Week to Wicked Product Feature: Front Suspension Kit
With a ground-up rebuild of any vehicle, the frame and suspension will obviously play a key role. Speedway Motors and Classic Trucks recognized this when they set out to build a 1952 Chevy truck in celebration of Speedway’s 65th anniversary.
For the front suspension of the ’52, the build team settled on a complete kit available from Speedway Motors. Jason Scudellari and Tom Brown took a few minutes to talk about the kit during the build at the Classic Trucks Tech Center in California.
In its purest form, the kit is a Mustang II configuration, with Speedway Motors making some improvements. The crossmember, instead of a traditional welded on configuration, is completely bolt in. This means installation could be done in a weekend with nothing more than basic hand tools. Built not only to work with the aftermarket Speedway Motors frame that was used, this crossmember will also work with the factory 1947-54 Chevrolet frame rails as well.
The control arms are also built in a standard Mustang II setup, but with the change of being tubular instead of the traditional stamped steel configuration.
The rack and pinion system is a powered unit, again made to traditional Mustang II specs. While available in manual as well as the featured powered unit, Tom and Jason recommended a powered unit for this application.
One of the interesting innovations Speedway has built into the kit is the adjustable ride height perches. Built to allow you to adjust the ride height slightly without losing shock travel, the perches will work with either the coil-overs on the kit used, or also the standard coil springs.
Speedway also includes a set of motors mounts of your choice, from the small block and big block Chevy, to the LS platforms like what was used in the build.
To take a closer look at the kit and the components involved in the kit, click here.
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