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Old 09-03-2002, 02:43 PM
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hi all . if anyone can help me learn of all the options of independant front suspension on 1950 ford f-1 pickup. I have a 1982 cordoba clip but would like not cut up frame too much. thanks for any ideas. i hear there is something about a gibbons front end or somthing that dosn't do a lot of cutting??????
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Old 09-06-2002, 09:17 AM
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Several hot-rod companies make front end kits for the F-100 trucks. But if you want to do it yourself from salvaged parts, find an AMC Pacer. The front suspension bolts off as a complete unit, unlike all other AMCs. You will have to take the engine mounts loose and support the engine, then there are three large bolts on each side holding the crossmember and suspension on. Unbolt the engine mounts from the crossmember and toss them. Use frame mounted engine mounts. The Pacer crossmember will have a channel on top that can be trimmed on one side to form an angle instead. This is bolted to the truck frame (will have to weld on some flat plates) using the Pacer isolation mounts for the best ride and a bit lower ride. If you want the front bumper to be really low, weld the suspension directly to the frame. That drops it another inch to inch and a half. The Pacer also has a GM sourced power rack and pinion bolted to the crossmember. It is the same design as the old Chevy Citation, but may be wider. I've seen two 1950s trucks with the Pacer front suspension -- one with the rubber mounts and one welded to the frame. You'll get a better ride using the rubber mounts, of course!
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