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Old 08-18-2011, 06:01 PM   #201
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Nate,

I spent a little time on your website but didn't see the info I needed.

Do you still offer the Dropmember/C4 both front and rear for the 67-72's?
I already have the suspension from the Corvette on both ends.

If I remember correctly, you no longer run the stock C4 rack. Am I remembering correctly?

What is the pricing on these two units?

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Old 08-19-2011, 03:21 PM   #202
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PM me your number and I will give you a call.

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Old 12-09-2011, 04:53 PM   #203
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Any holiday sales coming up??
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:18 PM   #204
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x2 on the holiday specials.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:57 PM   #205
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x2 on the holiday specials.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:18 PM   #206
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Hey nate, I have the newest version of the front dropmember, but with the old inner frame supports. Am I able to exchange them for the newer ones or what? Thanks
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:08 AM   #207
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Hey nate, I have the newest version of the front dropmember, but with the old inner frame supports. Am I able to exchange them for the newer ones or what? Thanks
Sorry... we don't do any exchanges.

But we will send you out the upgrade at no charge! Just send me an e-mail with your information and we will get one built and shipped.

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Old 12-22-2011, 10:17 AM   #208
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Hey Nate, I have the factory crossmember. Can I send that in and exchange it for a Dropmember?
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:21 AM   #209
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Hey Nate, I have the factory crossmember. Can I send that in and exchange it for a Dropmember?
Just make sure you leave it all greasy and full of road grime.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:11 AM   #210
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Just make sure you leave it all greasy and full of road grime.
damn i already scraped mine! lol
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #211
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do you have a dropmember for the 63 c10 lower control arms. i already have POL tubular uca/lcas but need more clearance in the middle and would like to avoid spending money on lowers again
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:14 PM   #212
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Hey nate, I have the newest version of the front dropmember, but with the old inner frame supports. Am I able to exchange them for the newer ones or what? Thanks
Whats the diffence?
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #213
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Whats the diffence?
We did a design upgrade on the inner frame stiffeners for the round tube Dropmember about a year and a half ago. We call it an "Inner Truss" as it ties the frame, main crossmember assembly, and motor mounts together, resulting in an extremelly rigid design.

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Old 02-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #214
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We did a design upgrade on the inner frame stiffeners for the round tube Dropmember about a year and a half ago. We call it an "Inner Truss" as it ties the frame, main crossmember assembly, and motor mounts together, resulting in an extremelly rigid design.

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Cool, I just got off the phone with your sales person, Got one on order, Top notch customer service! Thanks Nate, Cant wait to get this installed!
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:24 PM   #215
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I just re-read through this whole thing.... Whew!

I am interested in front dropmember with stock cupped lower arms, trailing arm rear dropmember, and potentially a disk brake kit/dropped spindle to run with the stock arms. I am running 245/60/15 right now on stock steelies.

How low will this get my 65? I have read in other threads that the 60-66 body is level with the bottom of the frame, is the correct?

There was a post with a mention of package deals, do you still do this?

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Old 03-20-2012, 02:26 PM   #216
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I just re-read through this whole thing.... Whew!

I am interested in front dropmember with stock cupped lower arms, trailing arm rear dropmember, and potentially a disk brake kit/dropped spindle to run with the stock arms. I am running 245/60/15 right now on stock steelies.

How low will this get my 65? I have read in other threads that the 60-66 body is level with the bottom of the frame, is the correct?

There was a post with a mention of package deals, do you still do this?

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This combo you have mentioned will get your frame pretty close to the ground... if not touching. The tire is only 26.5" tall... so it should be really close. One other variable would be how much you cup the lower arms.

Remember that the bag placement on the Dropmember sits towards the spindle about 1.25" when compared to the factory set-up. So when you cup your lower arms keep this in mind.

I have found that the 60-66 trucks seem to set the pinch a little closer... but I never had one with a fresh set of body mount bushings either! LOL

If you need some pricing, shoot us you number in a PM or an email. We will get back to you quickly.

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:11 PM   #217
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:48 AM   #218
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This is to eliminate u-joint bind when fully deflated. And it also cancels out any vibrations that may present themselves. I will dig it out tonight or in the morning and PM it to you.
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Any chance you could post the part number, I'm sure I need to get one too.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:52 AM   #219
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Any chance you could post the part number, I'm sure I need to get one too.
The C.V yoke for a turbo 350 and 700R4: #3103-27cv
The weld yoke for the driveshaft: #2-28-3817x
The center yoke for the C.V: #7-0082
The C.V yoke: #2-26-507
Rear U-joint: #1-0153
(The rear u-joint will be different if you have a 10 bolt, but all the other numbers will be the same as long as you have a 2 3/4" diameter drive shaft tube)
All these part numbers will cross to Spicer part #'s.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:29 PM   #220
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If you want to lay pinch weld on the square bodies, the body needs to come down right about .75". The easiest way to do this, when running a Dropmember would be to move the cab/sheetmetal/bed /bumper mounting brackets down, making them even with the lowest point of the frame-rails. This will involve a lot of work, and there may need to be some extra trimming on the cab floor/trans tunnel/driveshaft tunnel for clearance.

"Traditionally", the easiest way to do this was to "Z" the frame and then cut the bottom of the rails off (reinforcing them with rectangular tubing). If one knew they were going to lay pinch or rocker they would incorporate this extra distance into the "Z" when they cut the frame. Those who did not take this into consideration and then decided to body drop to lay pinch or rocker would often shave the top half of the frame-rail off and then reinforce it with rectangular tubing (the only reason they would cut the top half of the frame off was to avoid all the floor sheet-metal work that would be needed.. if only laying pinch, there is no reason to shave the top half of the frame off).

The reason that you can't cut the bottom of the rails when using a Dropmember is because you only have 1" of clearance between the lowest point of the control arms and the ground when the frame is laying flat.

I just saw that DV8 posted a comment in regard to the difference in pinch vs rocker... so I will stop typing.
Excuse me for the repetivness of these questions but i just needing a little clarification... If there's only .75" of space between the bottom of the frame and the bottom of the pinch weld and 1" of clearance between the LCA and the ground when layerd flat why can't I just cut the .75" off the frame? Wouldn't that leave me close to a 1/4" before the LCA contacts the ground? I want to lay pinch and I'm basically working with the frame in one place and the cab somewhere else so my measurements is really just a simple guesstimate
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:05 AM   #221
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Excuse me for the repetivness of these questions but i just needing a little clarification... If there's only .75" of space between the bottom of the frame and the bottom of the pinch weld and 1" of clearance between the LCA and the ground when layerd flat why can't I just cut the .75" off the frame? Wouldn't that leave me close to a 1/4" before the LCA contacts the ground? I want to lay pinch and I'm basically working with the frame in one place and the cab somewhere else so my measurements is really just a simple guesstimate
Technically you could.... but you would then loose that same amount of drop in the front suspension. Depending on the overall tire diameter, this could prevent you from laying the pinch.

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Technically you could.... but you would then loose that same amount of drop in the front suspension. Depending on the overall tire diameter, this could prevent you from laying the pinch.

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Cool. Just wanted to make sure before I start putting this thing back together. As always thanks Nate...

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #223
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ok i know this is all over the forum and I've seen it but what is the year mustang do you use for the rack and pinion?

Also what headers are best for a ls motor?
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #224
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Ok so I'm wanting to lay pinch and I don't fully understand. Can I get a dropmember and then cut the bottom of the frame and lay pinch? Or will that not work?
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:14 PM   #225
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Along with some of the other guys here, I too am saving up for a dropmember... I just have a few concerns... Is it necessary to cut trans hump or will the stock floor have enough crearance with the instalation of the dropmember?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:04 AM   #226
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Along with some of the other guys here, I too am saving up for a dropmember... I just have a few concerns... Is it necessary to cut trans hump or will the stock floor have enough crearance with the instalation of the dropmember?
The "large hump" trans tunnel is necessary when running the Dropmember.
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The "large hump" trans tunnel is necessary when running the Dropmember.
Ok.. thanks, something to incorporate into my build
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Any word on this years holiday spirit floating into a holiday sale?
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What parts are ya looking for? Dropmember?
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:55 PM   #230
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That's what I'm needing is front drop member I plan on calling to clear up a few things because Dave told me I could cut the bottom of the frame to lay pinch so I'll just call and discuss the issue
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That's what I'm needing is front drop member I plan on calling to clear up a few things because Dave told me I could cut the bottom of the frame to lay pinch so I'll just call and discuss the issue
Definitely call us... maybe Santa's little helper will answer and add some Holdiay Cheer in the form of a Discount.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:28 PM   #232
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Oh, We got holiday discounts?? HAHA. Can ya hook me up with a sway bar? I miss mine really bad.
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Definitely call us... maybe Santa's little helper will answer and add some Holdiay Cheer in the form of a Discount.
Nice!! I'll be ready to order front and back within the next couple days!!
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Nate, on a 65c10 how much inward does the DM put the spindle location vs the stock xmember, and this helps with tire clearance issues while driving, right or wrong, thanks ?
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Nate, on a 65c10 how much inward does the DM put the spindle location vs the stock xmember, and this helps with tire clearance issues while driving, right or wrong, thanks ?
It will narrow up the trac width right at 1.25" per side. We also offer 1" narrowed arms if you need a little more room.
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It will narrow up the trac width right at 1.25" per side. We also offer 1" narrowed arms if you need a little more room.
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Hows it going Nate, Im new to the forum and im very interested in ordering a DM for my 73 C10 And i would like to get your Rear bolt on kit think its the xtreme kit...Is there any price break if i order front & rear at the same time? Also whats up with your bolt on Bodydrop kit how much are they are they availble? Thanks just waiting for this Check to show up & im giving u a call to order sum Goodies.
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Hows it going Nate, Im new to the forum and im very interested in ordering a DM for my 73 C10 And i would like to get your Rear bolt on kit think its the xtreme kit...Is there any price break if i order front & rear at the same time? Also whats up with your bolt on Bodydrop kit how much are they are they availble? Thanks just waiting for this Check to show up & im giving u a call to order sum Goodies.
We do offer a little love when ordering in bulk. Best to just give us a call when you get the funds together and we can go over the details.

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Thanks for your time Nate ,Appreciate it ill be calling soon. im pumped after seeing pics of Crawdads truck looks super clean cant wait to get my 73 to lay frame..Thanks again.
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what shocks are best for the front dropmember?
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