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Hot Rods 1937 oldsmobile IFS

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cvtech107, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. cvtech107
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    [​IMG] New Guy
    <hr style="color:#e5e5e5; background-color:#e5e5e5" size="1"> I just bought a 1937 F-37 2 door sedan Slantback Oldsmobile. Has anyone upgraded the front suspension on one of these? I would like to put a chevy smallblock in it, but I need a more modern frontend. Fatman Fabrications makes an IFS, does anyone else?
     
  2. oldspert
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    Read the article in the November issue Rod & Custom. They rebuilt a 55 Olds with later components. The suspensions are basically the same set up.
     
  3. olds vroom
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    I don't know about updating the suspension but you can put a sbc in with the old stock suspension in place I did on my 41 olds. ImageUploadedByTJJ1347850260.177603.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1347850274.394063.jpg
     
  4. 55olds88
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    is that 2012 November ? if so I will need to keep an eye open for when it gets here, would be very interested to know what they did.....
     
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  5. oldspert
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    My mistake, it was a 50 not a 55, but the same suspension design.
     
  6. 55olds88
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    thanks sure it will still be worth taking a look at when the mag surfaces down here (shoulda kept up my sub....)
     
  7. cvtech107
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    Thanks guys, I wasn't on line for a couple days so I'm just getting back to you. Olds vroom, did you also lower your car? And what did you use for motor mounts? Looks Good!
     
  8. olds vroom
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    Still at stock Hight but I made mounts to hook to the stock frame mounts


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  9. porknbeaner
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    PM El Polako. He does a real sweet Dakota front end. And while lots have had good luck with fatman's stuff it isn't any better if it is even as good as Steve's stuff and doing business with steve will keep it in the family.
     
  10. terryble
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    I put 56 Olds front suspension on my 37 coupe many years ago, had to cut out the top of the spring area on the frame to accomodate tube shock and I used the 37 spring. It was a bolt in except for the shock mount that had to be fabricated and it had much larger drum brakes with more common, larger and readally available shoes and other parts. Olds went to ball joints in 57
     
  11. cvtech107
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    Thanks Guys!!
    Jerry
     

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