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Old 07-27-2006, 01:05 PM
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Lowering Blocks

I have a 53 Chevy PU with Camaero GenII front and rear end.
I noticed that the easiest and one of the best ways to lower it was to use dropped spindles in the front and "Lowering Blocks" in rear.

How do these Blocks work? Where is a source to get good ones?

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Old 07-27-2006, 02:06 PM
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I have a '49 Chevy pickup with Mustang II front and a 9" rear with lowering blocks. The blocks just space the rear end up off the spring to get it further into the fender. A good source is Speedway, but you might be able to find them locally at a decent parts store. Speedway sells them as a kit with the longer U bolts, so you have everything you need in one package.

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you can get the lowering blocks from any parts store, make sure they are not the cast blocks as they tend to shatter and thats bad...(you want milled blocks) basically the kit will come with your lowering blocks, and deeper u-bolts, instal the block between the pad of the axel and the leaf, center everything back up and bolt her down....one last note, check your pinion angle as well, you may need to insert a wedge shim if it gets knocked out from lowering it...
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Those are just a spacer that go between the spring and the axle..use longer ubolts than the stock ones..work fine for a small lowering,,On a pckup tho a lot of those have the spring on top of the axle and tha takes a bit more fiddling to get the springs mounted under the axle..as in relocate the spring perches to the other side of the axle..

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Drop spindles are a good idea for the front. You will get a 2 or 3 inch drop depending on the make of the spindle, and you keep the same ride as you have now. And you will still have the ability to go lower if you arent satisfied. I would recommend Belltech for drop spindles. I've never had any problems with any of their products.

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I have a '49 Chevy pickup with Mustang II front and a 9" rear with lowering blocks.
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I notice you're in Santa Rosa, you have any pictures of your truck? I live in Windsor, but spend a lot of time in Santa Rosa, and I've seen a few 48-54 Chevys around.
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