Looking for some help. I have always wanted to buy an old truck and fix it up and just bought one a couple weeks ago. I would like to get the chassis rolling. I have a 1951 chevy 1/2 ton. I have no clue on what I'm doing. I know I can put an IFS suspension kit on the front, but what can I use for the back axles? I would like disc brakes in the back as well. also is it possible to make this truck 4WD? Any help would be great. thankstrent
I don't know about the 4X4 stuff, but I'm doing a 49 1/2 ton. I'm using Heidt's products. MII front end, fits well, easy install. And a parallel 4 link with a 8.8 Ford rear end out of a 99 Explorer with the disc brakes, an even easier installation.Don
Thanks Don, the rear end from the Explorer, I am guessing it fit the bolt pattern on your '49 frame? Do you know of any other rear ends that would bolt right on that I could use if I can't find an Explorer?
Hello trent you could also check out ezchassis .com and they have a kit for the s-10 conversion and that would give you a complete drive train up grade in 4x4 or 2x4 the EFI 4.3 HO is a hot little motor and have talked to guys that have installed the chassis on a weekend after they had the body work done!There is a lot of articals older on here about that.
I Bought a complete rear end from 97 explorer, but the leaf springs won't match up to the existing spring shackles on the chevy frame. New springs are more than I want to spend. any idea's on how to get around this?thanks,trent