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64 fairlane 500 03-14-2012 04:13 PM

lowering a the 1965 f-100
 
hello everyone, i just picked up a 1965 ford f-100 and i need some tips on how to lower the front and rear. but i dont want to buy dream beams THANKS :welcome: :) :drool:

matt167 03-14-2012 04:25 PM

Panther ( Crown Vic/ Merc Grand Marquis ) front end's bolt in. Rear, you can flip the rear axle ontop the springs and lower that way.. I guess you could heat and bend the original beams to correct a little camber from a coil or 2 removed as there forged, but lowering a '65-'96 twin I beam truck is not cheap

64 fairlane 500 03-14-2012 04:27 PM

thanks
 
how much would flipping the axle onto top of the springs lower it? and how would i go about heating the i beams? thanks!

matt167 03-14-2012 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by 64 fairlane 500
how much would flipping the axle onto top of the springs lower it? and how would i go about heating the i beams? thanks!

A truck shop would be the best bet for the beams.. Usually get about 3" out of an axle flip, if the hangers on the rear bolt or rivit on, you can flip them upside down and from side to side, and you will get another 2", but your not going to get 4" on the front from cutting a coil or 2 and adjusting the beams


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