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Old 02-01-2006, 04:47 PM   #101
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see ten - are your inner fenders out of that truck? I'm running a 2.5" front drop and it looks like my tires will hit the inner fenders if I go over a bump. I noticed that you said you had some rubbing when cutting corners, and didn't see any comments on the inner fenders, so I thought I'd ask.
Yep, she has inner fenders. the only place I have rubbed is on the control arms.
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:55 PM   #102
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Here is my pick. I'm old school and still like lots of rubber and 15" rims. These are 285-70-15"s on 10" rims( no rubbing Issues) Frt's are 255-70-15's on 8" rims
Truck Has 3" drop spindles with 2 in drop springs. Rear has a 4" drop spring with a 2" spacer.
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:19 PM   #103
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I need help on finding a cowl hood and shaved tailgate for 72 chevy pickup
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:59 PM   #104
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Nice. I actaully like the size you have for the front for my rear wheels.

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Here is my pick. I'm old school and still like lots of rubber and 15" rims. These are 285-70-15"s on 10" rims( no rubbing Issues) Frt's are 255-70-15's on 8" rims
Truck Has 3" drop spindles with 2 in drop springs. Rear has a 4" drop spring with a 2" spacer.
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Old 02-18-2006, 05:54 PM   #105
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Kudos to Radman - the look you have achived is great - can you tell me what backspace you used for the front/back - thanks in advance
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Old 02-18-2006, 10:29 PM   #106
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The rims and the cowl inducton hood were the first things i bought to start this project. The rims are american racings standard back spacing. It's been awhile but it is in the neigborhood of 4 or 4 1/4" back space frt and rear. What ever standard is from the company. the fronts should actually have about an extra 1/2" of back space as the tire just barely touches the inner wheel well on a hard bump. I have a frt.sway bar from a 86 suburban mounted up frt and the truck corners great.
thx for the great comments!
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Old 02-19-2006, 02:15 AM   #107
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The rims and the cowl inducton hood were the first things i bought to start this project. The rims are american racings standard back spacing. It's been awhile but it is in the neigborhood of 4 or 4 1/4" back space frt and rear. What ever standard is from the company. the fronts should actually have about an extra 1/2" of back space as the tire just barely touches the inner wheel well on a hard bump. I have a frt.sway bar from a 86 suburban mounted up frt and the truck corners great.
thx for the great comments!
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I just read this thread . . ..... some good info to use before spending your hard earned $$.....

215/70-15 on 15x6.5" van ralleys w/a 2.5" spindle & 2.5" spring (cut stockers) on the front & 255/70-15 on 15x8" truck ralleys w/ air bags, 1.5" lowering blocks, adj panhard bar & relocated stock shock mounts out back.

Rubs up front on the top of the inner fenderwells on big dips/bumps in the road @ speed . . .... never a problem @ any other time.
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:21 AM   #109
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scoti; did you notch your frame and cut out your box floor to make it look this great?
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scoti; did you notch your frame and cut out your box floor to make it look this great?
It's c-notched w/a bolt-in CPP notch (that's now been welded too) & the rear pumpkin clearanced the old, original-wood bed floor on an "as needed" basis .
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Old 02-19-2006, 11:45 AM   #111
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3" spindle w/ cut springs(1 wrap), 5" drop springs in the rear.
20x8.5" Coys Rodder 5 wheels w/ 5" Backspacing (too much for the rear)
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second pic is same drop with 255-70s on 8" truck rallys
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:21 PM   #112
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Bagged74: love the look of the ralleys over the billet jobs and rubber band tires. Sorry, I'm old school and love BIG rubber.
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Notice how the rear tire moves forward in the wheel well when these trucks get this low. The frts always look so centered. I didn't like the rear look, so i am in the process of building new rear arms with a 15 degree angle on the rear arm to get the pinion angle right again. I also moved the rear axle mounting point on the arms back 1" to get the rear tire centered in the wheel well. I will have the new frt bushings here mon or tues and will post a pic when done.
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Old 02-20-2006, 12:45 AM   #113
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Bagged74: love the look of the ralleys over the billet jobs and rubber band tires. Sorry, I'm old school and love BIG rubber.
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Notice how the rear tire moves forward in the wheel well when these trucks get this low. The frts always look so centered. I didn't like the rear look, so i am in the process of building new rear arms with a 15 degree angle on the rear arm to get the pinion angle right again. I also moved the rear axle mounting point on the arms back 1" to get the rear tire centered in the wheel well. I will have the new frt bushings here mon or tues and will post a pic when done.
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:06 AM   #114
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Howdy evryone Im new here.


295/50 15 on 15 X 10 ralleys with 4" back spacingon all 4 corners with NO rubbing issues

lowered 2" up front and 3" in the back

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Old 02-23-2006, 12:51 PM   #115
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Anyone happen to have a picture of a lwb fleet with 2.5" front drop - 4" rear drop with 15x8 4" b.s. front and 15x10 5"b.s. rear?
I know it's a shot in the dark but.... I'm thinking thinking that I'd like to go that route with my '72.
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Old 02-25-2006, 11:31 PM   #116
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295/45 20's... no rubbing issues----yet...
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Old 03-05-2006, 02:46 PM   #117
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i have just purchased 71c10.can anyone advise me why when veiwing the truck the front the wheels are 1inch offset to the body on the left hand side.front and rear.Nothing seems wrong with the front clip or the rear axle.The truck drives straight and true.Could it be that the body cab and buck has been located wrongley or is this not possible.The wheel pcd measures at 5inches not 4.75.Any information will be apreciated.The truck is in England.Thanks.
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:09 AM   #118
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15x8 stock toyota wheels. unsure of tire size. freshly bought. will look sweet with a 2" front drop which is in the works. think i may stick with these toyota wheels as they look like a decent aftermarket wheel. what do you guys think? they fill the fenders well. may go with a taller tire to fill the fenders to my hearts content.

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Old 03-06-2006, 12:02 PM   #119
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1st pic 71 Custom Camper 3/4 ton. Eagle Alloys with Bridgstone duelers @ P265/70R16's Stock suspension

2nd pick '68 1/2 ton with stock suspension, unknown wheel maker. Tires front 245/75R16 and rear LT235/85R16
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:20 AM   #120
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We put 295/50's on the back.....245/60's on the front. all on 15x8 ralleys. finally got them all matched up and put on!


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Old 03-13-2006, 03:29 AM   #122
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is it true that you should c-notch the frame for 4 inch or bigger drop. going 4/5 with 20's on 1971 2wd blazer. if c-notch is not needed
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Old 03-13-2006, 11:07 AM   #123
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A few of us are running around with 6" and no notch. No problem here I have 2.5" of travel and it still rides nice.
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Old 03-18-2006, 11:47 PM   #124
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Here's my 69,ECE's 2 inch spindels w/ 4" spring, 6" springs out back. American Racing Torq-thrust 6's, 17x9.5 w/245/45 front and 265/50 rear on Fuzion tires . Backspacing is bout 5'' front and 3.5 at rear.

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Old 03-19-2006, 12:20 AM   #125
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wow...6/6 drop.....can't wait till the pic shows up.

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