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So close you can taste it!

Here we are folks, #2 is installed and this is #3 and the first one to ship.

Installation is much easier than before and the frame stiffness is unmatched. I have been test fitting parts and making small corrections so that you get a high quality part you won’t have to fight to install and will enjoy for years to come.


10 thoughts on “So close you can taste it!

  1. Hey Steve, Any thought about tubular A arms and coilover setup for this Dakota setup???

    1. Yes I have! I need to get the base kits all fixtured up first. I actually have a few ideas to try that would increase strength, lightness and decrease cost!

      I still want to do the full bolt in kit too.

  2. Steve Is this the 53-56 ford and how long before i can get one

    1. Just got in a few minutes ago with my new acquisition, I ended up with a 54. I will blow it apart and clean it up over the next few weeks to get down to the frame and it will take a week or so from there to get the kits ready. Sooner the better.

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  3. nice work on the new dakota IFS for ford f 100s
    what do you have for the rear ? derbydad276

    1. Nothing just yet. I will be building the frame for my newest acquisition over the next few months and want to do a rear linkage system. Probably an nonparallel unequal length four link with a Watts and sleeve air springs.

      Going to have to wait and see though.

  4. Are you going to build a IFS package for 1948-1952 Ford F-1’s ? I’ve got a 1949 and I bought a Volare sub for it (actually out of an 89 Chysler Fifth Ave) but I’d rather use one of your Dakota setups! Let me know! Thanks Rob

    1. Rob, I will be offering a kit for those trucks in due time.

  5. I picked up a 1960 F100 about 2 years ago and just pulled the motor for rebuild. I have looked for options on the front and rear end to lower it and update the suspension, steering and brakes and found your website. I know parts are limited for 57-60 but from what I see that you have so far looks good. Will your IFS fit my 1960? I would like to talk to you about any current or future parts you are working on that I could use in the build. Email me when you get a chance.



    1. Brian,

      Your truck is one of the year models we want to cover.

      Previously I offered the Dakota kit and a brake kit that offset the power booster to clear larger V8 engines. I fully intend to bring similar but upgraded parts on line for your truck in the upcoming months.

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