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Lowering an AMT 55 Chevy truck

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    September, 2018
Lowering an AMT 55 Chevy truck
Posted by Southern_yankee_80 on Friday, September 28, 2018 11:27 AM

Good day everyone I'm not new to the Hobby or Forum but I have been away for awhile glad to be back. I and building a 1955 Chevy pickup from AMT in trying to lower the front and rear suspension have a few ideas but want to see how everyone else went about doing this I looked it up and looked at pictures and I have a few ideas but just would like to see if someone has something simple to try

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    February, 2016
Posted by Plowboy on Friday, September 28, 2018 6:07 PM

The best way to lower the front is ditch the I beam and leaf springs and replace it with an IFS from another kit. You could use a Camaro or Nova setup which was a popular swap on the real trucks back in the day. I usually use the front frame rails and graft them to the kit frame. But, it's not a must. The rear is easy. Just place the rear end above the springs. If you need more, de arch the springs or place lowering blocks between the rear end and springs. 

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    September, 2018
Posted by Southern_yankee_80 on Friday, September 28, 2018 6:36 PM

Thanks for the tip I'll look into that one I like that idea

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    September, 2018
Posted by Southern_yankee_80 on Sunday, September 30, 2018 1:07 PM

What I end up doing was cutting off the pegs for the wheels that go on the straight axle on the front and just added two small strips a plastic just to go maybe a millimeter higher then start just to kind of give it a lower stance. It's not a contest modelers just one day goes on my wife's desk at work so I figured that would suffice

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