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Old 03-30-2007, 03:54 PM
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Flipping steering knucles

I wonder if I flip, upside down, then left to rigth, the steering knucles of a C10 chevy pickup will they keep an acceptable geometry and lower the truck front end in the process?
The ball joints holes can be modified
The tie rods would go upside down but I don't think this would be too much trouble.
Camber can be easily corrected.
But, is there a reason for not ever been seen anywhere done?

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Old 03-30-2007, 04:35 PM
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I assume that you are talking about the spindles....if so...It won't work, the geometry would be way out of wack. Have you tried looking for some dropped spindles to fit your truck? There may be some available. Check with Fatman Fabrications.
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No way camber can be corrected----There is about a 8* kingpin inclination built into these. would not be able to pull in inside enough.

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yep, I meant spindles, I can't get any aftermarket parts here, must buy from abroad, importing them from the USA is quite expensive, I have a couple of turns of the springs collapsed with a oxi torch but would like to go lower, any suggestions?
How did you guys did this in the old times? we live here like you lived maybe back in the 50's or so, when it's time to get aftermarket parts for american vehicles, most stuff available is for rice burners.
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some people z the frames (I am not a fan of this on a pickup...or anything other than a 1200lb hotrod) have you thought about a channeling the body down over the framerails to lower it without altering the suspension?

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Old 03-31-2007, 10:15 AM
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Chevrolet4x4s :

What is "z the frame" ?'ve never heard of it, actually the C10 frame is under a '46 chevy fleetmaster sedan, the body is already chaneled at the rear because of the high frame rails, can't go any lower, I don't mind loosing most of the suspension travel, I was thinking of cutting th 2 coils that are torched down already, the front tires look bad sticking out of the front fenders, need help correcting this 2 problems, high ride heigth and too wide front end, I have rims that almost touch the ball joints. the car does not look good up front, the rear is fine.
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making the frame like this -------front suspinson-------_____rest of frame_____
it involves cutting off the front section at about the fire wall and welding it back on 2-3 inches higher and reenforcing it.
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I get it now, sounds interesting, I'm gonna give it a tougth.
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