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I have a 1972 Chevy C10 SWB that came with leaf springs that I am trying to convert to trailing arms ride tech kit

I also bought these Rear Trailing Arm Axle Seats.

I have everything bolted on in a way that it can be moved around and it all fits together.

I have two problems:
1. What angle do I set the rear axel to when I weld the seats on?
2. Exactly how far in do I put each axle seat?

Because the geometry has changed so drastically with the new suspension, the driveshaft is now too long and does not fit. So I can't connect the drive shaft from the trans to the rear end to get the correct angle or to center it.

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you have a number of things you need to work on

Regarding Rear Trailing Arm Axle Seats angle you need to check out the following info:

https://www.drivelinesnw.com/part-t...ysis/measuring-and-correcting-angle-problems/

This is one of many sites regarding driveline angle.

You are going to need a new drive shaft.

I have a 72 short bed and I replaced the center cross-member with:

https://www.performanceonline.com/1...h-Anti-Squat-Brackets-Coil-Spring-Suspension/

That way you can install a one piece driveshaft.

Hope this helps somewhat and if I have sometime this weekend I'll measure the location of the axel seats.
 
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