ford axle, i have a few sets of 40 ford drums and a set of 56 ford pickup drums so would it be smarter to use the truck brakes considering the waight and speed of this car? and what type of steering box would have been use in this kind of setup?

thank you for your time and there will be a lot more questions as time gos on.
thanks again,
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