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Old 01-30-2009, 07:50 PM
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lowering a 1958 chevy 1/2 ton pickup

im thinking about lowering my 58 1/2 ton truck. my questing is how hard is it to do this? and how much will it cost?

i was thinking about 2 to 4 inches lower than it is now. its completely stock right now.



i dont know much about suspensions.

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It looks like one of the main ways to lower the front is by doing an IFS swap with either the late 70's early 80's Camero or the Mustang II.
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Was it still leaf springs on all 4 corners in 58?...If so, lowering blocks, if the axles are on top of the springs. De-arcing the springs if they are under them.

Putting in a dropped axle is another option on the front...

After that, it starts getting complicated.
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yes its leaf springs all the way around. and they are on top of the axles. so lowering blocks sounds like the easiest way to do it.


one more question. im putting a 400-500hp engine in it. will i have a problem with the rear axle braking off? its not a drag truck. just a weekend street truck. i dont want to have to find new leaf springs and whatever else brakes when that happens. should i reinforce the axle?
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