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Old 11-17-2008, 02:36 PM
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I like lowered trucks as long as you don't go too low, like "How does he/she turn a corner" low, ya know?
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john, looks like you are making good progress. let me know if you need anything.
saving up for some STEEL right now, hopefully get some steel, do a little bit of suspension work ( long as s lift bars ), beef up the frame in a few spots it should be stronger, bend out a cage,build a new crossmember in the back to relocate the shocks to be behind the axle housing and at a 90 degree angle, and fill in some holes in the floors and firewall...
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Most have probably already seen mine before, but I haven't posted in a while so I'll post it again. These are old pics from over a year ago, but it doesn't look much different except a set of body-colored steelies with chrome trim rings. It currently has the motor and tranny out while I complete the 460/C6 buildup and get the Doug Nash auxiliary overdrive installed. Slow progress, but I hope to have it done at some point during the winter (It's snowing here in Pa right now so I wouldn't be driving it anyway.)


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saving up for some STEEL right now, hopefully get some steel, do a little bit of suspension work ( long as s lift bars ), beef up the frame in a few spots it should be stronger, bend out a cage,build a new crossmember in the back to relocate the shocks to be behind the axle housing and at a 90 degree angle, and fill in some holes in the floors and firewall...
sounds like you have a busy winter planned. I have a cage build sheet from Chris Alston if that would be any help. We got the mock up fenderwell header finished. It looks pretty good considering I haven't done much tubing work. Would you keep an eye out for a stock grill that is decent. Does not have to be perfect, just better than the LMC junker I have now.

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sounds like you have a busy winter planned. I have a cage build sheet from Chris Alston if that would be any help. We got the mock up fenderwell header finished. It looks pretty good considering I haven't done much tubing work. Would you keep an eye out for a stock grill that is decent. Does not have to be perfect, just better than the LMC junker I have now.
The cage build sheet would help a TON> IF it is something that can be faxed, let me know and i can get you a fax number!!!!!..... You looking for the grille insert, or a grille surround piece???? Post up some photos of your prototype headers when you get a chance, in your build thread. Within the next few weeks i may be moving to denver, so i might get the chance to get out to the wrecking yards more often and hopefully find alot of parts!

To try to get back on topic,my truck now sits about 5" lower in the rear, and about 4" lower in the front.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:18 AM
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Thanks for the posts , keep the pics coming , has anyone ever tried to reverse the rear shock for wheel hop , 1 forward stock and 1 facing to the rear , would this work ?
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I have seen people add rear facing shocks, and keep their original shocks, and it helped quite a bit, so a total of 4 shocks on the rear. Also have seen alot of success using lift bars from the rear end up to about the transmission crossmember. Wheel hop sucks, but if you can work your suspension to transfer a ton of weight, and actually lift the rear of the bed of the truck on a launch, it will help a ton. The more the rear squats on a launch, the more probable wheel hop, and unloading your rear tires is. Ideally you will need to find a way to make the rear of the truck rise a little on launch, alot more weight will be on the tires that way.
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this is a great thread. keep these pics coming.
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I love these trucks the lines look great everything shaved smooth, just like I like my trucks and woman lol !!!!!Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
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This is my '73....not lowered a lot, but I put a lot of time in the rear 3-link airbag setup.


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I aint much on lowered trucks either, but that being said these look nice I like the fact that they aint running wheels the same size as my 18-wheeler
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Didn't drop mine too much. 4" in the rear and maybe 2" in the front.Click the image to open in full size.
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