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Lowering the 66 Chevy Suburban

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  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Seattle area
Lowering the 66 Chevy Suburban
Posted by Chevy II on Sunday, April 08, 2018 1:33 PM

I hope this is in the correction section.

Does anyone have any information on how I can lower the stance of the 66 Chevy Suburban? I am adding the spoked mags and front suspension crossmember from the 65 Chevy stepside Pickup, but front of suburban is still waaaay to high. I've seen some builds where the truck is almost on the ground and thought maybe someone could start me in the right direction.

Any help would be appreciated.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, April 09, 2018 10:20 AM
My immediate thought was to Z (step) the frame , but I'd need to google that some more ..... LOL
  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Big Gary on Monday, April 09, 2018 9:40 PM

You’re on the right track with Z the frame. Research online will help. 

  • Member since
    February, 2017
Posted by JohnDB on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:48 PM

You can cut and move the wheel mounting pins higher up, or you can even drill a hole for a new mounting pin. There are some videos on YouTube that show you how to do this. Remember whatever you do to lower the front end it will be limited by the inner fender wells, they will only let the tire go up so high into the wheel well. You can always cut those out if necessary. It is pretty easy to do, a nice straight cut. Hopefully this helps a little bit, good luck.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, April 12, 2018 10:55 AM

With my Chevy truck I cheated , Its a diecast Maisto gen 1 Camaro chassis with a cab & bed thrown in same the general direction  LOL . It will be detailed better ( as I've seen there are weld strips you can buy as raised decals !! ) The monster motor is a FWD Olds with a " couple of additions " Wink

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