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im new to the forum and the hobby i bought a 55 chevy cameo and a 56 f100 i would like to know how to lower my pickups and give them a sporty look i seen some of the thing you guys are doing, i hope i can pick up some tricks

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I use heat. Idk proper ways lol!!!

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It depends on the type of suspension used.

You can sometimes replace the kit leaf springs with scratch built ones that have a flatter curve.

http://offroadmodels.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=howto&action=display&thread=153

You can replace the kit coil springs with scratch built shorter ones.

http://offroadmodels.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=howto&action=display&thread=33

Check your references. For example, I'm currently "hot rodding" a '37 Ford Panel. I Googled online for suspension pictures from hot rods and found that most often, a rear 4 link suspension with coil-overs is used to replace the OEM transverse leaf spring setup. I have to scratch build that and make my own coil-overs (using the technique from that link above). For the front, I kept the OEM type suspension. Some hot rods just move the axle spindle up, lowering the chassis in the front. I chose to raise the leaf spring chassis mount by filing it down.

Look around at different hot rods and chassis fabricators on the web. There are many ways to lower a car.

Edited by dmk

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