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How to drop a 1963 riviera?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1951mercury, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. 1951mercury
    Joined: Sep 5, 2005
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    1951mercury
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    from Illinois

    Does anyone know a quick, easy way to drop a 63 riviera? would i just use lowering blocks or what? thanks
     
  2. lownslow
    Joined: Jul 16, 2002
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    drop coils ..... blocks won't work . it has coils all the way around . DO NOT HEAT EM ....... you can cut them or buy dropped coils from coilsprings.com
     
  3. 1951mercury
    Joined: Sep 5, 2005
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    from Illinois

    do you know how much is too much to cut?
     
  4. borndead327
    Joined: Feb 9, 2005
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    a whole bunch of sand bags in the trunk works nicely and torch the front springs for that not so nice of a ride you will hate in a month
     

  5. 1951mercury
    Joined: Sep 5, 2005
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    from Illinois

    thanks
     
  6. Start with one coil and see if you like it.
     
  7. homeslice
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
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    you can also check out jamco's lowering kit
     
  8. Painter D
    Joined: Jan 9, 2009
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    from DFW

    Just cut one coil off and go with that for a while ,then see if you want to go lower.
     
  9. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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    and post pics when you're done... love these cars.
     
  10. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    Thats the way to do er
     
  11. Yeah, I'm pretty sure he did that...four years ago.
     
  12. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    That's funny. Crap I didn't even look at the date:p
     
  13. Local104
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
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    from norte ca

    before and after 1 coil cut off the front, it lowered it about inch and 1/2
     

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  14. La Ronda
    Joined: May 9, 2010
    Posts: 13

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    I have a 63 Riviera, we used lowered coils that got us down 2.5 inches. It looks super and rides and drives great. It was easy and you will surely love it. Good luck
     
  15. JimV57
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    JimV57
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    from California

  16. LowA100
    Joined: May 19, 2006
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    2" stepped front contol arms and 70 ElCamino rear coils
     
  17. bb1970
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
    Posts: 246

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    I used 3" drop springs from Jamco. Still rides good I don't bottom out all over. I wouldn't cut coils you'll end up with a POS to drive.
     

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