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Technical What would you use for a non gasser 37-41 Willys pickup front suspension?

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  1. oldrelics
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    What would you use for a non gasser street 37-41 Willys pickup front suspension?
    SBC or SBF engine.
     
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  2. samurai mike
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    late 70's to early 80's gm G body
     
  3. DDDenny
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    Dropped, chromed tube axle.
     
  4. oldrelics
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    on parallel leafs?
     
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  5. Didn't all '40 Willys come with a straight axle and parallel leafs?? I'd go with DDDenny.
     
  6. Fordors
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    If you have the stock axle I'd use that along with the spindles, maybe re-arch the springs to drop it down some. If you sniff around here or do a Google search I bet you can find how to adapt disc brakes to the spindles too.
     
  7. oldrelics
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    I have the stock axle and spindles, the steering ball on the LH spindle arm is loose, not sure that's repairable.
    King pins and bushings are worn badly.
     
  8. 32fenderless
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    You can put early ford spindles on your stock axle. Plenty of steering hoop options and brake options there. You can buy new willys jeep springs to replace your pickup worn out springs. I drove mine with the stock front with a mopar steering box and original drum brakes. Ended up switching to a mustang II. Rode much better



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  9. oldrelics
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    oe mii or aftermarket?
     
  10. zzford
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    I'd go Mustang II
     
  11. Blue One
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    I'd contact Steve at Industrial chassis to see if one of his Dodge Dakota kits might work.

    Better than MII for sure.
     
  12. Atwater Mike
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    Heresy...Mustang ll under a Willys. Might as well power it with an Iron Duke while you're at it.
     
  13. 32fenderless
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    I used an oem crossmember. This was back in ‘95. Broke kid building a truck. Was pretty simple. I think the Dakota would be too wide.


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  14. earlymopar
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    I agree with DDDenny except for no chrome.

    - EM
     
  15. southcross2631
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    I rebuilt a stock 39 Willys about 2 years ago. King pins are not bad too do. I rebuilt the stock brakes as this was a mechanical restoration.
     

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