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Old 08-10-2018, 06:44 AM   #1
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stance of my 58

Pulled the 58 out of the shop today,I'm thinking I need to lower the back a little,or rise the front
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:34 AM   #2
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Re: stance of my 58

Def needs some adj....
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:40 AM   #3
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Re: stance of my 58

Well, if you are going to go with the more 80's look then it's ok. If not, then it needs a little lowering in the back. I only mention the 80's because you have the Cragar appearing wheels on it.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:49 AM   #4
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Opposite here, I would lift the front or leave it be. That being due to me always wanting to drive ever car I have off the road. "Farmers markets and other events" If its all pavement, leave it, Looks cool.

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Old 08-10-2018, 03:48 PM   #5
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Hmm, you have almost the same amount of sidewall showing on the front and back tires, so that's good. Do you have the bed floor installed, or rear gas tank filled? Those will naturally drop the rear about an inch, which could be just right. If the tank is behind the rear axle it will actually raise the front slightly. A lot of guys like an aggressive rake, but yes, the current trend is a bit more level.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:56 PM   #6
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And for God's sake don't post it on the Stovebolt forum; those purists sent me angry PMs for a week after I posted a thread titled "Stance Check" with a photo of my lowered truck!
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:47 PM   #7
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And for God's sake don't post it on the Stovebolt forum; those purists sent me angry PMs for a week after I posted a thread titled "Stance Check" with a photo of my lowered truck!
That is the funniest but most truthful thing I have read all day LOL. I belong to it but very seldom even open the page to see what is going on. It might drive them over the edge when I finish my truck if I post photos there.

The truck does have that 80's vibe going and that isn't all bad. I don't think I would worry about it until after the bed was all painted and done though as that may be making the height difference stand out a bit.

As Miricalepieco said the exact same amount of sidewall is showing front and back and that to me means that you have it pretty close.
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Opposite here, I would lift the front or leave it be. That being due to me always wanting to drive ever car I have off the road. "Farmers markets and other events" If its all pavement, leave it, Looks cool.

Quote Riskysnickers, What wheels are you going to run?

I can guarantee that if you went up where he lives you would think you need a 4 wheel drive as he is not only off the beaten path, he is out beyond where the path ends. I haven't been up there but know that area pretty well living on the other side of the mountain ridge between us.
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That is the funniest but most truthful thing I have read all day LOL. I belong to it but very seldom even open the page to see what is going on. It might drive them over the edge when I finish my truck if I post photos there.
Yeah, I thought I was safe posting it in the High-Performance section - nope.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:56 PM   #10
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I like a little rake but the back needs to come down a couple inches...
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:49 AM   #11
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Mr 48 Chevy.you are right,to get to my house you go to the middle of no where,then another 4 miles.
I don't have any wood in the bed,I wanted to set the bed in place so I could get it back to muffler shop before winter,guy needs to finish tail pipes.So I'm going to get the roll pan on the rear and take it back.I have adjustment and I agree the rear needs to come down
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what have you done so far? mustII front? stock rear on springs?
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Re: stance of my 58

Yeah, I would lift the front but it really does depend on where you will be driving it. But seeing it is where it is in the photo, that's pretty uneven, I am thinking raise the front.

On the whole idea of rolling it outside, this is a VERY good thing to do! What you did is exactly what we all should do, roll it out and get a good look at it during the build, move around it looking at it, get a good look at it. With it in a garage you are seriously limiting the real "view" of it.

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Old 08-15-2018, 07:20 PM   #14
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Pulled the 58 out of the shop today,I'm thinking I need to lower the back a little,or rise the front
just a thought, do you have a rear gas tank? do you have gas in the tank. that'll drop the back some and any thoughts of using blocks to drop the rear a little? My 56 sits somewhat similar and since it rides so nice, I left mine alone. check out the ride first
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just a thought, do you have a rear gas tank? do you have gas in the tank. that'll drop the back some and any thoughts of using blocks to drop the rear a little? My 56 sits somewhat similar and since it rides so nice, I left mine alone. check out the ride first
Well I have been very busy,as you can see there is a lot of firewood for me to split and put away.
I think it was a good idea to take the truck out of the shop,in the shop I just could not get a good look.I have ifs and 4 link in the rear,so it just a matter of adjustments.I need to get truck back in shop and finish the rear roll pan,then get it to the muffler shop before winter.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:48 AM   #16
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Re: stance of my 58

leave it at the ride height it is, then, sitting on a level surface with no cargo or people inside, check the lower control arms front to rear and see what angle they are. that angle is what the front end is sitting at right now. the control arms are usually level front to rear and side to side. if you jack the front the angle will get correspondingly different which could be good or bad for the steering.
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