Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Southwest Region > Oklahoma Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Oklahoma Chapter Join Chapter, Leader: Gary Lewis

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-07-2003, 01:24 AM
Crin Crin is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Cushing Oklahoma
Posts: 5
Crin is starting off with a positive reputation.
Question 1970 1/2 ton

Hey,
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
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-07-2003, 02:01 AM
Scotty1 Scotty1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Miami U.S.A.
Posts: 479
Scotty1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
1970 1/2 ton

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.


Scotty
__________________
By the way FORDS RULE.

F= First
0= On
R= Race
D= Day
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-10-2003, 09:55 AM
qtrmiler qtrmiler is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 301
qtrmiler is starting off with a positive reputation.
1970 1/2 ton

If you're close to Tulsa I can show you a set of DJM dream beams we just put on our project...
__________________
Out of the muscle car biz.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-12-2003, 04:50 AM
Crin Crin is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Cushing Oklahoma
Posts: 5
Crin is starting off with a positive reputation.
1970 1/2 ton

Im in cushing but have a few friends around tulsa in school and such so im up there some. Ill get a hold of you next time I go
Jarod
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-12-2003, 09:18 AM
qtrmiler qtrmiler is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 301
qtrmiler is starting off with a positive reputation.
1970 1/2 ton

Cool, maybe I'll have the frame cut down for the short bed too!
__________________
Out of the muscle car biz.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-13-2003, 12:49 AM
Crin Crin is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Cushing Oklahoma
Posts: 5
Crin is starting off with a positive reputation.
1970 1/2 ton

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
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-13-2003, 10:45 AM
qtrmiler qtrmiler is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 301
qtrmiler is starting off with a positive reputation.
1970 1/2 ton

Got a '66 long bed we're turning tino a short step-side
__________________
Out of the muscle car biz.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2003, 10:45 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SHOW ME UR DROPPED F150'S!! vandorin123 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 171 12-15-2014 08:39 PM
1978-79 springs and shocks turbohunter Ford Truck Parts for Sale 4 12-05-2013 11:02 AM
1970 ford f100 racing elvis 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 13 10-06-2013 10:50 AM
1970 f100 racing elvis 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 7 06-28-2013 08:53 AM
1970 Highboy lift issue 4x4ford33 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 8 12-17-2012 11:24 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Southwest Region > Oklahoma Chapter

Tags
12, 1970, 1970s, beam, beams, dream, f100, f150, ford, justibeams, justibeamscom, lowering, pick, ton, truck, wwwjustibeams

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup