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Old 03-11-2018, 07:43 PM   #1
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1959 Apache Flat out C4 stance?

Hi All,

I have all my 86 corvette components cleaned up and ready to go for when I can make it out to flat out to pick up the front and rear kits. I am excited to get moving but I have a question about the stance. I have only found a few threads for this install and from what I can see most of them have the front end lower than the rear which I do not like. I would really like my truck to sit fairly level.

My frame is in good shape and I was hoping to just do the bolt on installation on the rear and the basic installation on the front. Has anyone done this kit and can you comment on the outcome with regards to the stance? If I wanted it more level is there a way to install the front different to bring the front end up, or the rear end down? I don't want to alter the rear frame if I don't have to...

If you did this and yours came out level, can you post a few pictures?

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Old 03-12-2018, 03:59 AM   #2
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Re: 1959 Apache Flat out C4 stance?

I agree with you on the level stance. On mine, the frame is cut and the rear end is about 3" higher than a flatout install. I think you have to mount it higher in the frame to get the rear level. Or, use different coilover shocks on the flatout install. But that would change the ride geometry. I posted pics of my truck in this thread:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=750941
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:38 AM   #3
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Re: 1959 Apache Flat out C4 stance?

I like the front end sitting a little lower, but I have Flat Out only on the front and air ride on the rear so I could level it out if desired so that is an option.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:12 PM   #4
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Re: 1959 Apache Flat out C4 stance?

Sorry, didn't realize you were the same person in the thread I posted. Again, I think the C4 sits too high in the rear. Even ones that I have seen in person at car shows.

Here is another example of a truck with the rear frame step notched and installed higher:
http://www.trucktrend.com/cool-truck...-chevy-pickup/

Another build thread with a step notched rear:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=527123

And another example with a "z" frame and shockwaves:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=535686&page=4

The one I posted previously without a stepped rear:
https://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97044

If you're going to pick up the kit directly from flatout, maybe they can give you advice on mounting the rear to lower the stance.

I don't have the C4 in the front. But from the pictures I have seen, it sits at a good ride height. I wouldn't raise the front.

I know you don't want to cut the frame. Maybe you could install the front crossmember to raise the front, but then it would sit really high.

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