A week or so ago I heard that the guys from Total Cost Involved Engineering were going to be installing (and videotaping) one of their ’55 to ’59 Chevy coilover IFS systems right here in our Source Interlink Tech Center. It’s not often an opportunity for us to chronicle a complete install a mere 100 feet from the comfort of our offices presents itself, so pulling rank, I asked Wes to hang out in the Tech Center that day and photograph the installation from start to finish so we could show the process to you here in the pages of CT.
As most classic truckers are aware, TCI manufactures a variety of super-high-quality classic truck suspension and steering systems, and it’s always interesting and informative to see one installed in a start-to-finish scenario. The subject here is a ’55 Chevy and the system used is TCI’s 1955 to 1959 Chevy Truck Custom Coilover Independent Suspension System. You may recall that this is the very system I chose to use on my own ’57 chassis. I chose the TCI IFS setup because my years of using the company’s wares on nearly all of my street rod and classic pickup projects have been trouble-free and have offered easy installation and great handling after the fact. Aside from being designed and manufactured right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A., the Custom Coilover Independent Suspension system also offers superb craftsmanship, from the 1-inch-diameter TIG-welded upper tubular control arms to the 11⁄8-inch TIG-welded tubular lower control arms and engineered crossmember assemblies fitted with adjustable stainless steel concentrics for quick and easy caster/camber adjustments. The whole IFS package is a great example of the company’s focus on superior quality and workmanship.
So, rather than blabbering on and on, let’s get to it and take a look at the step-by-step installation performed right here in our Tech Center. Oh, and by the way, you’ll be able to use the QR code found in this article to view a video version of this install as well. CT