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Re: [oletrucks] suspension swap

To: <OlHic@aol.com>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] suspension swap
From: "David" <David@gardener.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 11:13:56 -0500

You described in # 2, you changed the front suspension.

Did you weld on a front clip or use the major suspension components?

Do you have any pictures.


1954 3100 5 Window

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| hi, sounds like your about to get into what i have just done. i have a 46
| 1/2 ton that i rebuilt using the suspension off a 1 ton chevy cutaway
| was a 74 model.here are some things that we ran into;
| 1.we used the cutaway rearend because a regular 1 ton rear was to narrow,
| but, the rear i am using is about 8" wider than original. I am taking it
| carlisle to have arts rearend service cut it and narrow it. it will be
| expensive. but i cant stand the fact that i would have to run down the
| with the bed stuck out that far as these cabs are narrow anyway.problem
| solved.
| 2. we had to narrow the front suspension by cutting it and narrowing by a
| inches to get it to bolt up. we also installed power steering and a 350
| an automatic tranny, so for room , we had to move the steering linkage and
| box outside the frame. this setup seems to work fine. if your staying
| with your motor, you shoudnt have to worry about clearance.
| 3.my wheels are 16 chevy and they are out further than the original, but
| going to the smaller wheel, we have had no problem with clearance.wheels
| just inside fenders and are not noticable to anyone except pros
| all in all this is turning into a nice truck. dont have the bed on yet as
| are still 'testing everything out' so to speak. when finished, i should
| a nice original LOOKING one ton .but, she should be able to cruise down
| freeway with the best of them! if you would like to stay in touch, feel
| i will help in any way i can with this project. and when they tell you
| nuts (like they did me) ill send you some pics to make them shut up! good
| luck, Phil Faircloth, Wildwood, Ga.
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