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Lowering a Chevy squarebody front suspension | Kyle's Garage - Ep. 8


The weekend refresh of the 1979 Chevrolet pickup continues as Brett and I tackle installing a set of drop spindles to lower the front end of this square body. It was a straightforward project that helped completely change the character of this truck—and before you say trucks shouldn't be lowered, consider that this is a two-wheel drive that will never go off road and we're using methods to lower it that do not mess with the suspension geometry or create clearance problems.


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"And next time, we'll try to address as to why it takes at least nine slams to get either of the doors to close all the way on a squarebody."