I need your help. I am finally ready to start putting my 70 340 Cuda back into shape. It was a beat on drag car at one point in it's life, and the suspension is shot. Currently it has 2 different size leaf springs on the rear (old hot rodder trick I think), horrible shocks, worn bushings, etc. I need at least a disk brake conversion for the front end as well. I'd like to do a gearvendors for the 727 in the future, but no money for that now I'm afraid. Goal: Enjoyable cruiser, no track time either straight or curvy. 8 3/4 rear, 3.55 posi
Need: Front end rebuild / Read end shocks at least, any other rear end upgrades /Front drum to disc conversion
So, to save money and after reading the forum as much as I can, it seems quite plausible to keep the stock K member (these can be fortified through welding I guess, interested if anyone has a lead on how to do that.) Not sure what new torsion bars would get me either, but I would need everything else.
I see some concerns about the Hotchkis UCA's, so I'm thinking of just going with the Moog offset bushings on whatever UCA I get. QA1 has some kits, but their quality seems to be in question. But I do need bang for the buck, so maybe their stuff is the way to go.
Can I do this and the front disc upgrade for under $4000 (parts only of course)? How would you do it?
Thanks guys, I'm really interested in how you would approach this.