Ive got a 1970 Half ton pickup that's pretty much my hobby truck. Ive been wanting to do a mild suspension drop for some time but unsure how to proceed. In the most recent *** catalog I found 2 inch drop front springs but I've heard that when you attempt to drop an I beam front end with springs it causes serious tire wear and tire lean. The only other way I know to drop the truck is to use the front end out of an old mercury, but it results in about a 7 inch drop. Please e-mail with any ideas at Crin09715(No Email Addresses In Posts!), thanks
They are right a spring drop on an I-beam front end does cause excessive tire wear. But, a merc front end swap is not your only other option. About 3 or 4 suspension manufacturer make drop deams for this era of truck. DCM suspension is one I know of for sure. There are a couple more out there. I wouldn't recomend using the "Dream Beam" drop beams if you are going to use it to haul anything. They don't hold up as well, from what I have heard. Dropped I-Beams are made, I just can't remember a name. Try www.justIbeams.com I think that shoudl get you something. Just airbags.com will get you to the site and let you search from there if above doesn't.
What's the project you are cutting the frame on. I might be able to find you a frame for CHEAP that you wouldn't have to cut. OH by the way. I just bought the new issue of custom classic truck and there is a buisness in OKC that makes beds for trucks. I havent checked out the website but it sounds really cool