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Technical front drop or lowering your model a (the Stance question)

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Gasolinedeniz, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. So i gonna lowering my 30 coupe and wonder how much i should drop the front end? The main thing is i guess without frame modifications i cant lower the rear more then 3 inches if i am right ? Thinking about to going to use a model t rear spring and maybe remove one or two leaves . I guess i go with this one
    Medium Arch Transverse Rear Leaf Spring, Reverse Eye, 38 Inch
    Part # 91043105
    I wanna also put big an littles on it so if i go with a 4 inch dropped axle and a two inch posis superglide i will drop the front 6 plus the smaller tires. Anyone did the same and has maybe a picture of his car ? Or is it too much and i get a cartoonish look because of to much rake ?
     
  2. So to be clear here (as you will get a lot of responses), no frame modifications right?
    With what you mentioned above, yes, a lot of rake. IMHO.
    With the T rear spring, do the axle, remove some leaves and the B&L's should work.
    By the way, I like the 7.00 16 rears over the 7.50's as they are lower and a bit wider.
     
  3. thats makes sense with the tires:) Yes no frame modifications!
     
  4. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
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    A 4 inch dropped axle doesn't lower the car 4 inches, it will get you a bit over 2 inches.
     
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  5. did not know that, thx
     
  6. For clarification, is it because the total drop ends up 4" and you had about 1 3/4" to start with...?
     
  7. okay, now i get it, thx
     
  8. 6" is a ton without rubber rake unless you drop the rear a bunch.

    I like a 4" drop axle and a few leaves removed from the stock rear spring with a rubber rake. If you bet too much drop in the front and not much in the rear it begins to look like a stink bug.


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  9. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
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    Bader2

    [​IMG] stock frame,reverse eye front stock rear,some springs removed,7.50 and 600 -16,stock front axle,mech brakes.
     
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  10. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
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    Bader2

    [​IMG]rear crossmember moved back 7.5", no z,40 rear on 7 leaf a spring, reverse eye front with 4" socal axle,4.50-7.50-16.
     
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  11. 4 inch dropped axle and reverse eye spring in the front. 7 leaf rear with reverse eye main rear. 5.50x17 and 7.50x17. No frame mods. It rubs a little on the front when pulling into drive ways with that tall of a tire.

    1466369800149.jpg

    Sent from my SM-G900T using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  12. apickup.jpg
    Got to chuckle. I am to be running one of my dad's old tube axles from the early '60s on my A sedan ('37 Style axle). Going to have to play with the spring to get it to set just right, its a 3.5" drop axle. Who knows that the hell he was thinking when he made those axles. o_O:confused::D

    The pickup and the As that @Bader2 sit perfect in to my eye. Well the pickup is a little sideways. LOL

    Here see if this don't help a little bit:
     
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  13. I like the idea with the 7.00 tires in the rear . I cant move the crossmember here in switzerland :-(
     
  14. 7.00s and 6.00s or 5.00s is a good choice for rubber rake. If it snows there and you drive it I got a pair of 7.50x16 mud and snow tires (town and countries) here that you could snag on your way through town. ;)

    if you opt for 5.00s in the front and 7.00s in the rear don't go crazy with the suspension.



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  15. Jalopy Joker
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    it's Father's Day & Sunday, for today take the easy way to lower the front by letting some air out of the front tires
     
  16. Ron Brown
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    image.jpeg 7.00 x 16 rear 5.50 x16 fronts
     
  17. 4" dropped Super Bell with a Posies super slide with the second short leaf removed. The rear is just coil-overs and a Mopar 8&3/4 rear end. No frame mods except to notch the front for spring clearance. And the crossmember fabrication. 000820.JPG 000610.JPG 001360.jpg P2220223.JPG top2.jpg
     
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  18. RICKY MCGREGOR
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    from wichita ks

    all058.jpg 5.50x16 7.00x16
     

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  19. 5.90x15 and 8.20x15. Axle 2-1/2" drop reverse eye front with a couple leaves out/on bottom. Reverse eye rear with a couple leaves out/on bottom.
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  20. Ron Brown
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    dang Russ , tires must be helium filled
     
  21. I am guessing the photo is upside down on your setup. It is right side up on my Mac, but upside down on my iPad. I have been having that happen on my recent photo posts here. Don't know why.
     
  22. jimmy six
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    What's stance?:p
     
  23. redoxide
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    from Scotland

    I cant find the post but there was a pic of a 30 coupe with perfect period stance. The builder fitted a 35 ford Front axle ( 1 1/2 inch drop over stock ) a reverse eye front spring ( anothedr 1 inch drop for the front) and a 27 T rear spring wich gave the rear end a whopping 3 inches for that single mod..

    searched and searched but cant find the thread ... :(
     
  24. twenty8tudor
    Joined: Oct 5, 2010
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    twenty8tudor
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    from Ohio

    As far as the front.. On mine I went with a mono leaf since the old stocker I reversed had no spring left to it.. Made it nice cause it comes with plates to space it either way so there is a lot of height adjustment you can get.. 3" drop on stock axle.. Running 550x16 in front cause I can't fit 600s they rub the fender braces..
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1470421589.258760.jpg

    Also had to notch the front part of the frame so spring wouldn't hit it since dropping it.


    Back doesn't help much cause I cut it behind the cab stepped it and made it longer to support the bed.
     
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  25. Schwanke Engines
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    My avatar is just a rubber rake. 7.50X16 rear and MT90 Motorcycle tires on front close to 4.75-16. I will be doing a 4" drop axle and reverse eye spring and 1 leaf removed. rear will be Frankland quick change with Pete and Jakes ladder bars with coil overs.
     
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