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3600 lowering
#1435143 Thu Dec 30 2021 12:33 AM
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breezy Offline OP
'Bolter
Yes I've searched. Not a ton but closer than a 1/2. Want to lower 3 inches without drop axle. Can it be done. Pics please. Thanks for any help. My pics are to big before anyone asks. I'm not computer savvy. Soory.

Re: 3600 lowering
breezy #1435166 Thu Dec 30 2021 03:25 AM
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'Bolter
6 lug wheels are half ton, 8 lug are 3/4 ton with single rear wheels for ‘47.2 and later.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Re: 3600 lowering
EdPruss #1435200 Thu Dec 30 2021 12:29 PM
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breezy Offline OP
'Bolter
Understand that Ed
I know I have a 3/4 ton. But wanting to lower about 3 inches.
I have considered converting to dually but unsure how this can
Be done.

Re: 3600 lowering
breezy #1435323 Fri Dec 31 2021 05:48 AM
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Trucks with higher weight capacity than a 1/2 ton are a lot more difficult to hotrod, primarily because there's just not enough demand for the parts needed to alter them. A truck in a town near my place pretty obviously began life as a mid-1980's 1 ton box truck like the ones Hertz and U-Haul rent. Over the past several month I've watched it get transformed into a "pickup" with a stepside bed about 10 feet long lowered, and equipped with "super single" style ultra-wide wheels and tires. Personally, I think it's butt-ugly, but someone has gone to a great deal of work and expense to make it look that way!

You might want to consider air bags instead of springs to get the ride height you're looking for.
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Re: 3600 lowering
breezy #1436219 Thu Jan 06 2022 12:12 AM
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Jerry -- Can't he just remove a few spring leaves?


John
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Re: 3600 lowering
breezy #1436237 Thu Jan 06 2022 02:15 AM
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
The axles will bottom out against the frame- - - -makes for a very rough ride. Of course, even with a more sophisticated lowering method, some major frame modifications will be required, "C-notching" or something similar.
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!

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