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64 rear end swap

ihave a 64 chevy pickup with an eaton rearend and coil springs. i am not sure if i like the coil springs. since i am going to swapping out the rearend for a 14 bolt, i was thinking about changing to leaf springs. can someone help me with the pros and cons of swaping to leaf springs.
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Other than re-engineering the whole rear half of the frame......a lot of cutting and welding of brackets.

Why not just trade it for a 3/4 ton model, they have the leaf springs already.
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Keep the coils. Less axle wrap leading to less wheel hop under hard acceleration.
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forgot to mention

i guess i forgot to mention that the truck is a 3/4 ton model. 8 lugs all the way around. the reason i was thinking about the coil/leaf swap, is that i see they only built the coils for a few years. and hard acceleration i not a concern for me. not looking for a hot rod, just a good reliable truck. thanks guys.
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