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 Post subject: Two inch body drop
PostPosted: October 12, 2017, 2:30 pm 
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So, I've got my 2" body drop finished, and I have to say I'm quite pleased with it. After two years of crawling under and over my truck planing this I'm DONE...well almost, still have some loose ends to hook up. Putting new gaskets on the headers and stuff. So heres a pic of it ,

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PostPosted: October 12, 2017, 4:18 pm 
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Yep sitting real nice 8)

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PostPosted: October 12, 2017, 6:04 pm 
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I like it! Looks great! I have considered doing the same to my shortbed '64. Did you photo-document what you did? Would you share some info on how you did it?

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PostPosted: October 12, 2017, 6:07 pm 
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that's a nice stance.not too low like a lowrider but lower than stock,nice job.


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PostPosted: October 12, 2017, 9:10 pm 
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I like it also. Just right.


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PostPosted: October 13, 2017, 8:25 am 
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Thanks for the comments. No, sorry didn't photo it. But I will sit down and write a brief description of what I did. Its not for the faint of heart :shock:

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PostPosted: October 13, 2017, 1:36 pm 
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Thanks Robert....that's what I was expecting..."not for the faint of heart".....(my heart is strong...lol...)

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PostPosted: October 14, 2017, 11:31 pm 
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When you get the stance of a Slick just right....nothing else matters :lol:

I love it, you're about a 1/2 lower than mine. Your sure to get some thumbs-up. BUT if a man is missing his thumbs, watch out for the whirly bird...... :shock:


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PostPosted: October 15, 2017, 10:58 am 
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It looks great...


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PostPosted: October 17, 2017, 3:33 pm 
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Definitely looking forward to this write-up. Truck looks perfect!


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PostPosted: December 8, 2017, 9:28 am 
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So, here is a brief descripition of what I did to drop the body 2+inchs.
First I did a whole lot of measureing and going thru my head what needed to be done, then I got out the tape and power tools and went at it.
First undo all body mounts, remove radiator, gas tank,{mine is a Mustang unit under the bed} steering column, and then the complete front clip. in one piece.
Now I checked my first measurement at the floor just where the gas pedal bolts to the floor board, 2+ ..now I cut 2" out of the rear frame where the very rear bed mount is, this drops the rear down the needed 2". from here I just cut anything that kept the front of the cab from reaching its mark. This meant 3 slots in the bed on each side to allow it to go down over the rail. In the cab there is a cut in the floor that is under the seat, above the crossmember that holds the e-brake stuff. And thats all, it put the whole cab/bed down 2"+.
Now to the front,I mocked up the front clip/radiator support and it needs a 2" cut in the front frame rail to allow the unit to align up with the doors, etc.
Now it was just putting it all back together, the steering column went right back in without any mods.
Bumper mounts. these had to be fabbed and remounted 2" lower which was really simple.
And thats about it, a bit of welding and clean up and its done. Sorry I didn't photograph this, just didn't have the time.
I will try to answer any questions if there are any.

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