Odd build for my son, love some thoughts

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    The American Racing 602 ran almost stock suspension up front. Different coils and bump stops. Upgraded and added shocks. Never got a look at the back.
     
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    whatever you shock budget is, double it!
     
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    Cool idea! I have dreams of building a beamed/linked el Camino someday...

    My vote is hand down beams up front.

    However in cases like this where trying to build a vehicle without many options as far as kits go. I have seen people have better luck buying a “complete” lt kit for something similar. Meaning instead of piecing together multiple different parts to try and build your kit. Buying a lt kit for say a Chevy 1500 (as an example) you now have a complete kit that works together that you need to now make fit you chassis.

    Not necessarily how I would do it, but a different option then what’s been said so far to think about.
     
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    This is so sick! any updates? I agree with Mr. Clean, it would be easier to graft in a complete front kit, than try and make something work. I say stay with IFS though. front half that thing and send it. I think C4 has a GMT400 kit that would probably pretty easy to adapt
     
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    Motivation. Seen this on FB.
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    Pretty sure that's 4x4, but she sure is sexy. The rear suspension is very close to what I've sketched up for it.

    Lots of delays, life keeps kicking him in the nuts. But he's taking it well so far. His 99 Tahoe exploded the transfer case on the highway, insurance totaled it. Found a 2000 Burb he liked and bought, drove it from El Paso home to Ft Hood. Tires were bad so I paid for those. Right after that the transmission shit the bed. Trans is done, and he's about ready to tae it back to El Paso for a daily driver. But it pretty much killed his short term budget for a bit. He's young and enlisted, figuring out life on his own. I'm very proud of most of his choices and how he's handling himself. And as much as we both love the desert runner El Camino concept, life keeps pushing it to be a "paper" design for now.
     
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    That thing is on a truck frame as well, notice the steering box bolt holes.
     

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