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What to do with my 1955 2nd series with a factory hydramatic?

  
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What to do with my 1955 2nd series with a factory hydramatic?

 
b.craig5 b.craig5
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 03/14
Posted: 03/28/14
06:17 PM

I have a 1955 2nd series step side that came from the factory with a 265 V8 and a 4spd hydramatic. I am the 3rd owner and drove the truck in high school in the 70s. I am doing a off frame restoration and installing a big block in front of a rebuilt  hydramatic. I am not cutting the front frame, just upgrading springs and adding disc brakes, but cannot decide whether to upgrade the rear suspension by cutting the frame and installing a Art Morrison rear clip with a 9" to get some serious wide tires in back. This is a rare truck and keep wondering should i do this. Your thoughts? Thanks in advance.
Bill