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Old 01-05-2003, 09:00 PM
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Post lowering a '56-'60 ford f100

so i'm about to buy one of these old fords and i'm wondering if anyone can tell me what i'm getting into. my goal is to have a lowered stance that is still driveable in the modern world. this truck will still be used as a truck and i hope to be able to tow and haul light loads.
i have the ability and equipment to do clip conversions and all that, but simplicity is key as this is not my main project.
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My son and I had great sucess with a cross member from Gibbons in Iowa. It indexes on existing holes in the frame and bolts up so there is no frame cutting. It accepts torsion bar front ends off of cordoba and volare the codoba are larger cars. Our truck drives like it is on rails and there is plenty of adjustment in the suspension to fine tune it. They also provided great support for a dumb plumber doing hies first rod.
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I am also trying to lower my '60, and want to know the website for Gibbons, thanks for your help.
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Grab a cup of coffee (or a nice cold one ) and click here for factory front clip alternatives. Two inexpensive ways to lower the rear are by de-arching the springs or flipping the axle.
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