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Old 08-07-2004, 11:41 AM
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56 chev pu suspension upgrade

Hello
Hope I'm doing this correctly.
My question is on my in process project truck I have a 56 chevy Pu with a 4" chop.
And have installed a (Zigg's) four link with coil over springs. The front is a grafted to frame 78 firebird front suspension with 2" drop spindals. My problem is it's not low enough. Is it possible to fit air bags instead of the steel springs to drop another couple inches?
Thankyou :George

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Old 08-09-2004, 02:31 AM
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how much space is there between the bottom a-arm and the spring overload. How ever many inches is between there is how many inches u have to drop it with out major front end rebuilding
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Thank-you for your reply
I have about 3 to 4" of room. My thoughts on this are removing the coil springs and shocks in front and replacing them with air shocks. Rear I could do the same thing? I have researched the net but am not able to locate a compatible system. Any suggestions? Thanks again.
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Old 08-10-2004, 02:47 AM
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i do not have any experence with air shocks or car front ends. But on my 49 i put a 73 chevy pickup front end with stock shocks and 2600 firestone air bags on the front with cstom built brackets out of pipe and flat steal. The top of the tire toed in because the a arms chaged from stock stance but my front end was made to put shimmies in it so thats what i did to get the angle right instead of buying a complete kit. I dont know if this will work on ur car front end but i am only 17 and do not have much money to spend so i do this and good and cheep as i can. I do not know much about air shocks but it would be a whole lot cheeper to buy bags and shocks. could u post some pictures of ur front end and rear end?
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