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1960 chev truck frame, short box

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07-26-2005 19:28:43

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I know I can use a 71 chev front upper and lower steering,suspension arms on a 60 but is there another frame that can be used. I want to put an 8cyl in but mines a front mount,would like to have disc in front and power steering, if I change the front why not the whole thing if I can, is this feasible ????????? Thanks

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07-28-2005 06:16:18

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 Re: 1960 chev truck frame, short box in reply to Gary, 07-26-2005 19:28:43  
The 1960 uned a torsion bar suspension and the 1971 ahd a coil spring suspension. The control arms are differant and you would have to change the whole crossmember to use those parts. I don't know if the spindles will fit on the 60 arms.
Why not get the 60-64 V8 mounts for your truck or build brackets for the side mounts. Power steering for those truck was on the tie rods and used the same gearbox.
Check with LMC truck parts.

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07-28-2005 07:32:03

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 Re: Re: 1960 chev truck frame, short box in reply to Joe(TX), 07-28-2005 06:16:18  
thanks Joe great advice will check on it and no the spindles won't fit you have to change the whole crossmember which means you go from a 6 hole to a 5, didn't really want to do that, the 327 I have for the truck will cut the mounts off that frame and re weld. thanks again

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