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Old 01-05-2014, 10:40 PM
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Hey gents,

I am going to try and fab up my first frame for a 1939 Chevy Truck that I currently have (under the watchful eye of a good friend of mine). Right now the body is sitting on a 1983 S-10 frame (yuck) and I want to go old school with the suspension and Z the frame for a nice slung low look. My questions are these:

1. Anyone know where I can purchase some plans for a Z'd frame with a back half set up?

2. Instead of using a leaf spring up front with a 2" drop axle, I wanted to use a couple of QA1 coil overs up front with a 2" or 4" drop axle. Is something like this doable and if so, where can I find a set of plans to accomplish this? Is it better just to stick with a single leaf spring set up in the front?

3. Finally, I would like to have some modern disc brakes on the front with either a small Ford or small Chevy bolt pattern. What is the best (and cheapest) way to accomplish this using a 2" or 4" drop axle?

I would like to part this suspension together instead of buying an already made suspension, just because I would like to save money and part of it is the thrill of finding parts to make this work.

So basically I need a parts list and a set of plans for this frame and suspension. Anyone know where I can find a set of plans for this?

I would also like to use 2x3 frame rails (3/16 wall). I am putting a big block Chevy in this truck so if someone thinks I need to go heavier on the wall thickness or to a 2x4 set up please let me know. I am just trying to keep weight down where I can.

Thanks much in advance. Pic of the truck is attached.

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why cut this one up ? ?

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start with some 2 X 4's and mock it up , draw it on the floor and start cutting.
there are lots of disc brake kits for old ford and chevy I beam axles.
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