Sam's  '66 Fleetside


With 1358 pounds of crushed stone in the back.

This is a word for word testimonial from a very satisfied customer, self-titled ,

" I Didn't Believe My Eyes!"

   Some info on it, it's a '66 Fleetside, 283, PowerGlide PS, A/C, 244,000 miles (engine's never been opened, driven daily) Early Classic Disc Brake Conversion Kit, 2
½" Drop Spindles, Drop Springs and Wheel Vintiques powder coated rally wheels.

    This last week I started a project on my newly constructed home here in West Texas. Of which I had to have a front loader load a load of crushed limestone in the truck. Now I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that has restored a truck, only because it stripped the tailgate of paint in the process. But going into the quarry they weighed the truck on the scales, then I proceeded into the quarry where I waited in line with some dozen large dump trucks. After a slow process the gigantic front loader put a load of the crushed limestone in the truck, now it wasn't anywhere near filling up the bed, but it flattened out the truck a good deal.
    Upon leaving I was surprised of what I didn't notice. Which was any unfavorable driving characteristics, in fact, heading back down the mountain to the scales it handled wonderfully. But not until I pulled to the scales was I thrown for a real surprise. Not wanting to completely bottom the truck out, we stopped loading just when it got level. Well that was only a couple of inches for the back to come down to be level with the front. But it was 1358 pounds of stone that did it. And it drove beautifully on the highway back to town. So much so that I decided to drop you guys a line and let you know how good a product you have.
    I have attached a couple of photos of the truck, one is empty and the other is with 1358 pounds of crushed stone in the back. Note how little difference there is between the two.

    Thanks again for such a good product, keep up the good work.
Sincerely, Sam

Then, we got another letter from Sam, here it is...

Dear Mr. Clark,

    Once again your spring design has been tested to the limit. And once again, it works flawlessly.
I thought when I sent you the picture of the 1358 lbs of crushed limestone in the back, that that would be more than I'd ever care to carry in this 33 year old truck. But... I just got back from hauling 1550 pounds of slate pavers and again, the springs did great. (Now if I can only do as good laying them...)
    The truck is at it's max, but it drives and handles like there was nothing back there. The guys that loaded it with a forklift about choked when they came to load it and saw that is was going in a heavily lowered '66 Chevy Fleetside. I laughed and said that I had your springs and brakes on it and they couldn't believe when they set that pallet down and it simply leveled the back with the front.
    I don't recommend doing this everyday or over rough roads, but I just wanted to let you know once again what a great product you have and how happy I am I chose Early Classic.

Thanks again.
Take Care, Sam
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