Category: 53-79 F-Series Steering & Suspension

Moving the Rear Leaf Springs For Pro-Street On 1960s and 1970s Ford Trucks, A Basic Overview

By Wally Womack Locate a donor truck of the approximate year. If you can get it to your shop/house life will be easier. You can cut it up a little at a time and you can use the scrap. Although to be able to cut the parts you need and leave the mess at the […] More »

  Comments | By - May 4, 2006

Toyota Steering Box Swap For 1948-1960 Trucks

Toyota Steering Box Swap for 1948-1960 Trucks By R.M. (Bob) Ferguson (FTE screen name Ferguson777) and Chuck Frank (FTE screen name AXracer) Background A common complaint from owners of 1948 through 1960 Ford truck owners using the original straight axle suspension and steering is sloppiness in the steering of their vehicle – the “drunken monkey” syndrome. […] More »

  Comments | By - March 3, 2006

Front Suspension Alternatives for 1948 – 1960 Ford Trucks, Part Eleven

Overview of the GM Corvair and Jaguar setups Here we look at various, less popular set ups . We are not aware of any users of any of these set ups so information was hard to come by. One of the writers of this opus did a Corvair install in a 46 Dodge pickup a […] More »

  Comments | By - May 5, 2005

Front Suspension Alternatives for 1948 – 1960 Ford Trucks, Part Ten

AMC Pacer IFS alternative Overview The AMC Pacer alternative has been used to a small degree for a long time. Never really mainstream it is even less popular now. In many respects it is identical in basic principals and appearance to the Volare IFS set up. That is, the entire IFS unit is bolted into […] More »

  Comments | By - May 3, 2005

Front Suspension Alternatives for 1948 – 1960 Ford Trucks, Part Nine

"Vette" alternative Overview–This overview examines the use of C4 (’84-’87) and C5 (’88-’95) Corvette suspension components on anF-1/F-100 truck. At this point, there is no personal experience on the FTE forum with this installation so this section is based on various articles in Classic Truck, Custom Classic truck and other magazine articles. This alternative follows […] More »

  Comments | By - April 24, 2005

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