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Old 08-12-2020, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default 1950 F1, suspension

My shocks are about 5 years old, seems like I can still feel every bump in the road. Any ideas how to smooth out those bumps? i know it's a farmers truck & not a Cadillac... but any ideas?...



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Old 08-12-2020, 08:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1950 F1, suspension

If you dont haul anything with it, you can remove some of the spring leaves but it will also lower the truck some.

Mainly the short leaves or every other one.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:21 PM   #3
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Always considered my '48 to be pretty wimpy in that department. Pretty flat
leaves and probably pretty worn out.
I controlled what I had with some stupidly expensive double adjustable shocks
and a custom front sway bar.
Works like a charm.
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:20 AM   #4
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with those shocks.... did they dampen the road enuff to be worth the cost?... for you?
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They got rid of the buck-board ride and the sway bar took care of the aircraft carrier lean every time you turned a street corner.
There's a wide variation of settings for bump & rebound but at over $165 each, they're not a solution for everyone.....
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Old 08-15-2020, 07:35 PM   #6
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They got rid of the buck-board ride and the sway bar took care of the aircraft carrier lean every time you turned a street corner.
Loved your description of the lean, brings back some good old memories.
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Loved your description of the lean, brings back some good old memories.
I was a conning officer on USS Ranger back in the 80's.....
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Old 08-20-2020, 08:47 AM   #8
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I was enlisted, brown shirt or green shirt on the flight deck, USS Saratoga '69 and USS JFK '70/71.
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