Category: 53-79 F-Series Steering & Suspension

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

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

Ford Aerostar "clip" alternative OverviewThis alternative involves adapting the front suspension from a 1986 through 1997 Ford Aerostar mini-van to the Ford trucks. Not a true clip job in the normal sense as it involves adapting the donor front suspension to the earlier Ford truck frame. It requires some fabrication and welding. Characteristics It uses […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2005

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

Dakota IFS Overview Only Industrial Chassis offer a cross-member kit (at this time) to adapt the1986 – 1996 Dodge Dakota truck IFS to 1948 through 1966 Ford trucks. The basic cross-member kit is available for $675. It requires you to provide the donor components- A-arms, steering box, spindles, rotors and calipers, etc. Alternately, it can […] More »

  Comments | By - April 17, 2005

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