By Ronald J. Welch
Let me preface this article by saying that the recommendations outlined here are based on experience and are offered only as suggestions. They are not the definitive answer to all suspension projects. Only good project investigation will yield the best results and save you the misery of an uninformed decision.
Trucks with the early single "I" beam technology of the '40's, '50's and '60's were strong, dependable and intended for lots of heavy work in primitive surroundings. These trucks over the years have proven that they were well built and long lasting. However, they lack the comfort and safety features we expect in today's daily transportation. Thus a whole industry has been created to satisfy this need.