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3" Blocks to lower my 54 Ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Edsel58a, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Edsel58a
    Joined: Jan 17, 2008
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    I am wanting to install 3" blocks in my 54 Ford. If i do this, someone said I should install a panhard bar to prevent side to side flex.


    Thoughts?
     
  2. Squablow
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    If you're autocrossing it maybe. Unnecessary for a regular road car IMO.
     
  3. parklane
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
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    Don't know about that, but are you gonna be below the scrub line??
     
  4. hooliganshotrods
    Joined: Dec 2, 2010
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    from Calgary

    I put 3" blocks in my 53, no need for a panhard bar.
     

  5. Edsel58a
    Joined: Jan 17, 2008
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    did the floor need raised like a shoebox?
     
  6. hooliganshotrods
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    No I didn't have to, I don't think you'd need to raise the floor in a shoebox either for only 3". I know a few guys with 4" blocks in shoeboxes and they bottom out a bit with people in the back but have no issues when driving solo. With 3" you won't have any issues, I used the stock shocks also and haven't had any problems. In the front I used Aerostar springs and cut a half coil, it dropped the front about 3" maybe a hair more. Drives great.
     
  7. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
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    "Someone" is wrong. A block simply raises the axle, lowers the roll center, and does not create any movement that would require a panhard for location. It's a block, not a pivot.
     
  8. I'll bet it's a nightmare to change a tire! HRP
     
  9. I have 3-1/2" blocks in my 51' with a heavy duty sway bar, no problems, rides great!
     
  10. hooliganshotrods
    Joined: Dec 2, 2010
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    from Calgary

    At stock height the rears were a bit finicky to get out, 3" is abit of pain but is doable with little effort. That's the main reason I didn't go 4" on my daily.
     
  11. I had 4" blocks and Posies springs on My 54 Mercury, never a problem ...
     
  12. Been there, my previous 54 Customline.
    Rear flats no fun.
     
  13. Yeah,We have a '54 wagon and the tires are hard enough to get off sitting at the stock height. HRP
     
  14. Forgot to mention, it was a tail dragger:eek:
     
  15. Yeah,I can imagine.:eek::D HRP
     

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