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Old 08-11-2009, 07:48 PM   #26
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

My first post. I will introduce myself later, but heres my '75/'81 work in progress....

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Old 08-11-2009, 08:25 PM   #27
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WW lol i like the blue one,how low r they both?
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that truck looks good!! any side views? can you tell the difference between the 50 seires and 60 series? does the tire look shorter in the back?
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That blue truck, and yours look killer. That's about the level of lowered that I'm going for. Thanks for the info.
Thanks for all the compliments guys. I'll pass them on to my buddy. texasfunk, my truck had 60 series tires before I put the 275/50/15's all around. They just looked better to me. They ride better IMO because of less sidewall flex in curves but the still enough sidewall for a comfortable ride. I even put my Honda Rubicon in the bed and it still rides ok. On his truck we put 295/50/15's on the rear. They are alot wider and the sidewall is just a little taller. I'll try to get some pics of the side of his truck tomorrow.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:31 PM   #28
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My first post. I will introduce myself later, but heres my '75/'81 work in progress....

Your truck looks good. How low is it? Tire size? Is it chopped?
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:38 PM   #29
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Your truck looks good. How low is it? Tire size? Is it chopped?
Its about as low as I'd want it to get. I dont know the specifics, I bought it this way. I know it has a flip-kit in the rear with notches, and spindles in the front, everything made by belltech. Its actually a bit too low imo for everyday driving, in the front anyways. Tires are 275/60R15 in the rear and 225/70R15 in the front, just picked up all new rubber today, will be getting installed after I send the rims out for media blasting and powdercoating. And it is chopped, 5" I believe. I got rid of my last project and picked this up cheap for something to do over the winter...
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:50 PM   #30
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

any body have pictures of a 2 1/2 drop spindle and cut 1 1/2 -2 coils (2"??) in the front and a flip in the rear?........also very good looking truck's i will defiantly be keeping my truck rally's
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:57 PM   #31
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Thanks for all the compliments guys. I'll pass them on to my buddy. texasfunk, my truck had 60 series tires before I put the 275/50/15's all around. They just looked better to me. They ride better IMO because of less sidewall flex in curves but the still enough sidewall for a comfortable ride. I even put my Honda Rubicon in the bed and it still rides ok. On his truck we put 295/50/15's on the rear. They are alot wider and the sidewall is just a little taller. I'll try to get some pics of the side of his truck tomorrow.
thanx alot! ilove the way this looks, def going to get some corvette rallies for my truck! id love some side pics, thanx in advance!
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:13 AM   #32
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any body have pictures of a 2 1/2 drop spindle and cut 1 1/2 -2 coils (2"??) in the front and a flip in the rear?........also very good looking truck's i will defiantly be keeping my truck rally's
I wouldn't cut any more than a coil off which equals 2" of drop after that you will have alignment issue and you lower control arms will scrub the ground
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Your truck looks good. How low is it? Tire size? Is it chopped?
it looks to be a 6-6 or maybe more
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thanx alot! ilove the way this looks, def going to get some corvette rallies for my truck! id love some side pics, thanx in advance!
Heres a few. The chrome on the drivers door is crooked. He misaligned it somehow. But it's a driver not a show truck.

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Old 08-12-2009, 09:53 AM   #35
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^^^^Just messed my keyboard, I'm in love with that truck! Tell your bud thanks for the inspiration, I'll be duplicating that look with my '85.....right after I rob a bank.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:03 AM   #36
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^^^^Just messed my keyboard, I'm in love with that truck! Tell your bud thanks for the inspiration, I'll be duplicating that look with my '85.....right after I rob a bank.
Thanks, I'll pass on the message. I'm trying to get him to change the grille to an 85-86 or the 89-91 sub front end. I don't like the repro LMC one he has. Thanks again.
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Re: lowered shortbeds on stock wheels?

man silvereagle, you guys nailed the look on that truck!! that is the perfect look all the way down to the tip of the tail pipe. truly inspirational!!
if i remember right you had a thread going on that truck a while back?
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if i remember right you had a thread going on that truck a while back?
Yeah, I had one a while back. I didn't intend on all the compliments on this thread , but thanks. It's nice to see everyone likes the truck. We actually were building 3 at one time , but the other two fizzled out. They were bigger projects, including mine. Thanks again.
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thats what happens when you post pics of a truck that looks that good! i'm going to see if i can find that old thread a read it again...
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man silvereagle, you guys nailed the look on that truck!! that is the perfect look all the way down to the tip of the tail pipe. truly inspirational!!
if i remember right you had a thread going on that truck a while back?
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Heres a few. The chrome on the drivers door is crooked. He misaligned it somehow. But it's a driver not a show truck.

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o..m...g. this truck is too nice, its like he knew exactlywhat i wanted mine to look like! lol, if i may ask do you have an idea of the backspacing? and i agree on the grill swap, it just seems to plain to me, kind of takes away from the rest, sue, its a simple truck which looks great, but the grille is too simple
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texasfunk, if I remember correctly they were 5" backspacing all around. 8's on the front and 10's on the rear. He got the wheels, center caps and corvette trim rings come from a local dealer(car show).
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texasfunk, if I remember correctly they were 5" backspacing all around. 8's on the front and 10's on the rear. He got the wheels, center caps and corvette trim rings come from a local dealer(car show).
sweet! thanx for the help, i recently got a set for my elky, the guy sells you 4, any size from 15x4-15x8, for under 400 shipped! rings and caps, all brand new, i called him up and he said 40 bucks extra for 2 10's! sounds sweet to me! im def getting a set for my tuck, and again, thanx!
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Glad I could help.
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Here's my 79 with the winter wheels on. 15X8's
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Here's my 79 with the winter wheels on. 15X8's
Looks great, I like the black rallyes. I'd like to see your summer wheels(avatar).
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