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1947-1955 Wheels Tires and Drop
#1218315 Tue May 23 2017 02:11 AM
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Hey Everyone! Ive had my 1954 Chevrolet 3600 for about two years now. I received it as an incomplete project, and after a lot of practice( replacing EVERYTHING) I finally made it road worthy( kind of..)

I am about to install a drop axle, new wheels and tires, and I have had a heck of a time trying to find information on the setup I was looking for, so I thought I would make this thread.

When I purchased it.
[IMG]http://i8.photobucket.com/albu...-9AE1-A2914AA29085_zpsjouhzm1p.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i8.photobucket.com/albu...-9952-539F887F8288_zpsuphlzijz.jpg[/IMG]

Current:
[IMG]http://i8.photobucket.com/albu...-BAFA-193E83C992D5_zpscf5f6zuh.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i8.photobucket.com/albu...-9467-D9AE03F0F2FD_zps6hdw4wqm.jpg[/IMG]

Now onto the important stuff.(Copy, Paste the below format, and add a picture of your truck.) Try to show the front and side if you can!

Truck: 1954 Chevy 3600 3/4 Ton

Suspension:
Front: Stock Axle, Flipped Springs
Rear: C Notch, Flipped Axle
Shocks: Unknown

Wheels: Stock 15" Splits
Bolt Pattern: 8x6,5
Tires: Firestone 700-15 (Which is most similar to a 225/75 R15)




Re: 1947-1955 Wheels Tires and Drop
gnarlycreature #1218336 Tue May 23 2017 05:19 AM
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It appears to me you are looking for pictures of heavily modified trucks. I moved you to the HiPo shop.


"It's just a phase. He'll grow out of it." Mama, 1964

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Re: 1947-1955 Wheels Tires and Drop
gnarlycreature #1218348 Tue May 23 2017 12:38 PM
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Your links aren't working? Photobucket can be a troublesome site.


Dave

Clutch head screws have stolen too many hours from my life....

1950 Chevy 3600 (resto-something) - the work resumes...
https://goo.gl/photos/8t5mLuj4JZebvGq49

1963 GMC Widebed Custom

1951(?) GMC flatbed that is now a flower garden:
https://goo.gl/photos/H79pvKhHLxjNiR149

1968 Chevy II Nova- not running, waiting for me to finish the '50 3600
https://goo.gl/photos/Dh7q4pt3WSkKjjFr9
Re: 1947-1955 Wheels Tires and Drop
gnarlycreature #1218471 Wed May 24 2017 02:08 AM
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Posts: 1,721
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Gnarly,

Take a look at mine. It is all original, however, I had front axle bent 4 inches and rear end dropped 3 inches using blocks. Front axle is about 4.5 inches off the ground. I have a hard time using trailers. All shocks and leaf springs are original. I have a ruler laying by the front axle. In the picture I am not level with camera and you can still see the 2 x4 under both tires.

Chris

Last edited by ndkid275; Wed May 24 2017 02:11 AM.
Re: 1947-1955 Wheels Tires and Drop
gnarlycreature #1218544 Wed May 24 2017 04:20 PM
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Just be sure that you have everything above the "scrub line".

You should be able to have the truck roll with either front tire removed from the rim, without anything dragging on the ground.

Also, you'll need to have your steering arms corrected for the drop- especially for the drag link angle.

You can find examples of trucks on Nostalgia Sid's website: droppedaxles.com

Last edited by Norcal Dave; Wed May 24 2017 04:22 PM.

Dave

Clutch head screws have stolen too many hours from my life....

1950 Chevy 3600 (resto-something) - the work resumes...
https://goo.gl/photos/8t5mLuj4JZebvGq49

1963 GMC Widebed Custom

1951(?) GMC flatbed that is now a flower garden:
https://goo.gl/photos/H79pvKhHLxjNiR149

1968 Chevy II Nova- not running, waiting for me to finish the '50 3600
https://goo.gl/photos/Dh7q4pt3WSkKjjFr9
Re: 1947-1955 Wheels Tires and Drop
gnarlycreature #1218617 Thu May 25 2017 03:42 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,721
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I used Sid at dropped axles. Like Dave stated, ensure you have it all planned out and calculate your scrub line more than once. I screwed it up and went lower then I should have.

Chris


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