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Dropping a '54 mercury

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JackHammer Speed Shop, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Any pointers in lowering the front of a 1954 Mercury..ie any springs that would fit..Aerostar???
    Thanks for looking
    Miles
     
  2. Mildsteel
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 74

    Mildsteel
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    from VALE N.C.

    Fat man fab in charlotte n.c. He sells lowered spindles.
     
  3. Mildsteel
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 74

    Mildsteel
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    from VALE N.C.

    Fatman fab in charlotte n.c. Hehas lowered spindles
     
  4. look in the 52-56 ford social group. there is a few threads in there about dropping and using aerostar springs.
    I would recomend aerostar spring and jamco makes leaf springs and you can tell them how much of a drop you want but i think its only up to a 4 inch drop. somethin to look into.
    Just make sure your exhaust pipes can clear your rear axle before you drop it in the rear! that was my mistake.
     

  5. U-235
    Joined: Dec 18, 2010
    Posts: 452

    U-235
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    I used a kit from Gearheads in ND...it was a disc brake conversion...!" dropped spindle and shorter springs....I also fabricated a 1" lowering block for the A-arms....it only gave me about 5/8" clearance between the A-arm and the spring after the snubber was cut....It was a very jarring ride to California...when I got back I removed the shorter spring and lowering block and cut the original coils about 3/4" of a ring (I think)....Now I have about 1 1/2" inches clearance, no bottoming out, and a nice smooth ride (not choppy like usual with cut coils)....In the back I used 2" lowering blocks and a shortened rear end (to get the wheels off) with no bottoming problems even with abults in the back seat....
     
  6. sunvalley54
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  7. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    I used a kit i found on ebay which consisted of a set of aluminum blocks that spaced the lower spring bucket down. Kinda a pain to install but lowered about 2 inches up front with stock spring rate
     
  8. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    I had the Aerostar coils in my '52 at one time and they worked but in the end I went back to stock coils with 1.5 coils cut off and it rode great and looked even better.
     
  9. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    I could have used a larger tire I think but that's all behind me now as I don't own the car anymore.

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  10. Aerostars in the front 3" blocks in the back

    lots more pics in my prifile album
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  11. Knghtcadi
    Joined: Oct 17, 2016
    Posts: 363

    Knghtcadi

    I know this is a very old post but how and how much did you lower the rear ?


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