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51 chevy truck with nova rear

I have a 51 chevy truck that has a nova rear end. The wheels are not centered in the wheel well but the axle is mounted on the original truck leafs. With an 81 camaro sub welded on I need to drop the rear about 4 inches to have it close to level. Do I make a plate to move the axle back on the springs with my drop block or does someone make a spring that will correct the lowering and centering at the same time?

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If you are using lowering blocks, I would just re-drill the hole in them to move the axle a bit....How much does it have to be moved?
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That is exactly what I did with mine. Made lowering blocks from 3x3 metal tubing and simply had the upper guide pin set in the center of the block and the hole for the guide pin in the spring all the way at the front of the block, moving the rear end back on the springs to center the wheels in the fenders.

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You can also flip the leaf springs end for end to center things up. If the springs are stock they probably need the shackles/bushings replaced anyway and this is a good time to do it. I used thick wall square steel tubing to make my lowering blocks. The rearend is where I want it but the front end isn't quite low enough...i'm hoping the springs settle after driving it for a while.
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