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Help me get my baby back on the road!

I have a somewhat wrecked single cab silverado that needs parts.

Help me get my baby back on the road!

Postby cwilcox95 [OP] » May 21 2019, 1:13am

Hey!

I have 2007 Silverado classic single cab in victory red. Back in 2015 I was in a T-Bone accident which has made the truck somewhat immobile. (See Picture Below) Surprisingly for being hit at 50 MPH the only thing that needs repaired is the leaf spring bolt and the parking brake line.....and the bedside. I checked the axle and luckily it is not bent and the wheel and tire is even fine. I need help in finding a new bed and options in having the trucked lowered and having the brakes changed. I have seen some kits to change the truck to disc brakes in the back. Are there lowering kits that actually take out the leaf springs? As far as the bed, I'm willing to pay and pick up as long as it isn't to far. So any help locating that in the NWA area would be greatly appreciated! I learned to drive in this truck and it was a graduation gift from my dad so I would really like it back on the road!
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Re: Help me get my baby back on the road!

Postby CT2500HD » May 21 2019, 1:24am

You are definitely going to want to check the squareness of the frame, that's quite a wack considering I'm looking at a leaf spring pack dislodged and blown out. Axle shafts may turn, axle tubes might appear not bent from the eye, but with the leaf spring perches even a few degrees off, you'll never get a decent alignment. Collision shops have frame jigs and straighteners to pull it back into square.

This is actually a case where you WANT a rear end alignment. That relatively cheap test will tell you if the rear-end is off at all, and by how much. Then you'll be able to gauge next steps to straighten it, if needed.
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Re: Help me get my baby back on the road!

Postby cwilcox95 [OP] » May 21 2019, 1:30am

CT2500HD wrote:You are definitely going to want to check the squareness of the frame, that's quite a wack considering I'm looking at a leaf spring pack dislodged and blown out. Axle shafts may turn, axle tubes might appear not bent from the eye, but with the leaf spring perches even a few degrees off, you'll never get a decent alignment. Collision shops have frame jigs and straighteners to pull it back into square.

This is actually a case where you WANT a rear end alignment. That relatively cheap test will tell you if the rear-end is off at all, and by how much. Then you'll be able to gauge next steps to straighten it, if needed.


We checked out the frame and it wasn't bent or kinked, which is good considering it was repaired a year prior. An alignment is definitely on the list of things that need to be done for sure. Would a lowering kit for the rear suspension help at all or would i need to get it aligned first?
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Re: Help me get my baby back on the road!

Postby roorancher » May 21 2019, 1:32am

What's the 71 or 72 parked behind your truck?
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Re: Help me get my baby back on the road!

Postby cwilcox95 [OP] » May 21 2019, 1:38am

roorancher wrote:What's the 71 or 72 parked behind your truck?


It was behind this old building that I was driving by, figured it made for a good picture.
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