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1. Bolt-On C4 Corvette IRS Kits
It’s a proven fact that independent rear suspensions provide superior ride and handling capabilities that are not available with solid axle–style suspensions. That is why most modern late-model cars and SUVs come equipped with independent suspension systems. Used C4 Corvette rear suspensions are readily available and very cost-effective in most parts of the country. The excellent design of the Corvette rear suspension allows you to take advantage of the unmatched cornering, handling, and ride quality that it affords. If you drive your classic truck and demand quality components that are designed for enjoyable fun miles this is the setup for you.

Flat Out Engineering offers several kits to install ’84-96 Corvette rear suspension in most early Ford and Chevy pickups and panels, many of which are designed to be completely bolt-on, with no welding or cutting of the frame required. These kits are designed to be easy to install for the average DIY home enthusiast. The kit pictured is for ’55-59 Chevy and GMC pickups and panels. Similar kits are available for Ford F-100s and several other classic truck and street rod applications.

For more information, contact Flat Out Engineering by calling (714) 639-2623 or visit flatout-engineering.com
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2. Custom Task Force Crew Cabs
Throughout the ’50s, custom body companies would buy truck cabs from General Motors and create their own spin on three- and four-door commercial trucks. These trucks are primarily purchased by logging companies, the railroad, and other utility companies. They were used … and ultimately used up. Today they are extremely hard to find in good condition. With that said, Quality Classic Parts has been reproducing these Task Force–era Crew Cabs with four brand-new doors and brand-new door hinges. They have developed a “fin de pillar” as they believe GM would’ve if they actually produced a Crew Cab themselves.
For more information, including pricing, availability, and model options, contact Quality Classic Parts by calling (805) 896-1548 or email infoforqcp@gmail.com.