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Old 02-18-2007, 05:30 PM
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dropped i beams

im currently working on a 1966 f 100 truck. i was wondering if the only way i could drop the front end would be drop i beams ?

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dropped I beams

aside from clipping the frame and changing the complete front end,the dropped I beams are the only way you will be able to lower the truck and maintain your correct front end geometry. any change in heigth (up or down) drasticly changes camber on those twin I beam front ends.
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...any change in heigth (up or down) drasticly changes camber on those twin I beam front ends.
True, unless you raise the pivot point as well as the "spring" point of the I beam. Not possible on all years/models but might be on yours. You'd have to do some measuring. You also have to insure the beam will have enough travel clearance from all frame members. The other negative is that at a maximum you'd probably only get about 1" to 2 " drop.
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CHECK OUT CLASSIC TRUCKS MARCH$APRIL ISSUES--INSTALLING MUST2 AND COLUMN--good article on installing front end-crossmember-and must2 still cheaper than dropped I-beames-ride a lot better-and handle good
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