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When all is said and done give Art Morrison a call as I used the MII and by the time I was done I was close the price Art wanted for a complete ready to go front suspension..

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When all is said and done give Art Morrison a call as I used the MII and by the time I was done I was close the price Art wanted for a complete ready to go front suspension..

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Talked to Art Morrison people and the prices were pretty much higher than almost any other system, except Heidt's. The complete weld in system, with rack and pinion is $3200. Not in my budget.
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I think the C4 from '84 to 96 but maybe need 16" rims with that. Also look at 68-79 'Vette.
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To keep on a budget deal the front section of the s-10 frame sounds real good.. ball joints and tie rod ends are available at the local parts store. Good idea there and I may use that if there is a next build.. And there are factory disk brake on those..

Even use the 10 bolt rear from the s-10 as that will work with a mild build..

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I'd be looking at a purpose build after market kit IFS if you have the $'s or else maybe a narrowed Jaguar XJ series IFS and do it yourself if you have the skills...
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There is only one problem there is not enough room in a 39 for the steering box on an S10, and the core support to live together happily. I would suggest a Dodge Dakota front end with a front steer rack and disc brakes from the factory. Plenty of room and a SBC fits right in.
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I have a Dakota IFS in my 59 F100.
I purchased a after market cross member from Industrial Chassis Inc in Phoenix AZ for not much money and then bolted on all the factory arms etc.

The coil springs can be replaced with air bags if you prefer a different ride with height adjustment option.
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How much was the crossnember,can't find the info on their website?thanks

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Best is to call Steve the owner and speak with him.
He is a really knowledgeable and helpful guy.

The phone numbers I have in my diary for his shop is 602 278 6800 or 602 885 1522
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yes the Dakota front end is an easy swap -- also the mid 80s midsize Mopar front clip is an easy swap - transverse torsion bars make for easy adjustment and nice clean look on big fender cars - my son put one in his 59 ford pickup - worked well and was very cheap to buy - just a thought - jaxx
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There is only one problem there is not enough room in a 39 for the steering box on an S10, and the core support to live together happily. I would suggest a Dodge Dakota front end with a front steer rack and disc brakes from the factory. Plenty of room and a SBC fits right in.
I thought S10's were rack and pinion? Didn't know any had a steering box?
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Yes, S10s have steering boxes. That is what I have in The Judge
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I thought S10's were rack and pinion? Didn't know any had a steering box?
None of the S-10's are rack and pinion...they are all Front Steer with steering box and interchange most suspension and steering parts with the Metric A/G-body 1978-87. Steering center link is about the only difference, narrower.
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