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Old 11-08-2005, 02:08 PM
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Which Spring Kit to use on 52 Chevy Truck

I am in the process of building my 52 chevy pickup and have already put a TCI Mustang II IFS. I want to put a new leaf spring kit in the rear with a drop of about 4 inches (all the kits seem to do this). I also want the rear wheels to be centered in the wheel wells (correcting the factory forward placement). Would like some ideas/experiences from folks that have installed new spring kits and their opinions, satisfaction, and/or dissatisfactions of the kits.

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I used the rear springs from a Chrysler mini van. The front mounts just bolt on to pads welded to the outside of the pickup frame and the rear shackles directly to the rear frame rails. This setup will allow any mid 70's Camaro or Firebird 10 bolt rear to just bolt in. It also corrects the tapered alignment of the springs and allowed me to move the rear back 2" to center the wheels. Anyway that's what I used on my '53.
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