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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BEAR, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. djlifter
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    Thanks guys....yea the 60 is gonna be lowered soon. It needs a few basics first.

    Both trucks are 292's. the green is a granny 4 sp. and the black is a 3 on the tree. Both are solid as a rock. Neither is rusted at at all. Well, the black has a tiny spot on one cab corner
     

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  2. djlifter
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    Hey TULSA, where did you find that little truck?
    It looks good !
     
  3. djlifter
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    I will do a SIDS 3 inch dropped axle in the front and I will flip the rear, but, is it really safe to heat that steering arm off the front hub ?
    I did it on the green 59 but I was uncomfortable doing it.
     
  4. Hotrod1959
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    Danny , my friend Tim has done several and he says that the key when heat that steering arm is to let it cool on its own and not to cool with water.

    Bob

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  5. TULSA
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    Got it from Nostalgia Sid. I remember seeing that truck at yours down on 11th for sale. Its a cool truck.

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  6. TULSA
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    Sid has tie rod drops. The arms do not need to be heated if you use those.

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  7. djlifter
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    Tulsa
    Yea, that's the guy on 11th that bought both trucks from me. I saw that he still had them both and made him an offer.
    I've been looking around for another 57-60, but a solid body is getting really hard to find.

    Also, I put the tie rod spacers on and still had to heat the arm. The bump steer was AWFUL til I bent the arm.
     
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  9. BIGREDTODD
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    Damn, that looks good!

     
  10. Hoptup Jalop
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    So with the spacers the steering arm still wasn't parallel??


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  11. Hotrod1959
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    Thanks Todd,

    Drove it home 40 miles and didn't miss a beat. Got the turn signals working. Now I have to work on the fuel gauge. One of the better ones I have found.
     
  12. Cshabang
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    never saw one of those in a crew cab....hot damn
     
  13. #Wideopen
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    Tie rod spacers are just to make the track rod clear the springs
    Bump steer will be diabolical if u don't bend the steering arm
    If u get the link from the steering box arm to the spindle steering arm level, it will drive better than new
    Heat it and bend it down, let it cool slowly it will be fine, is made from a quality forging


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  14. Marti Ann
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    That's a really nice truck! Will we be seeing more pictures of it soon?
     
  15. djlifter
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    Damn Bob..... Where do you keep finding all these trucks ??? I'm jealous !
    Lol
    That looks almost perfect.
     
  16. Hotrod1959
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    When you are retired you have plenty of time to look.............
     
  17. Elwateke
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    Here is mine, daily driver too.
     

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  18. djlifter
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    Nice grill Elwateke !
     
  19. Elwateke
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    Thanks, got it real cheap a long time ago at Long Beach swap meet. It's not perfect but excellent for a daily driver.


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  20. djlifter
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    Here's a few shots of the lowering process on the black 60.
    This truck is very solid. As we got it on the lift, I became more and more excited about the structure of this one.
     

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  21. djlifter
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    Leaving in just a few minutes for Guthrie OK to pick up the 3 inch dropped axle from Sid.
    Also, the c notch kit from CPP should be here Tuesday, hopefully. The new tank, and neck as well.
    All the shoes are good (new actually) checked the bearings, just picked up new wheel cylinders and shocks. The new master cyl will be here tomorrow.
     
  22. djlifter
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    This is the truck on the lift. Gonna do red steelies and wide whites just like the green one. Think I'll paint the grill and the bumper white, also cutting about 2.5 inches off the from frame horns to tuck in the front bumper.

    Any other ideas ??
     

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  23. Hotrod1959
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    How is the seat? Use a late 80s GM truck bench seat so no bouncy springs.......

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  24. Hoptup Jalop
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    did you need to do the C notch or???
     
  25. Hoptup Jalop
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    can you tell me about the power brake conversion? interested in converting my panel..thanks!
     
  26. djlifter
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    Hoptup
    After visiting with Sid yesterday, I may not c notch mine. He showed me how to mount the leaf spring mounting bracket upside down, and have the rear leaf spring reverse arched. it lowers the truck about 4-5 inches and then you can remove a leaf or two if needed. He says there's no need to c notch after doing this.
     
  27. Hoptup Jalop
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    Thanks for that great info!! I would be very interested in this process.... Please if you would document and post...


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  28. djlifter
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    Sid said to turn the front leaf mount of the rear leaf "upside down".
    Then have the main leaf reverse arched, which puts the eyes in the opposite direction, thereby lowering the truck quite a bit.
    He also said you can add longer shackles on the rear leaf mount, which will help as well.
    Makes sense to me so I may give it a go......
     
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  30. Hoptup Jalop
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    when you say reverse arched...do you mean reversing the eye only or completely changing the direction of the of the arch such as what it would look like if it was turned upside down?? or maybe de-arching (flattening out the arch)

    i thing a reverse of the eye and the mount rotation sounds like a nice combo. i dont want to slam mine...just take a little altitude out if it and apply a little rubber rake to it...
     

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