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1949 ford f1 truck lowering ..........

Ok Here is the question

I have a very original truck ( pictures on the gallery 1949 ford f1)

Original 650 /16 bias tires.

Would like to replace the rear with 275/60/15 and front 195/60/15
that will lower the truck a little
They will go on cragar ss rims

I woudl like to lower the front a little more but I would like to keet as close possible to stock.
Can I just get shorter springs and new shocks?
would that do it?>
what about the back? any tricks?
maybe I am all wrong ,,,,,thats why I need Help


Thank you so much for any help or suggggggestion !!!!
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BLACK I love it.

Most competent spring shops can de-arch your springs and lower the truck. I suggest that route. You remove the spring pack and they change the arch of the springs. If you are industrious, you can just remove a few of the leafs and accomplish the same thing but the load carrying capacity will be reduced ( but the ride quality improved ).

Also, there are places who drop axles ... they take your front axle, heat it and stretch it ... while maintaining the proper caster . I had this done to both a 49 F-1 ( not as nice as yours but much quicker SBC/4 speed ) and a 56 F-100 big window.
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