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3/4 Ton 2WD Suspension Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Looksback, Sep 28, 2002.

  1. Looksback

    Looksback 1/2 ton status

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    I have a '74 Chevrolet Custom C20 [3/4 Ton 2WD] and i am vary sure that the rear leaf springs are worn'. I was woundering would a set on 1 ton leaf springs from a 2WD work in place of the 3/4 ton leafs? Also would the 1 ton leafs lift the truck higher or remain at the same?

    Thanks For The Time
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes they will and they may lift yours up a little depending on how sagy they both are
     
  3. Looksback

    Looksback 1/2 ton status

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    I dont know how bad thay are wornin' but when there is nothing in the box the truck sits level from front to back

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    As long as the springs are the correct length.

    Your '74 will have 52" eye-to-eye measurements.

    1 ton springs measure 56" eye-to-eye.

    Just measure the eyes and make sure they fit your year. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  5. Looksback

    Looksback 1/2 ton status

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    how hard would it be to force the 1 ton leafs so that thay will fit eye-to-eye, my guess vary hard?

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Well, if the 1 ton springs are the 56" and yours are 52", you need to simply remove the rivets on the rear spring hanger, where the shackle goes, and move it back 4". Drill new holes and install new grade 8 bolts. Then hook up the 1 ton 56" springs. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     

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