C10Trucks.com  
It shows that you are unregistered, or not logged in to The Forum. Please register with us by clicking Here
 

Click here to Join C10Trucks , Membership is Totally Free

How to make your first post on C10trucks.com Click Here.


Go Back   C10Trucks.com > 1st - 2nd and 3rd & 4th Generation Chevy C10 Trucks > Second generation 1967–1972 Chevy C10 Trucks

Second generation 1967–1972 Chevy C10 Trucks Second generation 1967–1972 Chevy C10 Trucks


New Page 1

Click here for C10 Truck Parts for sale on ebay

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-09-2017, 05:45 PM
laketboy laketboy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Carrollton. TX
Posts: 2
Default 67 C10 Lowering + Wheel/Tire Sizes and Other Recommendations

New to the C10 forums(s). Seems to be no shortage of interest in the 67-72 C10 with 3-4 forums on the Internet.

My son has recently acquired a clean straight 1967 C10 long bed (and purchased a used/running LS engine and trans for it. A local guy who is very experienced with C10's has chopped the frame and bed to convert to short bed. As expected, I've spent a couple of hours searching the 3 major C10 forums and learned a lot, but would like some suggestions in the area of suspension drop, ride height, wheel and tire sizes and parts and or kits that get the job done on a modest beginner budget (read: not the cheapest way to go, not the BEST/MOST expensive).

Basics: He does NOT want the LOWEST drop possible. He wants to actually use the truck occasionally to haul basic stuff. Seems what I've read tells me the stock rear is 2" higher than front and most popular drops are front/rear drops of 2/4", 3/5" and 4/6" to achieve "level" truck". He seems to be aiming at the 3/5" drop based on recommendations by guy doing some of the work. Plans are to go with 5 lug on all 4 and disc brakes (at least up front). Interest in wheel diameters between 17" and 20" (old school dad prefers 17-18, but has 20" on new 2016 Silverado levelled with 1.75" front rise using Bilstein adjustable to level)

All this said, what are some suggestions of HOW to do this? 2/4" drop vs 3/5" drop pros/cons? Parts and work required for either? What (max) wheel and tire size combos work to fill wheel wells for both 2/4" and 3/5" drops without rubbing issues?

I've read very BUDGET ways to do things and EXPENSIVE (BEST?) ways to do all this. I don't think airbags are in the budget at this time, BUT if able to acquire good USED (craigslist and eBay are great), maybe.

BTW, I've found the following suppliers with seemingly top notch ($$$) products
http://www.earlyclassic.com/
http://www.classicperform.com/
http://www.lmctruck.com/features/cb/cbal1.htm

Summary
2/4" vs 3/5" drop parts required
Max Wheel/Tire sizes for either 2/4 and 3/5 drop
Disc brake recommendations
Steering component change recommendations
LS engine/trans mount recommendations

Thanks in advance for your recommendations based on experiences
Reply With Quote
3098
  #2  
Old 08-09-2017, 07:50 PM
406Rich's Avatar
406Rich 406Rich is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Galt, Calif
Posts: 3,000
Default

1. 2/4 vs 3/5 is same drop spindle in the front with either stock spring or one inch or more shorter spring. Rear is several different ways either a 2 inch block between axle and trailing arm or two inch shorter spring in the rear. Note; when buying 5 inch drop rear springs your`re at the bottom very close too frame, will not carry much more than a simple tool box about 200 lbs without hitting frame, then you get into C-notching the frame to gain clearance. My suggestion is no more than four inch drop rear with using the Heavy duty four inch drop springs for the rear( that is what I have ) purchased thru CPP.
2. Disc brakes two different styles to consider, standard as found on all current `73 to `87 chevy C10`s and burbs, they move the wheel centerline out 3/4 of an inch per side, not a problem if your running stock or near stock wheel/tire width, not sure how much of an issue that is on a 67 to 72 series truck though. Second option is the modular disc brakes, the only move the wheel centerline out 1/8 of an inch.
Going with wide tires you`ll need the powering steering from any `73 to `87 C10 or burb. To make the engine install easier go with the Dirty Dingo LS C10 slider engine mounts, makes life much easier, you`ll also need to change trans mount I believe and if your going to run air you`ll need to change the compressor mount ( its low on the right side frame interference).
I`m with you on the old school, no more than 18 inch wheels, so you`re or his wheels is what will drive this build....with issues or not..! Here is a pic of mine with the 3/4 drop, although a `64..with 275/60/15 on GM six lug rallies.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 14495246_700492636773074_7699427773126453163_n.jpg (96.7 KB, 6 views)
__________________
`37 Ford Coupe, 406/350/324 posi
`64 C10, 350/350/373 posi
`68 Dodge Dart 370/904/325 sure grip
`69 Camaro RS/SS 350/350/307
Reply With Quote
106
  #3  
Old 08-10-2017, 11:10 AM
laketboy laketboy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Carrollton. TX
Posts: 2
Default

Thanks Rich, Very helpful!
Reply With Quote
3098
  #4  
Old 08-19-2017, 11:53 AM
mjgord51's Avatar
mjgord51 mjgord51 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: SoCal Lower desert
Posts: 91
Default

This might not only be my .02 but CPP & LMC wouldn't even be my Last Choice! Both Companies have Bad to Very Bad raps. Early Classics now Mark & Stan are very nice to work with and will Stand Behind any thing they sell. Here is two places I have found that work very well for me, 1 is ClassicMuscle.com (Modern Chevrolet) 800-334-0165 or 336-722-4191 ask for there "Restoration Dept" 2nd is PerformanceOnline.com (POL) 714-278-0098. I have/use 5 67-72 C10 Forum Sites that work well for me, this one being one of them. Ask questions on other forum sites about how they feel about your choices (CPP, LMC) you might be very surprised in what you learn. All above is just my .02.
__________________
A;Resting up on Mon-Fri from Sat & Sun
B; Swallow Pride & get the Answer Needed.
C; My definition for "Retired"= if I want, when I want, and if at all I want too...
Reply With Quote
2015
Reply

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

 
Advertisement

 


Partner Links



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
c10 trucks 67 72 c10 trucks c10 trucks for sale classic c10 trucks chevy c10 trucks used c10 trucks bagged c10 trucks slammed c10 trucks 1960 Chevy C10 Truck 1961 Chevy C10 Truck 1962 Chevy C10 Truck 1963 Chevy C10 Truck 1964 Chevy C10 Truck 1965 Chevy C10 Truck 1966 Chevy C10 Truck 1967 Chevy C10 Truck 1968 Chevy C10 Truck 1969 Chevy C10 Truck 1970 Chevy C10 Truck 1971 Chevy C10 Truck 1972 Chevy C10 Truck 1973 Chevy C10 Truck 1974 Chevy C10 Truck 1975 Chevy C10 Truck 1976 Chevy C10 Truck 1977 Chevy C10 Truck 1978 Chevy C10 Truck 1979 Chevy C10 Truck 1980 Chevy C10 Truck 1981 Chevy C10 Truck 1982 Chevy C10 Truck 1983 Chevy C10 Truck 1984 Chevy C10 Truck 1985 Chevy C10 Truck 1986 Chevy C10 Truck 1987 Chevy C10 Truck 1988 Chevy C10 Truck 1989 Chevy C10 Truck 1990 Chevy C10 Truck 1991 Chevy C10 Truck 1992 Chevy C10 Truck 1993 Chevy C10 Truck 1994 Chevy C10 Truck 1995 Chevy C10 Truck 1996 Chevy C10 Truck 1997 Chevy C10 Truck 1998 Chevy C10 Truck 1999 Chevy C10 Truck 2000 Chevy C10 Truck 2001 Chevy C10 Truck 1950 Chevrolet Truck 1968 C10 SNAKEBIT V-10 Hazel 1967 Chevrolet C10 BUILD 1968 C10 Chevrolet C10 Truck "5150" Plane Engine 68 c10 DINOS 1964 Chevrolet C10 DUALLY 1971 Chevrolet C10 "Pearl71" 1971 Brazilian style C10 1967 Chevrolet C10 Truck "Cloud9" C10 HISTORY AIR SUSPENSION Truck Frame Notches TYPES OF BODY DROP Patina Chevrolet Trucks The OKC Farm Truck Lambrecht Chevrolet Dealership C10 TRUCKS FOR SALE 1981 Chevrolet C-10 1972 Chevrolet C-10 s C10 Truck Racing crash FS 1960 Chevrolet C-10 FS 1972 Chevrolet C-10 Fs 1971 Chevrolet C-10 Fs 1970 Chevrolet C-10 Huge 1986 Chevy C10 4x4 NEW 1960 Chevrolet Apache Farmtruck Towing a Boat vs Twin Turbo Porsche Truck loading FAIL!! SOLID C10 Epic Chevy Truck Jump Fail What does 1000HP look like?  F 1967 Chevrolet C-10 Chevy Apache Twin Turbos F 1984 Chevrolet C10 What 3200HP of NOS Looks Like F 1972 Chevrolet C-10 1972 C-10 Texas Reaper  f 1978 Chevrolet C-10 2500 HP 632CI BBC chevy engine 1972 c10 SEMA ratrod F 1970 Chevrolet C-10 Full Size Chevy Jump Fail 1965 Chevrolet C-10 The Fastest Truck in the World f 1985 Chevrolet C-10 Stepside 1971 Chevrolet C-10 SHORT WHEEL BASE f. 1972 Chevrolet C-10 f. 1972 Chevrolet C-10 Ford Raptor Truck Jump Fail f 1981 Chevrolet C10 1971. Chevrolet C-10 Truck Jump and crash fail  A 1967 Chevrolet C-10 1971 Chevrolet C-10 1965 Chevrolet C-10  HOMECUTT 87 C10 chevy truck Arguing with a hater while Dragging my c10  Trent Eschete's '87 Chevy C10 Monster Truck Crashes Into Spectators Jerrys Jet Truck Full Video