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Old 08-25-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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1965 C20 lowering options

Hi guys! I am new to the board and just picked up 1965 C20 camper LWB fleet
out here in SoCal for $1200 and drove it home a few weeks ago.We have been through most of it over the last few weeks just to make sure everything is safe and road worthy, and are now looking into lowering it ,nothing crazy was thinking like a 2"/4" drop with springs and shocks.My question is what are my options for something like this ? Anyone make C20 springs ?
Can I use C10 lowering springs?Thanks for the help

Ryan

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Old 08-25-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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Re: 1965 C20 lowering options

I'm almost positive the C10 springs will work just fine. Someone else can clarify.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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Re: 1965 C20 lowering options

I have c10 springs under mine. But stock c10 springs will not lower your truck unless there drop springs. I converted to c10 from the springs down. Truck is now 5 lug.
A couple things I would do different would be to put a c10 cross member under it and gone with at least a 5' drop from the start.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:51 PM   #4
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Yeah, I thought he was talking about putting C10 drop springs in, not stock height springs. The C10 stock springs would probably give a plusher ride, but jason65 is right they won't lower it. C10 drop springs should fit perfectly and lower it.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:00 PM   #5
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Yeah, I thought he was talking about putting C10 drop springs in, not stock height springs. The C10 stock springs would probably give a plusher ride, but jason65 is right they won't lower it. C10 drop springs should fit perfectly and lower it.
I'm sure he was talking about drop springs. I just wanted him to know that even though stock c10 are less spring there not less ride height. I hoped to get a little drop like that but WRONG. Live and learn.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:13 PM   #6
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Oh ok I see what you're saying.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:43 PM   #7
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Re: 1965 C20 lowering options

The c-10 drop springs will work on your c-20... Mine was a c-20 before I changed it over to a c-10 K-member and had 3 inch springs in the front and I believe 5 in the rear but may have been 4....I got the 2 1/2 drop spindle with the 3 inch springs and it was too low for me so I still have the 3 inch springs for the front if your interested??? I'm local in Orange also...
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:50 AM   #8
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:48 PM   #9
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Re: 1965 C20 lowering options

ya I know Im bringing this back from the dead but whats the advantage to a swapping a c10 kmember other than wheel pattern?
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