Low­er­ing a Square-Body C-10 with CPP


LET’S RE­CAP: THIS ’79 Chevy C-10 has been ne­glected through­out the past five years and al­most ev­ery part needs at­ten­tion after sit­ting for so long. In the first in­stall­ment of our res­ur­rec­tion we fo­cused on get­ting the en­gine run­ning and look­ing right. With a good run­ning and driv­ing 350 V-8 now un­der the hood, we turned our at­ten­tion to driv­abil­ity. Through­out the next few months we will be fo­cus­ing on the chas­sis, and ob­vi­ously, be­cause this is Street Trucks Magazine, we will need to ad­dress height first and fore­most.

There are a lot of op­tions for bring­ing th­ese trucks down to a more re­spectable static ride height. Ev­ery­thing from a 2/4 to a 7/9 drop has been done in the past.

For our project, we wanted to be some­where right in the mid­dle. We also wanted to re­place all of the old worn-out and dry-rot­ted sus­pen­sion pieces while we were low­er­ing the truck. So we turned to Clas­sic Per­for­mance Parts (CPP).

CPP has been man­u­fac­tur­ing parts for th­ese trucks, as well as a plethora of other makes and mod­els, for well over 20 years. It has be­come the in­dus­try’s go-to spe­cial­ist for steer­ing, brakes and sus­pen­sion prod­ucts for clas­sic cars and trucks.

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