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I finally got a ride!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bman416, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Bman416
    Joined: Nov 4, 2007
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    Just wanted to show off my newly acquired 1956 Bel Air moredoor sedan. Its an older restoration I just don't know how long ago it was done. Its got a 305 with a TH350. Runs and drives awesome. Sorry no interior pics but the interior is in excellent shape. A little glass here and there. I just wanted something to drive and mess around with. I got a line on 2" lowering blocks for the back already. I'm just not sure how to do the front. I can't find lowering springs. Would they be safe to cut? Thanks for looking everyone. I'm sure I'll be bothering everyone soon enough with questions.
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  2. monsterflake
    Joined: May 13, 2003
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    a coil and a half off the front should be fine.

    flip the tires around, get some fender well headers and a mean(er) sounding motor. don't spend any money on stuff that can't be taken off and put on a 2 door...
     
  3. Congrats on the new ride .......looks like it's going to be a fun summer for ya.
     
  4. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,187

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    from OKC, OK


  5. sweet ride man , im with monsterflake flip the tires , the car looks great have fun..
     
  6. magsnubby
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 486

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    from Fresno,Ca

  7. GREASEMONKEY72
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  8. deedster
    Joined: May 14, 2005
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    Great looking ride..Reminds me of a 56 a friend had in high school..I do agree with the others, the white letter tires have to go...
     
  9. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    from Central Ky

    Ive always heard to cut 2 coils off the front on tri fives, not sure how many inches it will take you though......................the back of that car looks to be raised.
     
  10. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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    nice car! tri-fives are cool.
    i've always heard 1 coil = 2 inches?
    not sure though. i plan on cutting a coil and a half out of my 57 wagon and using 3" blocks out back. should be in the next few weeks actually. i'll post up some pics when done-please do the same, whatever you end up doing with yours.
    congrats!
     
  11. NINE INCH
    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
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    2" lowering springs from Classic Chevy International (CCI) in Florida. Same temper just 2inch lower. Then cut em 1/2 coil more at a time to get desired ride height. Bingo!
     

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  12. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
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    from Central Ky

    Why didnt you just cut the factory springs you already had?
     

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