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Old 04-12-2013, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I'll take the truck thanks. Back in the day,we used to send axles Moredrop to get them reforged and dropped. The natural result or reforging them is that it narrows the axle slightly allowing for wider wheels. Last I heard they are still in business but it costs more to have an axle dropped than it does to buy a new one.
If I am not mistaken they are out of business. They quality had dropped a LOT over the years. Back "in the day" they did a beautiful job with it looking like it hadn't even been modified. But when I went by there in the seventies the friggin axle looked like pulled taffy, it was a HORRIBLE job. My dad managed a used car lot just down the street and you drove right by Mor-drop to get on the freeway to come home. But honestly, I hear horror stories about the king pin bosses being all distorted, they turned into an out and out hack shop.

The truck by the way is very nice. Our dad bought it in 66, brought home a 58 Buick trade in and a mechanic from the Buick dealer where he worked and the guy swapped in the 364. It was a hack job with the crossmember cut out. We both drove it to school. The frame was replaced and I now have it along with the original bed as my trailer. But this truck is very nice, the only mistake my brother regrets is the Cordova front suspension, he HATES it. But all in all it runs and drives nice.

Brian

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