I just bought a frame for my 53 thinking it had a Volare clip. After inspecting the install a little closer and comparing it to the bent frame I already had with a crappy Volare install, I knew it was something different. Perusing the forum, I saw someone mention a Gibbons IFS crossmember, which led me to this thread. And bingo, this is exactly what I have.
Now that you've had it on the road for a while, how do you like it?
I shamefully haven't put it on the road yet. A move from Alaska to Arizona hampered my progress. I rebuilt the engine and tranny before we moved and installed the Gibbons enough to trailer it down the Alcan. Medical conditions have limited the amount of time I can spend on concrete working. Now that the new house is up to a standar my better half can live with; I'm hoping to start back up on this before it gets too hot. I'll post more when I get moving again.
Started my build in 09, wish I had your thread back then. Your control arm bushing tale helped me track down some energy suspension parts I ordered. I also have a dialog going on with Glen in case the energy suspension parts do not fit.
Mine has been on the road and is currently blown apart for body and paint. Thanks for posting, The gibbons front end works awesome.