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1947 Mercury Lowering

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jamcoupe, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. jamcoupe
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  2. Mudslinger
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    Oops I posted for a car.
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  3. jamcoupe
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    Mudsliger this is for a car.
     
  4. Cougar98
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    I just got done putting one in my 47' Ford. Not the easiest install, but doable. I'll post pics as soon as I can. From what I've been getting is it's not a true 3" drop, it's more of a 1.5" drop. On mine, the holes didn't line up and the spring pad area had to be opened about 3/8". If I was you, I would look at the spring set up, ie: pulling a leaf or two, and a drop axle from Sid. Just my $.02
     

  5. Olderchild
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    Why not a Sid's 4'' drop axle ???
     
  6. jamcoupe
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    Sids Looks like they way to go. Thanks
     
  7. ochamsrasor
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    I have done this crossmember swap twice I believe the results are with the price and effort. They advise you that it will not work with a flat motor.
     
  8. jamcoupe
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    How much did it lower the car?
     
  9. Cougar98
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    With the crossmember and a 4" drop axle, I only saw a 5 1/2" drop. I decided to pull half of the springs out. It sits 10" to the bottom of the bumper. With 235/60/15's up front


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  10. Cougar98
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