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Old 04-18-2008, 09:17 PM
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Unhappy 74-85 Chevy IFS, bolt into 50' PU

I found an article a couple years ago about installing bolt in IFS from 74-85 Chev. Pu, into the advance design trucks. Now I have purchased a donor truck, and can't find the article. Any help out there????
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:45 AM
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Here's a few http://www.chevytrucks.org/tech/1963...%20UPGRADE.htm and http://antiquechevytrucks.com/Conten...ont_suspen.htm and a real good one http://50chevy.freeservers.com/Bolt_...pendent_2.html & http://www.chevytrucks.org/tech/ifs&rearend.htm
BUT I believe this swap puts the tires out pretty wide, and they will stick out of the fenders some.
Ive heard from a few guys that they cut a few inch's out of the middle and others used offset wheels to bring the tires in a little
Good luck and keep us posted
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:47 AM
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Hey Todd, thanks for the info, it is just exactly what I needed. :
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:25 AM
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I've finished the swap and posted some updated photos on my webshots account. Many people don't consider this a viable swap because of the width. After having the crosmember narrowed, it all came together pretty good. As you can see, the wheels fit nicely in the wheel well. Those are 16 x 7 torq thrust II's with four inch back spacing. The tires are some junk 225 60 16's that I have on there to move it around. If you are considering this swap it really is not as bad as some think. The junk yards are full of 73-87 half tons and the cost of the suspension is relatively cheap. I'm pleased thus far with my results. I also installed 2" drop spindles.
Dropped the front end down just right. There is not much clearance between the street and the crossmember so I'll more than likely add larger wheels to clear the scrub line. But over all I think it turned out pretty good!!

Rob

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Old 06-02-2008, 06:09 AM
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And yes... mobileortho's 50 has the sweetest install on the 73-87 IFS that there is around ! There is NONE nicer...So this man would know ! We've been swaping ideas for a while now.


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Old 06-03-2008, 12:41 AM
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Tabdoo, is that you?
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:10 AM
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Yes sir !!
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Hey man, thanks for the compliment!
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