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Old 04-15-2019, 11:36 AM   #1
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Before and current - Progress made on the 1960 apache

This weekend I had to get the truck back together and rolling so I could get my car out of the garage to take to a show.

Got it all together, drop 2 1/2" spindles, all new ball joints and a arm shafts but didn't put shocks on yet - and the thing dropped to the ground and rested on the tires on the wheel wells. The 2 1/2" spindles shouldn't have dropped it that much!?

Turned out that the torsion bars were swapped side to side (or they are twisted evenly the opposite way), and the "bump" stops were the shocks being fully compressed!

Anyways, here is how it sits now. Looks pretty good. I am concerned about the adjusters hanging down so low...

Does anyone know if the torsion bars are left and right? If the are not and are supposed to be the same (and straight at the front and back), maybe I just get some others and put them in and the adjusters wont be so low?
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:42 AM   #2
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Re: Before and current - Progress made on the 1960 apache

You can see the adjusters in this picture.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:40 AM   #3
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Re: Before and current - Progress made on the 1960 apache

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You can see the adjusters in this picture.
How much did you lower the rear and what did you use? Looks good like that
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:56 PM   #4
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How much did you lower the rear and what did you use? Looks good like that
4" drop springs.


However, the first picture the truck has a mid-80s caprice rear diff (5-lug).

The after picture is a 66 c10 12-bolt (6-lug).

It took quite a bit to get that in as the saddles for the trailing arms are wider, the shocks bolt at the rear of the trailing arms, to the frame (among other issues).
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Got it at ride height and getting sorted.
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Looks good. Its coming together nicely.
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Really like that stance that you attained and PS upgrade looks nice too!
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What size tires and rims are those.
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looks good!!!
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What size tires and rims are those.
22" steel GM transit wheels. I dunno the tire size off tht etop of my head. Maybe a 235 30 22?
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Re: Before and current - Progress made on the 1960 apache

It looks like you're using 73+ motor mounts.
Are they welded to the frame?
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It looks like you're using 73+ motor mounts.
Are they welded to the frame?
They have bolts.
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