Dropped Axle Install https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/ Dropped Axle Install Pic 1 Here's my truck before the new axle. https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49918045 49918045 Pic 2 And my helper, Wookie https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49918500 49918500 Pic 3 Here's the new axle from droppedaxles.com, & the new front wheels from stocktonwheel.com Not shown are the modified steering arms needed with the new axle, & the new kingpin set from LMC truck, & hardware https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49918985 49918985 Pic 4 Before with original axle & P225/50R15 tires. These tires are 23.9" tall https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49919276 49919276 Pic 5 After installing the 4" dropped axle & new wheels. The new tires are P225/75R15, & measure 28.4" tall. Looks mucho better https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49919277 49919277 Pic 6 Truck supported with stands placed on leaf springs. Also in pic are the new "modified" steering arms https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49920638 49920638 Pic 7 Note original steering arm has tie rod on top - that will be changed to lower https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49920639 49920639 Pic 8 In this photo, you can see the angle of the original drag link. You will see the reason for this later https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49920640 49920640 Pic 9 Original suspension https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49921928 49921928 Pic 10 Notice original drag link on top of steering arm, & the aft section goes into the pitman arm from the outside. This will be modified https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49921929 49921929 Pic 11 New axle is in. Also note that the steering arm has the new style tie rod going into the bottom to clear the leaf springs https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49921930 49921930 Pic 12 You can clearly see how the drag link goes underneith the modified steering arm, rather than the topside as orig. This is to lessen bump steer. The drag link was heated up & twisted 180 deg https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49921931 49921931 Pic 13 These new wheels from Stockton Wheel are 15x6, with a 3.5" rear spacing. It looks like anything more than 4", & the tie rod may hit the tire. https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49923406 49923406 Pic 14 Before the new axle. It would have been closer to 29" if the old tires weren't flat https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49921932 49921932 Pic 15 The new setup. I wanted to get shorter tires, but I got a killer deal on these. It's going to still be sitting until I get the motor done, so no sense in spending any money yet on tires https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49921933 49921933 Pic 16 Pass side. I didn't get any pics of the kingping removal & installation because it was a breeze. I had the old kingpins pressed out at Napa, & the new ones slid right in. https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49923407 49923407 Pic 17 Area of concern: See new tire rod very close to leaf spring https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49923408 49923408 Pic 18 With weight on the tires, the new rod barely clears. This will be fixed when I add caster shim blocks between the springs & axle to tilt the axle back 6 degrees https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49923409 49923409 Pic 19 Tough new look. I can't roll the truck out until I get the motor running, so this will have to do for perspective https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49924873 49924873 Pic 20 Im liking the stance. Tire height measures 28.3" in the front, & 29.8" in the rear https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49924874 49924874 Pic 21 Time to tackle the engine https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49925089 49925089 Pic 22 Wookie agrees :] https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=49925091 49925091 https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=55025995 55025995 https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61082647 61082647 https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=50743186 50743186 https://59chevypickup.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=55025996 55025996