View Full Version : Front Drop Coil Springs: 2" or 3" - '65 C10

09-13-2013, 12:06 PM
My truck currently has P.O. flame heated to drop stock front springs. I like the stance but want to do this the right way.

I am wondering if anyone here has done a coil spring only drop using 2" or 3" drop springs. If so, what's your opinion of the ride and did you have any issues with front end alignment? Some photo's of your ride would be great also.



http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/lakeroadster/1965%20Chevrolet%20C10%20Pickup/1%20Current%20Status%20Photos/GEDC1244_zps3204b005.jpg (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/lakeroadster/media/1965%20Chevrolet%20C10%20Pickup/1%20Current%20Status%20Photos/GEDC1244_zps3204b005.jpg.html)

Az Geezer
09-14-2013, 09:59 AM
John, my truck is a 71 C30, but all I did was cut a coil for the front

Rich 5150 69
09-22-2013, 08:24 AM
John your front end maladies mirror mine, PO heated coils, I had to put a twist block in one side to level out, haven`t changed it as of yet, plan on going dropped spindles, I`m only guessing at this point that using just dropped coils is going to produce the same jarring bump when you hit a hole, from the suspension bottoming out on the bump stop, maybe I will send an e-mail to ECE and see what they say...

Rich 5150 69
09-23-2013, 01:24 PM
One other issue that I will probably look into is moving the lower a-arm mount forward to increase the caster as Chevyrestoguy has done, .75 inches foward, easy enough to do some to consider sense we like a little rake on the trucks. here`s a link, starts on thread # 105, sorry guys its from the dark side.... http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=446527&page=5

09-23-2013, 05:17 PM
So the 3/4" is to set the camber closer to factory spec's to account for rake?

I am thinking our trucks are probably not that much off from original


Rich 5150 69
09-23-2013, 06:30 PM
Not sure how much is already built in, I`ve noted several people saying that when they`ve had they`re rigs aligned they couldn`t get the amount of caster they really needed, probable rake they had, not sure, but if we already come in with some rake might need the extra .75 inch. Just something else to consider, maybe overthinking this....LOL

Rich 5150 69
09-23-2013, 06:41 PM
Per Vaughn...

Toe in for 61-66 1/2 ton: 1/16 to 3/16 inch

Caster for 63-66 1/2 ton: Plus 2 degrees 27 minutes, add as much caster as possible if power steering is added (it will make it track better on the highway at higher speeds, and the return to center feel will be better).

Camber 63-66 1/2 ton: plus 0 degrees 15 minutes, or as close to that as they can get.

09-25-2013, 01:39 PM
Interesting,,,, This is what Carol Shelby did to the early Mustangs. I believe that was 1" forward and 1" up. It was/is called the Shelby drop.
It makes a big difference in handling of the 1st generation Mustangs.