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Old 01-23-2006, 02:46 PM
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how to lower the rear of a 75 chevy 1/2 ton pickup

i just got a 75 chevy 1/2 ton pickup and the front end sits low enough but the rear is high.. hows the best way to lower the rear end of this truck?? in the 50s we used lowering blocks.. the truck has leaf springs... thanks for any help///

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You can buy lowering shackles for it, you could have the springs rearched, you can also put a flip kit in it , to flip the axle under the rearend housing, instead of ontop of it.
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The easiest would be using a rear shackle flip kit.
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thanks for the info.. do you have any idea where i can get this flip kit that you mensioned?? i live on the big island of hawaii and the auto parts stores are far and in between.. in fact almost non existing... aloha..
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Here is one.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...7+1975/c-10614
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i live on the big island of hawaii and the auto parts stores are far and in between.. in fact almost non existing... aloha..

yo dude...gotta come oahu.. ron's get'um.... bell tech...or maybe 4wheel off road in waipahu. aside from that you can buy them from any sport truck magazine... the DJM setup is the cheapest and easiest to install. no need notch the frame, just gotta get rid of the bumpstop and put on a shorty snubber. too bad i sent mine to my friend ins wisconsen... i could have given it to you 4 free...

AHUI HOU...
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thanks for the info.. i think this is the way to go... i will get my jc whitney catalog out and order these shackles...
aloha...
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bruddah...

you like me check how much ron's getum for? they near the aloha tower now... i bought polyeurothane bushings for my 1/2 ton 77 from them... so i know they carry 2wd parts.

here's the number for ron's 528-2022 on oahu, and even get one on maui(if they are still open) that number is 871-6291.

i think if you keep it local, if anything go wrong you can fix it here... i had a problem with drilled rotors from jc whitney... and i still have them. they don't fit my truck and i would have had to pay for shipping back.

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thanks there jd for the numbers of rons.. i will call them tomorrow and see what they can do for me... i also bought a few things from jc whitney and found out they are not the best quality thats why they cheap... i also would rather buy from someone local in case of problems...
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no problem dude.... just one gearhead helping other gearheads out.
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