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Old 07-07-2007, 08:39 AM
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Default Cheap and EZ Lowering Blocks

Before I made my blocks I made a set from wood. This way I could move it outside and stand back and look........................


I had some one inch aluminum I cut using a band saw, a table saw with a carbide(wood) blade will work too. Next drill a 1/2" locating hole in the center. I made the locating pin out of half inch stock, one inch long.





I wasn't sure if one inch was gonna be low so I also made a 1/2" block to add to the 1" one.

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Old 07-07-2007, 08:45 AM
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If I use both blocks I will weld them together......................Not very High tech, but it works and is easy to do.


This is on mt '32 Ford frame....things are just mocked up, once I get weight on it things may change!
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:52 AM
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Hey thanks for that, i happen to have some aluminum like that laying on my bench right now. Was wondering what I could use it for, now I know!
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Old 07-09-2007, 12:37 PM
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Excellent tip. Looks so easy the way you did it and explain it. Thanks for posting.

BTW, where did you find longer u bolts?


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Old 07-09-2007, 01:32 PM
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looks good and a great idea
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Long bolts are from Speedway(you shop there weekly Don!).............................
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Thanks for the how-to Mr. 2 Tone. I need to make some blocks right now to replace a pair of cast ones that are cracked. I have to scrounge up some aluminum stock first though.

Just to add: You could also cut one side of the block on an angle to form a wedge if a pinion angle adjustment is needed.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:19 AM
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Excellent tip. Looks so easy the way you did it and explain it. Thanks for posting.

BTW, where did you find longer u bolts?


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i got my longer u bolts from my local auto zone. 12 bucks they called it a lowering kit w/o blocks and there is a lowering kit with blocks for 24.99
it was in in a red box by the rest of the suspension parts it came with washers and nuts too for 12 bucks i diddnt have to wait for shipping
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