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1954 chevy bellair control arms??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pablo servin, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. Pablo servin
    Joined: Mar 31, 2020
    Posts: 11

    Pablo servin

    I have a question I'm not a super mechanic just wanted to get on here and get help on my build . I have a 1954 bellair and wanted to either put airbags on my car . I see theres tubular arms on the internet but there for 55 and up bellair. Is it a huge difference if I get the tubular arms that's for a 55 bellair? I also have a 1950 chevy 5window 3100 truck what rear end ford 9inch can I use for both to also have disk brakes I heard out of a explore can be used and comes possi also , ppl tell me if I do a s10 swap on the truck and reinforced the frame could work if I want to beef up the engine and also use as a daily drivers ? Any help thanks if theres any tips would help alot one more thing I wanted to put a loker shifter manual on the hump on the 54 do I need a plate? Screenshot_20200421-175538_Facebook.jpeg Screenshot_20200523-010000_Instagram.jpeg 20200522_193330.jpeg Screenshot_20200519-042147_eBay.jpeg 20200515_174423.jpeg Screenshot_20200509-225225_Samsung%20Internet.jpeg

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  2. irishsteve
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 727


    Completely different front end on the 54 from the 55.No interchange between them.Your car is related to the 49-54 Chevy car,and 53-62 Corvette.
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  3. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 916


    I would leave the front end alone but clean everything up and make sure its all nice and tight. They ride pretty good so long as the alignment is right..

    If your going to change it you'll have to change the whole sub frame..
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  4. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,219

    from Spring tx

    When building my car, I toyed with the idea of clip swaps, m2 kits, and after tons of research these stock front ends are good for just about everything and built to last. REplace bushings wear points etc, and call it good.

    Droplord here has done a tech article on stepping control arms, about the best in depth for a quick 2" to get low.

    Bagging the front suspension isnt too difficult, lowrider magazine did an article on it and shows some of the ways to do it, cutting out spring cut and re enforcing the rail around it, can be done and saves alot of work.

    S10 clip drives ok, but something to be said for these stock front ends, and surprisingly the handling of the stock front suspension is pretty dang good. Probably will step my control arms for 2 more inches of drop and scrape everywhere soon. Here is my gal, drive her almost every day, v8 swapped.

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