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Old 03-10-2003, 09:39 PM
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How can I lower the front end of a 1951 Chevrolet pick-up and still keep the straight axle?I would like to lower it 3 to 4 inches.Is this possible? any info would be appreciated.

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I went with a mono leaf spring up front on a 48 GMC I built for my Dad. That will lower you down a few inches.

You could also go with a tire with a smaller height side wall and lower it some.

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Tough to get that low without a dropped axle. Mor Drop in Oakland has been doing it the old way for decades, heating and stretching your axle. They will do a 3 1/2" drop in an old Ford axle for $275. Figure shipping two ways on top of that. Probably near the same cost for one like yours. Call them @ 949-279-8158.
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Hey Joe,where did you find that mono leaf spring for your dad's 48?I would be interested in contacting the company.Do they make a dropped spindle for these year Chevy trucks?Thanks Stan
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Hey Willys,thanks for the info on More drop.I will have to contact them.But I'm thinking the shipping from Illinois to California and back would be a killer!
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I bought the mono leaf spring for my Dad's 48 GMC from a Company in San Dimas CA. I couldn't find the receipt to get the name again but this company sells the same spring. <a href="http://www.classicperform.com/4754chevtrk.html#springs" target="_blank">http://www.classicperform.com/4754chevtrk.html#springs</a>

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Joe,thanks for the info.That is an excellent site,I think I will go with the mono-leaf spring.It will give it a 3 inch drop,which is about where I want to be.Thanks again,Stan
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