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Old 02-18-2011, 07:25 PM
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Hello fella truckbed lovers,I got a 57 step bed ,shortbox,that has been behind my garage for ten years.Ive been puttin her on the back burner while I built my 67.Its time.Ive got a lot of questions.1. Can i put my axle on the other side of the springs on the front.Ive got it loose and turned that way now ,but i didnt try to bolt it up.Can you do that?

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A dropped axle is way better....and safer.....The perches on the axle are designed to be bolted the way they are now
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Thanks poncho ,i need as much guidance as i can get. I ve got the front clip off of it ,with a 55 one ready to go on.The 283 is just sittin there .It'd be a great time to put a camero sub clip under it. I'm not familiar with this forum,can I find a build thread someone has already done...thats idiot proof. I mean with the sub frame change.Any knowledge offered will be greatly appreciated . Thanks.
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There are a number of guys that have done a clip...I put a Nova clip under my 51 Ford F1....Did it 20 years ago and it has worked well since....still driving it.

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Cool. Luckily,I have a 56 full frame that i've been saving.It still has a 235 and three speed hanging in it.A rolling chassis. I dont know which one to cut.The 56 has a foot starter ,and i think thats cool ,well bla bla...thanx for the info. Have a great day. Oh yea whats the best donor?
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lots of questions? check here in the 55-59 chevy truck thread
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