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Old 10-29-2002, 03:57 PM
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Does anyone know where I may locate a dropped front axel for my 57 Chevy truck? And, do the mono front springs lower the front end? Are the spring loops reversed?.

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Hello dear sir,
Hey I have a drop axel for a 1957 Chevy truck in fact it has everything on it springs drums backing plates new brakes spring mounts and the whole enchilada. Make me an offer. I'll get rid of it cheap!! Can send you pics if you like i live in Modesto, Ca so shipping would be up to you. I also have other parts for your truck all O.E. stuff in good condition. See ya, Alex
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D. West,

where do you live? I'm in Irvine. I'm relatively new to the area and have been trying to find some of the cruising spots. I only know of one, but it's always Saturdays at 6 in the a.m.
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Why would you want to keep the straight X in your truck?
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my landlord made a car trailer out of my old one. actually the new one ton trucks all have them. but are you going to be hauling bricks or what?

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Why not keep the straight axle? Less parts to wear out, way way way stronger, easier to align, seems to me that people should be taking off independent and putting straight axles on.
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I believe that if you want the In The Weeds look for your 57 pickup, you would be much happier with either a camaro subframe (cheap-fairly simple with welding skills) or a mustang II type front end with rack+pinion and disc brakes (lots of kits out there-wide price range).But, if you must have a drop axle, check out speedway motors, they have a semi-elliptical frontend kit with adjustable spring perches, straight 4" or 6" drop, and they carry all the additional parts needed to complete the job. You might want to ask them about the axles weight rating though. Go To Speedwaymotors.com
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If all things fail, call MOR-DROP axles out of Oakland, CA at (510) 661-1888. They've been doing dropped axles forever.
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