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Re: Definitive Suspension list for Stovebolts [Re: Shamus] #954537 Thu Jul 04 2013 11:22 PM
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Just got one of Scott's front cross member kits tacked in and I like what I have seen. Did not want to use Pinto/Mustang style IFS system. I'm using tube type frt upper arms and s10 lower arms with drop spindles. I will have far less than 2100 in mine complete and that is another plus for me. Will use someone's 4 link on the rear--haven't crossed that bridge yet but so far so good. My 2 cents....

Re: Definitive Suspension list for Stovebolts [Re: Scott Danforth] #956109 Sat Jul 13 2013 08:58 AM
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Thanks for the kind words Don.


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Re: Definitive Suspension list for Stovebolts [Re: Scott Danforth] #963526 Wed Aug 14 2013 10:39 AM
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this may already be on the list but
an update might not hurt

their stuff worked well on my 52 sedan


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Re: Definitive Suspension list for Stovebolts [Re: Scott Danforth] #977860 Fri Oct 11 2013 02:46 AM
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As you know, I did the 73-87 Chevy swap but a buddy of mine on another site took it to another level. He shortened his control arms by moving the ball joints and added a rack. He has the work detailed here.


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Re: Definitive Suspension list for Stovebolts [Re: Scott Danforth] #986677 Sat Nov 16 2013 10:25 PM
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on our 51 - 3104 i did a 1977 4x4 rear axle. offset kit 1.5'' and added another 1''.
she now has 2'' wide brake shoes. easy swap that fit nicely under the rear. placed an under bed 16 gal tank and two into one headers off tom's stovebolt headers flange



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Re: Definitive Suspension list for Stovebolts [Re: Scott Danforth] #991080 Sat Dec 07 2013 02:42 AM
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TCI with coil overs on a 46 worked well for me.

Re: Definitive Suspension list for Stovebolts [Re: Scott Danforth] #996600 Fri Jan 03 2014 11:08 PM
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I've made numerous modifications to my 1965 C10 SWB's suspension and have written some how to threads also. Here are some links:

Frame Notch Based On Strength: http://talk.classicparts.com/showthread.php?t=20312

Upper Rear Shock Relocation 63-72: http://talk.classicparts.com/showthread.php?p=88325#

Track Bars, The Short and The Long Of It: http://talk.classicparts.com/showthread.php?t=14368/

Rear Lowering Springs - Lessons Learned: http://c10forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17219

And my build thread has more details of suspension changes and other assorted bizarre modifications. yahoo
Lakeroadsters' Build Thread 1965 SWB Stepside: http://talk.classicparts.com/showthread.php?t=13928

Hope these help! thumbs_up

John


In the Stovebolt Gallery ~~ "The Orange Crate" 1965 C10 SWB Step Side Build Thread

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Re: Definitive Suspension list for Stovebolts [Re: Hot Rod John] #997355 Mon Jan 06 2014 09:43 PM
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Flat out Engineering has kits to mount C4 Corvette front and rear suspensions for the '55-'59 trucks, and various other vehicles. The boss Don is very friendly and helpful: when I had emailed him a question about the kit, he called me right back, because he thought it was better to be able to talk about my question rather than email back and forth!
Rear end kits are true bolt-ons, very easy to install, even on a Suburban without removing the body.
http://www.flatout-engineering.com/


'57 Chevy Suburban sometimes towing a 1950 24ft Spartan trailer; '70 Chevy Impala.
Re: Definitive Suspension list for Stovebolts [Re: Scott Danforth] #1040396 Sun Jul 06 2014 07:53 PM
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I installed Steve Andereggens IFS on my 49 Suburban using 84 GMC front crossmember shortened 1 & 5/8 inches. While a good solid heavy duty truck suspension I ran into the following issues.

1. Raises the front of the truck up higher and destroys the stock look which I wanted to keep.
2. Installed 2 inch lowered front spindles to get the stock look back which changes the front end geometry making it impossible to line up. Cant get enough caster.
3. Although it drives well, doesn't wander and rides good the steering wheel will not return to the neutral centering position after turning a corner because of the insufficient caster problem. Also it ate up my front tires at 5500 miles.

This conversion is economical and safe and a plus is that it is a truck IFS and if you are not concerned about losing the stock look it works fine.

I have bought Scott Danforths kit and am in the process of installing it now. I like the idea of using stock S-10 parts.



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Re: Definitive Suspension list for Stovebolts [Re: Scott Danforth] #1053625 Wed Sep 03 2014 12:28 AM
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