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    56 Chevy van rear suspension/axle

    Iím just getting started on my 56 Chevy van project, the previous owner has removed the rear axle, cut out the rear chassis and lifted it 7 inches so it can be dropped on the floor whe parked. This means a massive lump in the floor inside the van which I donít want, Iím after a flat useable load area.
    Looking at options?
    Axle and leaf springs? Probably easiest?
    Axle and link bars but then would need towers for the coil overs to fit into
    Jag type rear end
    Other subframe style rear end?
    Open to suggestions?

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    You will need simular sort of clearance for jag and a live axle.

    On the jag you need a crossmember above the diff.

    On a live axle you dont but you need the clearance for the diff to move up.you can do the axle coil over mounts low so the tops dont sit into the bed area.

    If youre still hoing to run a low truck,just make a new floor slightly higher up

    You could also use any independant rear end out of say a merc,bmw,lexus
    Rod/custom/drag build profiles:
    Mini | Pop | Porker | Trike | Morris 8

    | 48 chevy coupe | ford f100 | tube chassis,d pop

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