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Customs '50 Plymouth Business Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by '50Plym3W, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Lowering

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  1. '50Plym3W
    Joined: Sep 23, 2018
    Posts: 12


    in need of lowering a '50 Plymouth 3-Window Coupe. Doing the rear is a piece of cake. Who can help me out with the front end?
  2. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 10,965

    from Quincy, IL

    There are least three ways to do that.

    The first, and best, as it retains full suspension travel and ride comfort, is 'dropped uprights'.....those are the vertical links between the lower and upper A arms to which the spindles attach. By raising the spindle mounting position the front end is lowered with no change in springs height or compression rate. Fatman Fabrications is one source.

    The second is to drill out the rivets holding the spring seat plates to the lower A arm and puttin spacers between the A arm and plates, lowering the spring (actually raising the A arm). That will lower the car and retain right characteristics but will reduce spring travel and it will bottom out sooner on serious bumps.

    The third method is to install shorter coils or cut a coil or coil and a half from the stock springs. That will lower the car, but cut coils become stiffer and ride will change accordingly.

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  3. I did 2 methods - relocated the bottom spring perch, and used Ford Aerostar coils. They are a drop-in, and are a bit stiffer than the stock coils, so they retain a good ride without bottoming out.

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  4. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 7,801

    from Phoenix,AZ

    The part number for those coils is MOOG CC 850 since these have gotten popular prices are increasing, most on evil bay are $76 and up a year ago around $50 a pair. Just checked Autozone their price is $65.99 part # is FCS850V these will give you about a 2.5" drop.
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