Category: 53-79 F-Series Steering & Suspension

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

Ford Motor Company (FOMOCO) IFS Overview Here we explore installing the front frame section from a Ford Motor Company (FMC) mid to full-size passenger car built between 1965-1991. Some likely mid-size donors include the 1967-71, 1977-79 Thunderbird or Mercury Cougar. The 1972-77 Torino is also used which later became the Elite. The 1980-91 Full-size Ford, […] More »

  Comments | By - April 4, 2005

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

Volare Overview This alternative involves unbolting the front suspension assembly from the appropriate donor vehicle and welding it into the F-1/F-100 truck. It is a frame graft but the stock frame is only notched along the bottom and the Volare K-member is grafted to it, rather than a full frame cut at the firewall. The […] More »

  Comments | By - March 30, 2005

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

Mustang II IFS Overview This chapter looks at the alternative that uses the IFS components from ’74 – ’80 Mustang II and Pintos. This set up is arguably the most popular and unquestionably the most supported alternative by the after market. Advertisements in classic truck and street rod magazines are more plentiful than those hateful […] More »

  Comments | By - March 27, 2005

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

Front Suspension Alternatives for 1948 – 1960 Ford Trucks (Editor’s Note: This series of articles is a collaborative effort of many members FTE in the 1948 – 1960.  We wish to thank them for their hard work and dedication to the hobby which made this one of a kind article available for everyone’s viewing pleasure.  […] More »

  Comments | By - March 22, 2005

Installing a IDIDIT Column In a ’53 F-100

By John Niolon Everyone that visits the FTE forums knows of my tendency to "redo" portions of my truck even before I’ve finished it ! And, I get a fair amount of grief about it, but that’s ok as long as it’s my money and not theirs, I’ll pretty much do what I want. We […] More »

  Comments | By - December 31, 2004

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