The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1947 - 1959 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
zenchal26
Registered User
 
zenchal26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: maine
Posts: 128
pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

lets see them mine wants to go down also
zenchal26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 10:20 AM   #2
juanz1947
rusty 66
 
juanz1947's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: wrightwood ca
Posts: 435
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

Here my dad straight axel truck 1954 Chevy 3 inch drop axle and some leaf springs remove



__________________
1947 chevy fleetmaster

http://www.cbforum.net/forum/

1966 chevy c10 long bed

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=439219

1970 chevy impala custom

http://www.layitlow.com/forums/index...pic=349867&hl=
juanz1947 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
Rudoo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Pace, FL
Posts: 90
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

[QUOTE=juanz1947;5207428]Here my dad straight axel truck 1954 Chevy 3 inch drop axle and some leaf springs remove

Ok, just learning here. I have a 49 that I want to lower. So, what is straight axel and 3 inch drop axel?
His truck looks really good. I love the tires. Any info on them?
Thanks,
Jonna
Rudoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #4
robin58
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 763
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

Getting there slowly but surely. Custom dropped axle and monoleafs:
Attached Images
 
robin58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 03:49 PM   #5
hopped up
Registered User
 
hopped up's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: los angeles,ca
Posts: 3,286
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

hey juan did you have to change the steering arm with the drop axle? any other changes?
Posted via Mobile Device
hopped up is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
robin58
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 763
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

hopped up, don't know how juan did his, but I fabbed up my own mounting bracket for my steering box and used a pitman arm for dropped trucks.
robin58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
1953chevyroc
Registered User
 
1953chevyroc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hastings Nebraska
Posts: 22
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

here are a couple of mine, we flipped the pitman arm upside down and moved it on top of the leaf springs to make it work


1953chevyroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 06:16 PM   #8
zenchal26
Registered User
 
zenchal26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: maine
Posts: 128
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

I have a 57 and it looks like with the 3" drop ax and monos I can get pretty low. Not on the boards like I want but funds wont allow.
zenchal26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #9
juanz1947
rusty 66
 
juanz1947's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: wrightwood ca
Posts: 435
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

[quote=Rudoo;5207712]
Quote:
Originally Posted by juanz1947 View Post
Here my dad straight axel truck 1954 Chevy 3 inch drop axle and some leaf springs remove

Ok, just learning here. I have a 49 that I want to lower. So, what is straight axel and 3 inch drop axel?
His truck looks really good. I love the tires. Any info on them?
Thanks,
Jonna
Sorry I ment 3 inch drop axle

http://www.classicperform.com/Store/...cks/4754DA.htm

The tries are friestone 5.60\15
__________________
1947 chevy fleetmaster

http://www.cbforum.net/forum/

1966 chevy c10 long bed

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=439219

1970 chevy impala custom

http://www.layitlow.com/forums/index...pic=349867&hl=
juanz1947 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 09:55 PM   #10
juanz1947
rusty 66
 
juanz1947's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: wrightwood ca
Posts: 435
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

Quote:
Originally Posted by hopped up View Post
hey juan did you have to change the steering arm with the drop axle? any other changes?
Posted via Mobile Device
Yes my dad is still work on that for his truck I amm not shur what he going to do I wasn't there when he in stalled it

Here my uncle Larry cahey truck I help he work on and he drive it around like this he his a drop axle too
http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...user=juanz1947

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...&v=oirYSxpsyEA

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...&v=GHDzXEo3JOo
__________________
1947 chevy fleetmaster

http://www.cbforum.net/forum/

1966 chevy c10 long bed

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=439219

1970 chevy impala custom

http://www.layitlow.com/forums/index...pic=349867&hl=
juanz1947 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 10:13 PM   #11
juanz1947
rusty 66
 
juanz1947's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: wrightwood ca
Posts: 435
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100





__________________
1947 chevy fleetmaster

http://www.cbforum.net/forum/

1966 chevy c10 long bed

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=439219

1970 chevy impala custom

http://www.layitlow.com/forums/index...pic=349867&hl=
juanz1947 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 06:57 AM   #12
focusedontheprize
Registered User
 
focusedontheprize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 430
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

Just actually ordered my 4" dropped axle (also does 3") from Sid at Droppedaxles.com. I will say he very knowledgeable, incredibly helpful, and easy to work with thus the reason behind getting my business. Head over to http://www.droppedaxles.com/ to check out a guide on the installation of the dropped axle, the parts needed, and even pictures of customer's trucks.

Good luck.
focusedontheprize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 04:39 PM   #13
zenchal26
Registered User
 
zenchal26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: maine
Posts: 128
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

I will be going with sids axle looks like it will be close enough to low for me till I can bag it.
zenchal26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 07:02 PM   #14
JumboAMONGus
Registered User
 
JumboAMONGus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: WA.
Posts: 435
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

i removed 2 leafs in the front my 56 chevy ,,and have 5 lug disc so the tires are kinda small but it lowered it 1 1/2 inches in the front and for the rear i took out 3 leafs lowering it 2 1/2 inches ,, soon i will get a dropped front axle for the front then 4 link or im going mustang II[/IMG]
JumboAMONGus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 11:01 PM   #15
Tatt2d51
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ellerbe, NC
Posts: 29
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

4" drop from Sid's
Attached Images
   
__________________
I ask cuz' I dont know better...

51 Chevy p/u - awaiting parts(cash)
Tatt2d51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 11:28 PM   #16
Tatt2d51
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ellerbe, NC
Posts: 29
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

Oh yeah - 2 leafs removed...


1953chevyroc where you get the 5 lug disk conversion?? Im almost ready to order a kit.
__________________
I ask cuz' I dont know better...

51 Chevy p/u - awaiting parts(cash)
Tatt2d51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #17
1953chevyroc
Registered User
 
1953chevyroc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hastings Nebraska
Posts: 22
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tatt2d51 View Post
1953chevyroc where you get the 5 lug disk conversion?? Im almost ready to order a kit.
The kit I got was $375 but didn't include a pedal assembly, the kit with the pedal is about $650, but that was only because I got the pedal assembly from a guy who decided to go with a firewall mount instead.
http://www.classicperform.com/4754chevtrk.html
1953chevyroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 02:22 PM   #18
mr57
Registered User
 
mr57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Melville Saskatchewan
Posts: 64
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

How is your turning radius affected with the dropped axle???
mr57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 11:56 PM   #19
dirtybirdindian
Registered User
 
dirtybirdindian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: THE CORN STATE
Posts: 52
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

man...even a 3" drop axel looks like it will put the scrub line real low if you have 15" wheels!!! Can you post a pic of the clearance?
dirtybirdindian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #20
zenchal26
Registered User
 
zenchal26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: maine
Posts: 128
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

yeah it will hit gotta go with at least 16" rims
zenchal26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 06:53 AM   #21
LPB
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: London, UK
Posts: 26
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

Quote:
Originally Posted by robin58 View Post
Getting there slowly but surely. Custom dropped axle and monoleafs:
hey sweet looking truck what colour is the orange / red if you don't mind me asking, it looks great!
Posted via Mobile Device
LPB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 10:04 AM   #22
robin58
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 763
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

It's fire red pearl from tcpglobal (UB2702).
robin58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #23
Marte_Mcfly
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Augusta Ga
Posts: 16
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

juanz1947 I like that truck. been considering getting skirts for my lady, too.

Last edited by Marte_Mcfly; 08-08-2013 at 10:19 PM.
Marte_Mcfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 07:03 AM   #24
Katrina/10
Registered User
 
Katrina/10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Posts: 1,006
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tatt2d51 View Post
4" drop from Sid's
Looks like it reduces track width also?
__________________
Gary

1971 Chevrolet C/10
1951 GMC 100
1977 GMC C15
1955 Chevrolet 3100
Katrina/10 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 02:35 PM   #25
Tatt2d51
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ellerbe, NC
Posts: 29
Re: pics of your lowered straight axel 3100

Sorry for late reply.
Sid asked, and i told him disk brake upgrade was in the future so if i remember its a little different to make up for the disk brakes.
The picture angle just makes it look like a huge difference. I can measure this weekend.
As for the scrub line - with 15" wheels... Its close. Hope i dont have a flat.
__________________
I ask cuz' I dont know better...

51 Chevy p/u - awaiting parts(cash)
Tatt2d51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com