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  • Final Stance

    OK, I'm done playing with it. After four versions, I'm happy with the final results.

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ID:	1736184 This was what I started with. Original suspension with wider wheels out a few inches with spacers. I really liked this look but lost it when I converted the truck to modern suspension.

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ID:	1736185 Here it is with the hot rod stance. I really liked the look but the tires rubbed and I didn't want that.

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ID:	1736186 So we replaced the front springs with the heaviest duty truck springs they had. I wasn't sure if the back was a little low or not, but I thought it was.

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ID:	1736187 We brought the back up another inch and it looks right now. I'm done with it. It still has a similar stance to the original look but it's a couple of inches lower. I think it looks right finally and it still handles great. We took it for a six hour drive today to Kelseyville and it performed flawlessly. I'm ready to drive this bad boy to Colorado next year......
    Jon Stalnaker
    Karel Staple Chapter SDC

  • #2
    They all look good to me. If you're happy it's a win all around.
    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

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    • #3
      Pic #2 looks perfect to me.
      Jerry Forrester
      Forrester's Chrome
      Douglasville, Georgia

      See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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      • #4
        Good morning Jon. Jon my granddaughter took a picture of your truck sometime a go will see if I can find it.
        I like picture number four looks just write to me.

        nibbs 53 (Patrick)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nibbs53 View Post
          Good morning Jon. Jon my granddaughter took a picture of your truck sometime a go will see if I can find it.
          I like picture number four looks just write to me.

          nibbs 53 (Patrick)
          Hope you can find it and post it. I love looking at something familiar through different eyes.
          Jon Stalnaker
          Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sdude View Post
            Hope you can find it and post it. I love looking at something familiar through different eyes.
            Jon. Okay Jon I will see what I can do, i put lot of pictures on my external hard drive. I have to go through them,and unorganized them anyway.

            nibbs53 Patrick.

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            • #7
              #2 #2 #2 #2..........
              Not that my vote matters one hill of beans. My opinion and 4 bucks will get you a cup of coffe.

              None are BAD at all. 1,3 and 4 are great, but 2 rocks. Drop the tire size slightly and go with 2. If don't rub a little bit it ain't a legit hot rod.
              .
              All of that said, both your car and your truck are 2 of my favs anywhere. Just keep on driving them and letting us see them, that is all that matters with vehicles.
              Last edited by kmac530; 07-29-2012, 10:03 AM. Reason: spell

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kmac530 View Post
                #2 #2 #2 #2..........
                Not that my vote matters one hill of beans. My opinion and 4 bucks will get you a cup of coffe.
                I wasn't posting this to ask which I should keep. #4 is it and that's final. I must admit, I really liked #2 also. I considered finding a way to get around the rubbing issue but I have this truck because I wanted a truck and not a hot rod. It's more functional as a truck now and that is really what I wanted.

                I do miss #2 and if I had Leno's money, I would build another in Hot Rod configuration. It was cool. Thanks
                Jon Stalnaker
                Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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                • #9
                  I know Jon. I was just kidding. Your final stance is a fine choice and it is YOUR choice. My opinion is irrelevant. But I did like it slammed.

                  PS, I thought you DID have Leno money on that retirement package from the PO....lol

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                  • #10
                    And this is something even modern pick-up truck drivers deal with - my 09 F150 has half a dozen companies that sell kits to even the stance...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kmac530 View Post
                      PS, I thought you DID have Leno money on that retirement package from the PO....lol
                      Two ex-wives....Nuff said
                      Jon Stalnaker
                      Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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