Lowering my 89 D150 short box

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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby bigpapad150 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:27 am

Thanks, Your truck is sitting exactly how I want mine to.

What did you do ?

Did you flip the rear axle ?? My truck the rear sits real high.
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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby dazedandconfused » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:34 am

Its got home made drop shackles on the rear. You can buy drop shackles for them.
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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby bigpapad150 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:48 am

Would you be interested in helping me out ???
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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby dazedandconfused » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:51 am

Yeah I can help you out.
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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby bigpapad150 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:03 am

check out this post and see if it is something you can help me with.
http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/sho ... t=all&vc=1

The last picture of the grey truck is what I an going for.

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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby dazedandconfused » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:30 pm

Yeah it shouldn't be a problem. Mine is done very similar to that.
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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby bigpapad150 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:35 pm

Ok only if we could pm.
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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby dazedandconfused » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:59 pm

12 more useful post and you will be able to.

Hey Mark do you know the what the difference is in the van lower control arms and the ones for our Cummins trucks? They look similar. Is it the ball joint size. I measured the bolt that holds on mine and it appears to be 3/4". It appears they are using 3/4 ton B250 lower arms.
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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby dazedandconfused » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:19 pm

Here is the 4000lb axles LCA I've used.
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These are the hillbilly modded spring hangers the previous owner made.
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I also noticed my rear tires have rubbed at some point.
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Big papa post some pics of how yours sits now.

P.S. it looks like the 3600 pound LCA uses the same balljoint as the half ton truck according to a link i found.
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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby Mark Nixon » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:23 pm

I've never fully investigated the Dodge van lower arms.
I do know that the dually style lower arms from the '70s to mid-'80s vans AND dually trucks interchange up to January 3 of 1991.
After that date the radius (or strut) rod bolts ON THE PICK-UPS were a bigger diameter, 9/16" late, 1/2" early.

A lot of information is on the door tag under "GWR front" or "GWR rear" .
A dual rear wheel (drop center, "Budd" wheel) is usually rated at 4,000 pounds across the board, van or truck, but there are some 3300 pound and 3600 pound ratings, I am not sure if they are for SRW or DRW.

If I'm not sure and I'm researching interchanges, I go to Car-Part.com and play around with the applications there, it's not dead nuts accurate, but it's gotten me pointed in the right direction more than once since I've used it.

The easy answer is that anything with a DRW is the same lower control arm, the strut rod bolt hole size, notwithstanding.

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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby dazedandconfused » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:26 pm

Thanks for the info Mark.
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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby bigpapad150 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:30 am

Here is a couple
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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby dazedandconfused » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:40 am

They aren't showing up.
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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby Mark Nixon » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:44 am

This will get you to the album.

http://s1309.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... sort=3&o=1

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Re: Lowering my 89 D150 short box

Postby NJDodge » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:38 pm

If only you were a few states north haha. Not much help I can provide but just wanted to say sounds like a cool project! And the 25 post thing is kinda lame, I agree.
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