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Disc brake (Fat Man) Must ll, lfs

All welded in, installing my calipers and pads, my que, which way does the pad w/riveted spring tab go?Also they sent 2spring connectors(to hold pads together) I am assuming does anyone have a pic w/caliper loaded w/ pads etc? Thanks Dana
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The 2springs r 4 ea pad to hold together, and riveted spring is 4when pads wear down it will start to screetch. OF COURSE, oh well now I know, thanks 454,
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rear suspension

I also have a 39 Chevy, this one a 2 door master deluxe. The suspension in the rear has new leafsprings and air shocks with a 2 inch block spacer mounted above the leaf springs to bring the rear end down 2 inches. The front has a 2 inch drop axle c/o Fatman.

the ride in the baxck is lousy. The axle bottoms out frequently with 2 people in the back seat and the rear of the car is still hiked up too much.

Any ideas on simply bringing the height down while having enough suspension travel to take up bumps with 2 passengers and supporting the load? air suspension? Any less expensive remedies? notching the frame to create more room for the axle to travel/ that sounds a little radical.

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I also have a 39 Chevy, this one a 2 door master deluxe. The suspension in the rear has new leafsprings and air shocks with a 2 inch block spacer mounted above the leaf springs to bring the rear end down 2 inches. The front has a 2 inch drop axle c/o Fatman.

the ride in the baxck is lousy. The axle bottoms out frequently with 2 people in the back seat and the rear of the car is still hiked up too much.

Any ideas on simply bringing the height down while having enough suspension travel to take up bumps with 2 passengers and supporting the load? air suspension? Any less expensive remedies? notching the frame to create more room for the axle to travel/ that sounds a little radical.

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well, if you look under the rear of the car at the axle

take note of how much room is between the top of the axle and the frame

you will need at least 3"-4" suspension travel for any kind of ride comfort

add to that, your wishes of lowering the rear 2" more

do you see 6"+ because thats what you will need, to have both lower and nice ride

if not, c-notching the frame is about the easiest fix
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lowering 39 chevy rear end

Thanks, Matt. I was afraid that was all that was left to do.

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