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Old 10-19-2015, 04:36 AM
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Ok my son has a 58 chevy truck straight axel truck that we lowered and it drives like crap it wonderers all over the road there is some looseness in the steering wheel. I have tried to adjust the steering box and it don't really help my friend told me the steering box is junk it has over a 1/8 inch of play in the steering. Any help would be great thanks.

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wide tires-rims.

Along time ago I had a 56 cameo with wide rims and wide tires, and that offset changes the geometry enough that it was all over the road, followed ruts and railroad tracks that were at an angle to the road. It sounds like a new steering gear is the first thing to find.
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Rebuilding the steering box might not change anything.
How was it lowered?
Did you modify the pitman arm?

You might have the drag link out of alignment.
Can you get a pic to refresh our old brains!
Been a few years since working on my 56.
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What we did was just move the axel from the top to the bottom this dropped the truck 5 inches, when it's raised up it drives fine but not when you lower it.
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castor wedges ?

you might neet to install some leaf spring wedges to get the castor back to where it should be

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We set the axel on 4 degrees didn't help.
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Back in the day these were common: KYB SS15345 Stabilizer Kit | eBay You probably won't find one listed for your '58 so you might have to get creative and adapt to fit.
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