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'79 Chevy suspension ideas

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pismorat, Oct 30, 2002.

  1. pismorat

    pismorat 1/2 ton status

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    \'79 Chevy suspension ideas

    I have a '79 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 shortbed pickup. I have done lots of mods to the drivetrain and such, but am now thinking of taking off my old 4" suspension lift and converting it to a four-link suspension front and rear, using King coil-overs. Anyone have any ideas/advise/knowledge of this? Also, I am wondering about gusseting and plating the axles, or would trusses be better? Right now I have tension trusses(underneath) and they don't do anything; already tweaked the front Dana 44. Any ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    Re: \'79 Chevy suspension ideas

    There is lots of info and discussion on 4 links over at Race Dezert
    Go to Dezert People...shop section, then do a search.
    Also, Avalanche Engineering has lots of parts required.
     
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    Re: \'79 Chevy suspension ideas

    Hey welcome to CK5! Are you from Pismo? If so I am just a stone's throw away /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif. Fill out your profile so that we know a little more about you. My $.02: toy around with the leaf springs before you 'can them and attempt coils, a lot can be done with leafs and coil spring setups can get very expensive.
     

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