This is accomplished by first backing off the shoes so that the drum can be easily slid off. All factory original solar tint glass with nos gaskets. It comes with precise instructions that walk the installer through the appropriate steps for cutting the frame, and describes how to line the notch up using existing frame features. They must move up and down with the suspension and not force the rearend to one side or another. This support requires the cutting of the frame, with a large notched area for added travel between the frame and the axle.
That small stock exhaust hanger bracket will be leaving too. A few good raps with a heavy hammer and a punch will give you the access you need. The only new-age visible item in the interior is the Alpine receiver. You don't even have to remove the truck bed, even though we did for better camera angles. Unique design allows for perfect frame location every time. When it came time to pick a color, Dave wanted something that said subtle, yet could still walk the line on being distinguished from a crowd. Seeing that the old 350 ran like a top day in and day out, Dave decided to have it built along the same parameters of the stock setup.
The precision cuts that this type of equipment makes is fascinating yet confusing as Rob swore to us that this piece really becomes a frame rail. With that, you now have a better rear suspension. Dude, you are a newbie! Before we set the cab and the front end back on the truck, we installed a new set of Energy suspension frame mount bushings. Not responsible for errors or omissions. The good news is reproduction sheet metal is available from Classic Industries for these models, as well as a bolt on, back half frame kit from No Limit Engineering. Description: 1968 Chevrolet C-10 68 C10 For Sale. Since the No Limit C-10 back half kit changes the geometry of the frame rails up by 4-inches, the stock bed floor will need to be raised up or a section will need to be cut out so that the bed will fit back into place.
So what about converting a long bed to a short bed? Made from ¼-inch steel plate, they are preformed and ready to install. Bolting it in was a snap. Being that the C10 was used for a shop truck in its heyday, the utilitarian height of the truck was in order, but now plans called for a prescription for acrophobia. Suspension lowered 4 in the front and 5 in the rear. While we were at it, the C. Certainly not a complaint as this Forum is way more informative than the other Chev one.
The longer the bar, the less arc it travels and the less deflection caused, keeping the rearend happy and centered. Grinding the heads off of the easy ones to get to and artfully using a cutting torch for the harder ones works well. In this photo we removed the bed floor to show you how the cross members and wheel tubs fit in place. Enter the folks at Classic Performance Products, who manufacture one of the largest lines of restoration and conversion products for classic trucks. However because of the low production runs, finding an affordable short bed model in good shape seems to be going the way of the dodo bird. With huge bushings at the front mounting point, these heavy-duty arms will not flex when put under the rigorous loads of going around corners fast.
However, a new Edelbrock intake manifold, Holley Street Avenger carburetor, and Mallory ignition was installed for a little more pep. The sway bars mounting bushings will attach to via the two bolts shown. But not just any old beater would do. Mixing Work And Play When Dave Kuma took over the family tire shop he had one priority on his mind, to get a shop truck. All bolts are the same length, so some of them are too long in some areas where there are holes on the side and bottom of the frame in close proximity. Along with making the metal presentable, he also had Gordon shave any marker or trim holes, and fill the stake pockets. Then the spider gear pin is slid back into place and its retaining bolt reinstalled.
Be sure to always wear your safety equipment to ensure safe operation when welding anything. While Bobco was overhauling the rear suspension, he thought he ought to address the six-lug bolt pattern on the rear so as to match the new 5×5 lug pattern at the front of his C10. Even at 4 inches with cut bumpstops or bumpstop buttoms, you will be sitting on the frame and it will kill the ride. We found that the simple way to install the rails was to locate the factory holes on the top and bottom of the stock frame just past the cab mount. Consequently, anyone seeking to really lower a '60-72 Chevy truck has had to deal with the axle tubes banging against the frame, or call upon the services of a custom fabrication shop to craft a one-off notch. With the upper plate bolted in place, it not only keeps your frame straight and sag free, but it also acts as the template for where you need to cut your frame.
And it's a really simple question. It had to be something that would represent Kuma Tire, of Riverside, California, with style and class. Now you can compare an example of the piece that Rob cut using the laser table, to another rail that was cut and bend into a frame rail using the press brake. Next mark, clamp, and drill out the rest on the mounting holes that are indexed on the No Limit frame rail through the stock frame. Power is transferred to the 12-bolt rearend via a Bow-Tie Overdrive 700-R4 tranny.
To replace, slip over the end of the axle and give the axle a push out; that will lock it in its recess is sits in. This has made short bed models worth more later on based by their limited production, and the desire to use them as daily transportation. Only things that needed trimming were two bolts on the inner wall to the fram e, on the passenger side by the trac bar mount. Better yet, the process can be done without having to remove the bed. To do so a hole needs to be drilled in the exact location, which is dictated by the assembled sway bar and end links. When they were first produced the need for a truck was to work out of or carry a camper in the bed, so most of the models made were long bed versions while the short bed numbers were few and far between.