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Re: Converting my G20 to RHD and 4x4
Overdrive915 #795475 September 06th 2022 2:15 pm
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Overdrive915 #795486 September 06th 2022 5:39 pm
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Kind of pricey, but have you considered portals?
Portals have other advantages like increased ground clearance and reduced driveshaft angle.

Re: Converting my G20 to RHD and 4x4
Overdrive915 #795545 September 07th 2022 10:00 am
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At the moment I have got 4" aluminum blocks under the leaf springs and i am still short about 1 and a 1/2 " I am not to sure what the original van leaf arches are I have searched on the web but can only see front leaf springs and nothing about the rear

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Re: Converting my G20 to RHD and 4x4
Overdrive915 #795547 September 07th 2022 11:26 am
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I would say that you NEED to recurve those leafs ... no reason to have 6" blocks for 35"s . I only have 3" blocks in the rear.

Blocks that tall might pose problems ....might be better to open up the wheel wells so you dont go that tall ... top heavy pose problems offroadin ...like on the side of a hill.

The TALLER you go the WIDER you MUST be...

This pic is from the accident repair ...
[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]

See where the govt welded a 2" bar across the ft and put the shackles n leafs on that bar ... that is considered a body lift and look below a 1 in block under the leafs. 3" total but it fits 35" tires


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Converting my G20 to RHD and 4x4
Overdrive915 #795571 September 08th 2022 2:46 am
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The front of my van is all sorted it is the rear that I'm looking at. All the pic that i see are always of the front and I can't seem to find any of the rear leaf springs in a van. I am looking at having new leaf springs made some say 6 blades some 7 and even 8. The radius of the arc is my concern. I am not happy with the blocks in the back that is the reason for having new leaf spring made. I already have the new rims with a bigger offset as I want to use 315/70/17 tires. At the moment we do not have stock of these tires in the country still waiting.

Re: Converting my G20 to RHD and 4x4
Overdrive915 #795595 September 08th 2022 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by Overdrive915
I can't seem to find any of the rear leaf springs in a van. I am looking at having new leaf springs made some say 6 blades some 7 and even 8. The radius of the arc is my concern.

That is what is on my van 315/70/16 ....recurved springs will help to lift ....I will go take pic's of my rear for you . lol that didnt come out right ....lol I know there are only 3" blocks back there.

You may try a extended shackle ... but when you do this you NEED to make them out of thicker steel. I know my van has 2 to 3" shackles to hold the leafs and they are made of 3/8 steel

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]

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SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Converting my G20 to RHD and 4x4
Overdrive915 #795624 September 09th 2022 8:20 am
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Thanks for the pic's at least now I have a starting point and a better idea of what I can do to get the height that I need.

Re: Converting my G20 to RHD and 4x4
Overdrive915 #795627 September 09th 2022 2:02 pm
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Weld the blocks to the axile housing ... the ones on top are for the angle of the tranny to match the axile. If you use srt blocks you will tear up U joints.

Recurve the leafs you have it will help with the body lift.

extended shackles ...these are kinda winpy but you get the idea ...

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Converting my G20 to RHD and 4x4
Overdrive915 #795629 September 09th 2022 2:08 pm
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Or, just google Chevy lift leaf springs
There are many sites that sell the correct springs with the proper arch.
I did that when I built a 4 runner with a lift.

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