bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

Postby moon.dog62 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:56 pm

Cole 71 your truck looks killer man. Such a good stance.

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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

Postby cole71 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:25 pm

moon.dog62 wrote:Cole 71 your truck looks killer man. Such a good stance.


Thanks moon!
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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

Postby Hotrodphil » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:26 pm

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That's a nice set up. How much did you lower your truck?

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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

Postby HotRodder Glenn » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:54 pm

cole71 wrote:Finally able to post in this thread! Here's mine with DJM dream beams with a coil cut, and a full hanger flip with the helper spring removed. I still need to get the right size tires.




Mind if I ask what size tires you have now? And what size tires you are getting? Why don't the ones on there now fit correctly?

Trying to learn what I need before I drop my truck.

Thanks,
Glenn

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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

Postby Grease Monkey » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:32 pm

Dream Beams with a coil cut on old springs in front. Hanger flip and longer shackles with overload spring removed and 6* shim added in rear.

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It's got a little rake, and a little more negative camber than I really want. Probably add some new front springs to even the rake and take out the negative camber eventually, but I'll run her like this for now.

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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

Postby HotRodder Glenn » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:20 pm

Grease Monkey wrote:Dream Beams with a coil cut on old springs in front. Hanger flip and longer shackles with overload spring removed and 6* shim added in rear.



It's got a little rake, and a little more negative camber than I really want. Probably add some new front springs to even the rake and take out the negative camber eventually, but I'll run her like this for now.




I wonder if a half a coil would help that? The truck sits nice, that is what I am looking for in the spring. How close is the rear to the snubber or frame? Any issues with bottoming out at all?

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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

Postby Grease Monkey » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:29 pm

HotRodder Glenn wrote:I wonder if a half a coil would help that? The truck sits nice, that is what I am looking for in the spring. How close is the rear to the snubber or frame? Any issues with bottoming out at all?


I'm actually pretty good with it now. I let a friend drive it down the street, and the camber looks fine as he drives by. Seems that how much you want to trim depends on age, mileage, and conditions the springs were used in over the years. Mine were already sagging a bit before I cut one round off.
I trimmed some off of all my bumpstops, probably wasn't necessary but gave me extra clearance for some big potholes. I haven't bottomed it out yet, and don't think it will. Unless I haul something pretty heavy in the bed...... which I don't plan on, my truck is retired! :lol:

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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

Postby HotRodder Glenn » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:14 pm

Grease Monkey wrote:
HotRodder Glenn wrote:I wonder if a half a coil would help that? The truck sits nice, that is what I am looking for in the spring. How close is the rear to the snubber or frame? Any issues with bottoming out at all?


I'm actually pretty good with it now. I let a friend drive it down the street, and the camber looks fine as he drives by. Seems that how much you want to trim depends on age, mileage, and conditions the springs were used in over the years. Mine were already sagging a bit before I cut one round off.
I trimmed some off of all my bumpstops, probably wasn't necessary but gave me extra clearance for some big potholes. I haven't bottomed it out yet, and don't think it will. Unless I haul something pretty heavy in the bed...... which I don't plan on, my truck is retired! :lol:




Thanks for the reply, it helps.

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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

Postby moon.dog62 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:03 am

Latest pics of my truck. Axel flip with cut coils up front( just a temporary measure until I fit the dropped I beams.
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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

Postby cole71 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:08 pm

HotRodder Glenn wrote:
cole71 wrote:Finally able to post in this thread! Here's mine with DJM dream beams with a coil cut, and a full hanger flip with the helper spring removed. I still need to get the right size tires.




Mind if I ask what size tires you have now? And what size tires you are getting? Why don't the ones on there now fit correctly?

Trying to learn what I need before I drop my truck.

Thanks,
Glenn


235/70 15 front and 255/60/15
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Postby HIO Silver » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:00 pm

My '70 finally pulled out of my side yard after 2.5 years!

She's fugly on the outside but detailed underneath....

360FE
Edelbrock E-Street EFI
Tremec TKO-500 5-speed
Sanderson Headers (Pn FF427)
Lincoln Mark VIII electric fan with Volvo relays
DJM Dream Beams
Fatman Fabrications Axle Flip
Bilstein shocks up front, Monroes in the back
1.062-inch swaybar from a 79 Supercab
3.50 rear gears
Power steering (was swapped in the early 80s) with all new Moog linkages
Power disc brakes from a '78, booster from a '75
Custom front bumper lighting

Next up... wheels and tires.
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Postby gasnoil » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:36 pm

ezernut9mm wrote:here's mine with a shackle flip and cut coils on 17's. i don't have any good pics with the 15's.


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it has a load on so it's a little lower in the rear than it really is.

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Nice, just about the stance i want for mine. How much did you cut from the front coils?

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Re: bumps with lowerd altitude!! (pics please)

Postby gasnoil » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:32 pm

Calvin Gunter wrote:May as well put my bucket in this post too.

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Nice! Love the flat blue. Its different :) nice truck :thup:

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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

Postby Calvin Gunter » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:27 pm

Thanks gasnoil, I've since added black D hole rims and tonneau cover since this pic..I'll try to get some pics. soon.
1967 Ranger,Short bed,390,C-6,9 inch,4 BBL.,intake,cam,headers,3:55 Posi.,A/C,Power steering,Power Disc Brakes,Automatic trans.DJM dropped I-beams,flipped rear hangers,headlight harness upgrade.ExTang tonneau cover "Old Blue".
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Re: bumps with lowered altitude!! (lots of great custom bumps!!)

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