Category: 53-79 F-Series Steering & Suspension

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 […] 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

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

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