Front Suspension Options

Hi, I'm Truckster.

I'm a 1941 Ford pickup truck


I'm not just any old '41 Pickup, just look at my front suspension.
Yep, that's a Heidt's Mustang II independent kit; with coil-over shocks and tubular A-arms. It's upgraded with the 11" disc brakes with aluminum Wilwood calipers.

Straight axle

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Volare/Aspen clip (Torsion bar)

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Tips from Custom & Classic Trucks 10/96 p. 72

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Bob's F-100 Parts
9372 Mission Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92509
909-681-1956


GM clip

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Torino (& possibly Cougar) clip

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Dodge Dakota clip


Reported in 4/98 Custom & Classic Truck

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3536 W. Osborn suite 5
Phoenix Az 85019
602-278-6800
602-278-1662 fax
602-596-8105
-----Fits:
'48-'51 Ford F1
'53-'74 Ford F-100
'55-'59 Chevy



Pacer clip


Reported in Truckin' Magazine

Contributed by Jack Halton


Jim, here is my contribution to your suspension options page, I know "Truckin" mag did a writeup a few years ago, but I don't know what issue. It was a typical truck mag "tech" article, very superficial and poorly illustrated. The source for the Pacer bracket kit is Chassis Engineering but I don't know the address. I am very happy with the conversion on my 1951 Advanced Design Chevy Pickup and have about 35K miles on mine - I would be happy to provide more information to anyone who inquires about the Pacer IFS. I kept a complete bill of materials with prices as of a couple of years ago for rebuilding the complete suspension and brakes, but didn't get any photos while under construction - Sorry!

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Mustang II kit

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Heidt's Independent Front Suspension Information Page
Custom & Classic Trucks 6/95 p. 44
Custom & Classic Trucks 12/96 p. 90
$2,395.00 complete
-----brake upgrade available
Uses polished Wilwood calipers

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Installing into '51 chev-Custom Classic Trucks 12/96 p. 90
F-100 TCI instalation-Custom Classic Trucks, 6/98 p. 84
Installing mustang II from stock into a 41 Willys-Classic Trucks, 8/93



Completely New Custom Frame

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Special note: Ron Carlson, a mechanical engineering student from Saskatoon Canada sent a bunch of good contributions to this page. These include the links to Heidt's independent front suspension information page, Fat Fendered Street Rod Shop, and Pro's Pick, as well as references to a number of the articles I've mentioned here.
Classic Truck Stop has also put together a nice article on the various suspension options.

Additional References:
Four link rear into a F-100-Custom Classic Trucks, Aug '98

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