Heidts showing new independent suspension kits for C-10

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Vintage Chevrolet C-10 pickup trucks, such as this1970 example being advertised on ClassicCars.com for $3,900, are popular choices for restoration

Heidts Automotive will unveil at the SEMA Show next week in Las Vegas two new bolt-on independent rear suspension kits designed for easy installation and to lower ride height and provide enhanced handling of 1967-1972 and 1973-1987 Chevrolet C-10 pickup trucks.

The C-10 has become very popular for restoration projects and especially resto-mod efforts.

“The C-10 market is such a popular application, and for good reason,” Heidts’ Wallace Leyshon is quoted in the company’s news release.

Independent rear suspension kit bolts in | Heidts Automotive photos

 “These new kits give customers who prefer a lower ride height the quality handling they have been looking for.” 

The kits are available for long- and short-bed applications, “and even allow a long bed to short bed conversion,” the company said. “Best of all, this kit can be bolted on and installed in a home garage or driveway in a weekend.

“The back-half kit allows for a wide tire and lower ride height without sacrificing ride quality while providing the ultimate handling. Adjustable coilover shocks, Currie 3rd members, and C4 or Wilwood brakes round out a complete solution for your C-10.”

Company also offers new C-10 frames

In addition to the suspension kits, Heidts will show a new replacement C-10 frame that has been fully boxed and features center bracing for additional rigidity. 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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