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parts companies for '49-'53

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by hawglet, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. hawglet

    hawglet 1/2 ton status

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    parts companies for \'49-\'53

    My Dad and I are working on restoring a '49 panel. We are working on suspension and want to go with an independent front with probably 4 link in rear. Looking for a great ride on the road. He is going to leave it 2wd, unfortunatly, but either way I am wondering if anyone know of some possible companies for parts? Also if anyone has done a 49-53 IFS swap any input would REALLY help. We are looking at the IFS system from either an s-10 or f-body. That is all I have been able to find that SUPPPOSEDLY works pretty well and is fairly easy. Thanks guys, in advance.
     
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    Hey there was an article in one of the truck magazines - I think sport truck - and they mounted a pickup that body style on an s-10 frame. They shortened the wheelbase to fit but the width was right. Im building a 53 suburban for my wife to drive but its gonna be 4 wheel drive.
     
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    Sweet, you really don't know how much that helps, my dad and I have been argueing about what to use and what will work. He wants to keep it 2wd I really think it would be easier to make it 4wd. But if it has to be 2wd it had better ride damn nice and have speed and horse/torque behind it. Anyway, do you remember what issue the article was in by chance?
     
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    Yeah Kenny beat me to the stovebolt page, I remembered them today. Ill look and see if I can find the magazine, it seems like it was 5-6 months ago.
     
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