Category: 53-79 F-Series Steering & Suspension

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

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

"Cordoba" IFS system Overview Using a cross-member kit available only from Gibbons (a division of the fiberglass folks), for approx. $575.00USD (as of 10/2003) you can adapt the longitudinal torsion bar IFS from the "Cordoba" to 48 – 56 Ford trucks. The unique factor related to the "Cordoba" set up is that it is almost […] More »

  Comments | By - April 10, 2005

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

GM full-size IFS Clip OverviewInstalling the front frame section from a later model GM vehicle (typically a Camaro, Nova, Malibu or a GM clone of these models.) in place of the front frame section of the F-1/F-100 truck is the task here. 1975-76 Camaros, ’75-’79 Novas are good donors. They are available in both front […] More »

  Comments | By - April 7, 2005

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