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Hello, I am new to this forum. I have a 57’ Chevy pickup that my dad and I are going to restore. Looking for some suggestions? Any would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Suggestions as to what specific parts of the build??

Restore to boring original, or a resto-mod performance build/cruiser build??

By the way, nice project pick....probably the best looking GM trucks ever made are the Tri-5 trucks.
 

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Suggestions as to what specific parts of the build??

Restore to boring original, or a resto-mod performance build/cruiser build??

By the way, nice project pick....probably the best looking GM trucks ever made are the Tri-5 trucks.
Hello, I am new to this forum. I have a 57’ Chevy pickup that my dad and I are going to restore. Looking for some suggestions? Any would be appreciated. Thanks
Ok so, I want to do more of a custom build and more so a cruiser than a performer. What are people doing for the suspension (front and rear) to make it more “road friendly”
 

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not much you can do to the frontend without a mustII or clipping it. i went with mustII
drop axle will lower it, but do nothing to make it road friendly
the mustII kits are a little pricey, but easy to install, if you can read instructions
the fatman mustII dropped the front end roughly 7-8 inches

change the rearend to something that will cruise highway speeds is easy peasy
a gen 3 camaro/firebird/transam is the same width as the stock rear axle
flip the axle on top of the springs will lower the truck 7 inches
you'll need to c-notch the frame if you flip the axle
i also removed the short overload springs as i doubt truk will need them
i did add air shocks to keep off the bump stops

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