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#713496 - Thu Jan 20 2011 02:04 AM lowering the rear end of a 1950 Chevy 3/4
Boardwalk Joe Offline
New Guy
Registered: Mon Apr 02 2007 12:00 PM
Posts: 6
Loc: Oregon
Im thinking of lowering my 1950 Chevy 3/4.

I'll be using a 4" drop axle in front, that should be simple enough. But my problem lies on how to do the rear end. The springs are on the outside of the frame and axle is under the springs. I know if I put the axle on top of the springs there won't be much room between the frame and axle (it could have been so easy). Anyway if anybody has any ideas or has done this project just chime in.
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#713515 - Thu Jan 20 2011 08:13 AM Re: lowering the rear end of a 1950 Chevy 3/4 [Re: Boardwalk Joe]
Denny Graham Online
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Posts: 9871
Loc: Sandwich, IL
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#713540 - Thu Jan 20 2011 10:10 AM Re: lowering the rear end of a 1950 Chevy 3/4 [Re: Denny Graham]
bobd Offline
New Guy
Registered: Wed Apr 20 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 11
Loc: Northern NY state
Yea, like he said. Just looking at my '50 3600 puts a smile on my face, dents, faded paint, and all.
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#713546 - Thu Jan 20 2011 10:29 AM Re: lowering the rear end of a 1950 Chevy 3/4 [Re: bobd]
cletis Online
Registered: Sat May 19 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 10404
Loc: Parker County Texas
Welcome to the site, Boardwalk Joe. I usually move questions like yours to the HiPo Shop. That is our forum for modifications from stock. But since these guys have changed the topic to the merits of keeping your truck stock, I'm leaving the thread here. There will probably be others chime in with the merits of modifying it.

If these guys can't convince you to leave it stock, please re-post your how-to question in the HiPo shop.
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#713632 - Thu Jan 20 2011 04:31 PM Re: lowering the rear end of a 1950 Chevy 3/4 [Re: cletis]
Tiny Online
Registered: Sat Aug 06 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 9834
Loc: South Central Kansas
It seems these days that the "in thing" is dropping the floor pans into the dirt. It take courage to keep them original.
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#713652 - Thu Jan 20 2011 05:35 PM Re: lowering the rear end of a 1950 Chevy 3/4 [Re: Tiny]
BIG CHEVY 3600 Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 10 2006 12:00 PM
Posts: 5290
Loc: DALLAS/BLANCO TEXAS
...love my 3600.
she's just 2" lower, one can hardly notice, and if I ever get her rolling she should corner a little sweeter.
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into self-replicating bits which then turned
into dinosaurs.
Makes perfect sense.


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#713808 - Fri Jan 21 2011 01:35 AM Re: lowering the rear end of a 1950 Chevy 3/4 [Re: BIG CHEVY 3600]
Boardwalk Joe Offline
New Guy
Registered: Mon Apr 02 2007 12:00 PM
Posts: 6
Loc: Oregon
Well thanks for all the comments. I love hearing about your stories and trucks............you ve given me food for thought.
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#713995 - Fri Jan 21 2011 05:28 PM Re: lowering the rear end of a 1950 Chevy 3/4 [Re: Boardwalk Joe]
Denny Graham Online
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Registered: Mon Oct 02 2006 12:00 PM
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Loc: Sandwich, IL
In the end Joe, it's your truck so do as you will, and don't let us purests discourage you.
DG
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#714228 - Sat Jan 22 2011 02:54 PM Re: lowering the rear end of a 1950 Chevy 3/4 [Re: Denny Graham]
mobileortho Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 20 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 1610
Loc: Yorktown, VA
I have a 50 3600 as well. Since it's hauling days are over, I removed a few leafs from mine.
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#715248 - Tue Jan 25 2011 11:01 PM Re: lowering the rear end of a 1950 Chevy 3/4 [Re: mobileortho]
Boardwalk Joe Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 02 2007 12:00 PM
Posts: 6
Loc: Oregon
Big Chevy 3600

I looked at your pics.......thats quite the project you have. How did you lower your back end.
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