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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Bobbylee, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. hrm2k what are you using for markers as i'm looking for something similar for my 52
     
  2. HUSSEY
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    Pics of a 52 I used to own that I dropped 3 in. are in my albums.

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  3. hrm2k
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    some lights we found on ebay........they are LED, they have a chrome finish on the lens as well. When finished, they will be frenched into the fender in the position shown........hope this doesn't get me banned from the HAMB :(

    cosmic12, this is for you

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/album.php?albumid=1403
     
  4. Bobbylee
    Joined: Dec 4, 2013
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    Hmmmmm I think I'm not gonna be happy with a 3" drop. I was hoping id be tucking some white wall. :/
     
  5. cosmic12
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    Thank you, that's a lot of great work that should be seen,
    Love the doors. please keep us posted
     
  6. butcherted
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    from hagerstown

    Posies super slider springs on the rear with 2" blocks.
     

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  7. Bobbylee
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    Love the stance! Perfect look


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  8. layedout49
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    Sweet looking ride brotha !!!


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  9. HUSSEY
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    Nope, these things sit sky high at factory ride height. Dropped 3 in. is where it should have been to begin with. I had dropped uprights up front and 3 in. lowering blocks in the back. I was planning on going with some 2 - 3 in. lowering springs in the front.

    I noted that with 3 in. blocks in the back the driveshaft was really close to the tunnel, could have gotten another inch or two, maybe? I was going to go with 3 in. lowering leaf springs in the rear the block it up as much as I could withough modifying the tunnel.

    Have you seen this thread:

    Anti-bag 49-52 Chevy thread
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=644132&highlight=anti+bag+thread
     
  10. I dropped mine about the hight of the bumpers.. 3 1/2-4 inches? When I got the car it had new springs and could have been confused for a 4x4! :eek:

    I cut about 1 3/4 coils from the front and used 2 1/2 inch blocks (home-made) in the rear on a Camaro dif.. Then went "old school" with sand bags in the trunk! :D Extending the skirts to the bottom of the fenders is next on the 'to-do' list. That, along with the lake pipes should help to visually lower the car too.

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    Gotta love these late '40s early '50s G.M.s!

    Dave
     
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  11. teddyp
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    3" lower springs in front with 1:cut off coils 3: lowing blocks with 2" lower springs about 5" alway around
     

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  12. BFMC14
    Joined: Jan 25, 2011
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    Lowered 3" all the way around. Lowered springs and shocks up front, and blocks in the rear from JAMCO. No tire rub (235/75R-15), but it takes bumps and dips pretty rough. If you order from JAMCO be prepared to wait about 3 to 6 months!
     

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  13. Bobbylee
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    I actually got all my stuff from jamco, of course they sent me the wrong "u" bolts. Haha


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  14. Bobbylee
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  15. 1950 fleetline
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    Cut the coils in half, took out two springs in the back. Did install some hydros cuz driveways are not very nice. 1387235566138.jpg 1387235646124.jpg

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  16. 54hotrodder
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    Are them skirts mercury? of repop ones from Night Prowlers
     
  17. a990hemi
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    from Wisconsin

    The skirts pictured in my previous post are fiberglass overlay type from Night Prowlers, but I am currently in the process of fabbing skirts of my own design out of steel.
     

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  18. 54hotrodder
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    I made my own overlays aswell. Looks good.

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  19. PanBlanco
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    from Houston

  20. speaks
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    1. 4 door kustoms

    Pan Blanco, that is a beautiful car.
     
  21. 61stude
    Joined: Mar 15, 2007
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    2 inches in the front (cut coils) and 3 inches in the rear (blocks).

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