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Texaswino 08-26-2019 10:03 AM

New 50 Plymouth Suburban project
 
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I’m about to upgrade my 50 Suburban with Mustang 2 with EPS, 5.3 ls type Mtr, 5 speed manual and 3.55 gears with trianglelated or truck arm 8.8. This is not my first project. I have 2x4 rec tubing to replace the front of frame and full working shop
If anyone has done this conversation and could offer suggestions I would like to hear from you.
Thanks in advance
Dave

techinspector1 08-26-2019 05:54 PM

Be careful about the lower control arms. It seems that when the aftermarket got ahold of the idea of replicating the MII front suspension system, they opted for conventional one-piece lower control arms and whoever built the first ones was followed by every other builder on the planet. The arms are too narrow where they bolt to the frame and tend to be too weak for the application. Famed automotive journalist Pat Ganahl has stated that he sees about 200 folded-up front suspension systems a year on rod runs. Personally, I never saw anything wrong with the torque arms that were used from the factory.....they were very strong.

techinspector1 08-26-2019 05:58 PM

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Texaswino 08-26-2019 06:35 PM

I hear ya. I've already bought lowers with strut rods. I've used many on my past projects. You bend the rods to match up with the lower arm pivot, weld a tube and bushing on and weld frame mount in double shear.


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