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  1. Wanted/WTB/Trade/Free Stuff. Cars & Car Parts Only
    front and rear factory springs....FREE pickup in Needville, Texas 832.878.4858
  2. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I have a '57 3100. I need the Center Bolts for my leaf springs. 2 for front. 2 for rear. Any ideas? Thanks.
  3. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Wondering if anyone has pics of their 55 Chevy with a 4 inch drop. I was planning on dropping with 2 inch spindles and another 2 inch spring/ suspension rebuild set from ecklers. I like low, so I want that look, and I'm used to driving over speed bumps sideways so to me it's not a big deal...
  4. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    I saw this Coil Over Conversion Kit in the Eckler's catalog (part #21-501) and would like to know if anyone has installed it and what they thought about it. My car already has the springs moved in and has been mini tubbed with a 9" rear end. Here is a link to the item and there is a installation...
  5. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Had a buyer come up from Texas yesterday and take away my 50 coupe. It was bittersweet, hate to see it go but it freed up some funds for the 57. Suspension and wheels are gonna get ordered this week. Gonna go with Boss 338 18/20 for the wheels. Probably 255/35/20 and 235/40/18 for the rubber...
  6. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    As our low-buck '56 Nomad project sloooowly progresses, we are at a point where we have to make some suspension decisions. We plan to remove the corvette rear suspension, and switch to a straight axle. The original spring perches are no longer there, so the question is about mounting the springs...
  7. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Info gleaned from many sources on the trifive forums has shown a lot of confusion relative to the effect and use of springs for the front end. Addressing the stock geometry shown in the "1955 Chevrolet Passenger Car Shop Manual, Front Suspension 3-2" which has a cross section of the front...
  8. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    I'm looking for lowering springs for my '56 Bel Air. Who makes the best lowering springs, and what drop rates have you seen? I've seen anything from 1" to 2" of drop ratings by lowering springs alone. What lowering springs are most commonly used and who makes lowering springs with the...
  9. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Trying to fix the rear end sag on my Bel Air, I’ve gotten many different opinions so what’s a few more? Anyone have a preference (or experience) as to new leaf springs or using shackle lifts? :bowtier:
  10. Polls, This area is where we list ongoing polls
    There are several ways to lower the front of a trifive... I have 2 inch dropped spindles on my 56... Back in the day some of the guys would heat their coils with a torch and have some of their buddies sit on the front fender until the springs cooled... Others have cut their coils or installed...
  11. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    Hello all, A new user here with a question. I was wonder what the difference is between cutting my existing springs on my 57, oppose to buying some new 2 inch drop springs. I already dropped the car 2 inches using spindles a few years back and want to go AT LEAST an inch lower. The car is...
  12. New Member Introductions
    What a fantastic site! I wanted to introduce myself, my name is Mike and I am in sales and tech at Heidts Hot Rod Shop. I hope I can be of some technical assistance for any suspension question you guys might have. I have probably talked with several of you already and will be browsing from time...
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