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Technical Front coilover advice needed please......

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 4SpeedGuy, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. 4SpeedGuy
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
    Posts: 8

    4SpeedGuy
    Member
    from Lubbock Tx

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Been lurking and learning from here for a while.
    I sling a little wrench on the side. This 39 ford coupe on a Toyota pickup frame came to me. This poor thing has been through several "shops" and a few owners. The current owner is a nice guy who is letting me go where I want with this project. There's just a couple of more things that were screwed up when I got it left to fix.

    In a previous life, this frame was a low rider pickup. Before it came to me, the rear suspension had been changed back to leaf spring. (Had to fix that mess too ) the front is still on air. This was a torsion bar truck and there is no going back that way now.

    Coilovers look like the way out . After I cut all the old air crap out, I'm looking for a way to mount them . The easy way may be to use a mustang 2 type top mounting arrangement. If I can find the correct coilovers, do the top shock mounts look strong enough to hold coilovers?
    Not scared to cut the factory ones out and make heavier eye mounts , but don't want to bill the owner for unnecessary work.
    Any suggestions or input would help!
    And yes, I moved the rear axle so the tires are centered!!
     
  2. We're a traditional site here. Putting a 37-40 ford frame under the ol' girl is the only way. Frame swaps, especially from foreign cars is frowned on here. Do it right with a ford frame with transverse leaf springs. That's how we roll here.
     
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  3. 4SpeedGuy
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
    Posts: 8

    4SpeedGuy
    Member
    from Lubbock Tx

    I would if I could... If it were mine............I'd start over..
    This is what I have to work with. This is what the owner brought to me.
    I did put a 58 ford 9 inch under it!
    Not trying to offend or stir the pot.....
     

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